Alumni Insight – Starting an Entrepreneurial Venture

We close our series of #EdEnterprise17 blog posts this week, with some fantastic advice from University of Edinburgh alumnus, Andrew Needham, Digital Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of HeadBox on starting an entrepreneurial venture. My name is Andrew Needham, I’m a University of Edinburgh alumnus and a Digital Entrepreneur. As part of Edinburgh University’s “Focus on … Continue reading Alumni Insight – Starting an Entrepreneurial Venture

Entrepreneurs in the Arts

Today, we are delighted to share our #EdEnterprise17 guest blog post from Anne Rushing, Creative Director, Pop Up! Scotland who highlights the benefits of entrepreneurship from an arts perspective. The creative industries are all about entrepreneurship, even if the label “entrepreneur” hasn’t always been applied. The benefits of being an entrepreneur in a creative field … Continue reading Entrepreneurs in the Arts

Career Lessons learned from The Apprentice 2017

Today’s #EdEnterprise17 blog features some #WednesdayWisdom from the budding entrepreneurs of The Apprentice! Are you watching the Apprentice tonight? It’s safe to say my calendar is blocked out on Wednesday evenings watching the latest series! Lord Alan Sugar’s quest for an apprentice who embodies determination and entrepreneurial spirit continues... 18 ambitious entrepreneurs compete for the … Continue reading Career Lessons learned from The Apprentice 2017

Alumni Insight – Developing Enterprise Ideas

In today’s #EdEnterprise17 post, University of Edinburgh graduate, Russell Main, reflects on his experience of taking part in the Edinburgh Award (Enterprise). After ten years in industry, I signed up to complete an MBA with a view to becoming ready for senior positions in larger organisations. However, the Edinburgh Award (Enterprise) opened doors to the … Continue reading Alumni Insight – Developing Enterprise Ideas

How internships can enable an entrepreneurial mind-set

In the first of this week’s #EdEnterprise17 posts, we are delighted to share this guest blog post from Anna McBurney, Saltire Scholar Programme Executive, Entrepreneurial Scotland. After months of studying, stressful exams and project hand-ins, the thought of spending your summer undertaking an internship will likely be the last thing on your mind. As tempting … Continue reading How internships can enable an entrepreneurial mind-set

Tips to end your internship on a positive note

Securing an internship is an achievement in itself, but as the saying goes, “Sometimes we're all so quick to count down the days that we forget to make the days count" (Unknown). Follow our handy tips to keep your motivation on track and end your internship on a positive note: Take time to reflect. You … Continue reading Tips to end your internship on a positive note

Top tips for starting a new role

If you’ve secured a role over the summer vacation, congratulations! Whether it’s a summer job or an internship, your first day in the role is a bit like your first day at university – although you have done your research you’re still not sure what to expect.  Don’t panic! Have a read of our top … Continue reading Top tips for starting a new role

Celebrating Burns Night

Today, 25th January, marks Burns Night and people throughout Scotland and all over the world will be celebrating the life and career of Robert Burns, Scotland’s most famous poet. I have fond memories of being at primary school and learning Burns’ poems to recite at the annual Burns day poetry competition. The achievement of a … Continue reading Celebrating Burns Night