Getting started with your career in another country

Kirsten introduces this post. As part of our Focus on International Students week let's explore how the Careers Service can support you if you are planning to return home either after graduating or over summer. Get advice from your networks Students are often quick to look for information on websites before thinking about who they … Continue reading Getting started with your career in another country

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The F- word and future success

Shelagh Green, our Director, on the f-word that's not as bad as it sounds. No, not that one.  I mean fail….I was prompted to think about what it feels like to fail and how we respond to failure, since reading this article .  A leading US entrepreneur credits her success to her dad’s regular question, … Continue reading The F- word and future success

Part-time jobs – spotting scams

We know a lot of you are looking for part-time jobs just now - and please don't panic; the vast majority of ads will be absolutely fine! Just occasionally, though, we hear about job adverts which aren’t genuine. If you’re taken in by one of these it could cause you a lot of anxiety, distress … Continue reading Part-time jobs – spotting scams

Effective group working

Sharon Maguire, Careers Consultant, posted this recently on her Career Connect blog for online distance learners. It's relevant to us all, whether in work, in further study or just in life - and perhaps worth bearing in mind if you're preparing for group exercises at an assessment centre. There was an interesting article in the … Continue reading Effective group working

Want an internship or grad job in investment banking?

Opening dates for applications for investment banking – and closing dates – are early. Several of those we’re currently advertising have deadlines in October. So, if you’re aiming to get an internship or a graduate job for summer/autumn 2018 in this sector, don’t leave it too late. Start planning and preparing now so you don’t … Continue reading Want an internship or grad job in investment banking?

Finding part-time work in Edinburgh

Careers Consultant Kirsten Roche gives advice on finding a part-time job. We see lots of students who want a part-time job in Edinburgh. This can be trickier than many students first expect as there are lots of students in Edinburgh all trying to get the same jobs. The Careers Service can support you in finding … Continue reading Finding part-time work in Edinburgh

What can I do to improve my chances of getting a job?

Week 1 of the new academic year is just round the corner. Some of you will be entering a new year of your studies and others just starting out on your first (hello there, #Freshers!). Whatever year you’re in, there will be something you can be doing now to enhance your chances of getting a … Continue reading What can I do to improve my chances of getting a job?

Tips from a 4th year for all our new students

Kate, our summer intern who is starting her fourth year now, sends good wishes to all our new students. Hello new students! As I finish up my summer internship with the Careers Service and head into my fourth year and final year, I’m thinking about what it was like when I started Uni and what … Continue reading Tips from a 4th year for all our new students

A warm welcome to our new Postgraduate Students

Kirsten from the Careers Service has a message for you..... We’re looking forward to the new academic year and welcoming all new students. As a new Postgraduate Taught student your relatively short and intensive course means you may not find much time to think about your career options for once you are finished. Because of … Continue reading A warm welcome to our new Postgraduate Students

How to become a lawyer in England and Wales: changes to legal training

Our Careers Consultant Kay Barbour flags up some forthcoming changes relevant to those of you intending to practise law in England or Wales. If you are considering a legal career South of the border you may start hearing talk of changes due to come in 2020. After long running consultations, in April 2017 the Solicitors … Continue reading How to become a lawyer in England and Wales: changes to legal training