Alumni Insight – Why I’m so pleased I stumbled across digital marketing

We are delighted to share this guest post from Kate Bielich who graduated from Edinburgh with a 2:1 Business Management degree in June 2016.  She took up a role as a Digital Marketing Executive with Attacat, an Edinburgh based marketing agency. One year on, here’s her thoughts on the industry and life in a small but … Continue reading Alumni Insight – Why I’m so pleased I stumbled across digital marketing

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Interested in Advertising ?

We know that many students are interested in careers in Advertising, and Marketing more widely.   Two of the industry bodies in this sector - The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, and the Direct Marketing Association - have a few initiatives running at the moment to support students interested in a career in this area. The … Continue reading Interested in Advertising ?

Advertising: An economic and social force for good in Scotland

I attended the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising Scotland’s Members’ Reception last week, and was left with a hugely positive impression of the advertising industry Scotland. I was particularly struck by the comments of Brian Coane from Leith Agency, outgoing IPA Scotland President, about the contribution that Advertising makes to the Scottish Economy.  Brian has been … Continue reading Advertising: An economic and social force for good in Scotland

How do you get a job in the third sector?

We're delighted to have a guest blog today from Lisa Stewart, Oxfam Scotland Campaigns and Communications Manager.  Although Lisa is currently working in the third sector, she didn't start out there - and that's something we hear quite often.  You may not be able to go into your ideal third sector job straight after graduation, and … Continue reading How do you get a job in the third sector?

Insight into Growth Marketing at Skyscanner

We are delighted to have Lisa Venter, Content Strategist and Email Marketing Manager at Skyscanner, speaking at our Digital Media & Advertising session as part of our Creative & Cultural Careers Festival, CCCF , on Tuesday 28th Feb.  Before she comes onto campus, Lisa offered to give us an an insight into how Skyscanner does growth. In … Continue reading Insight into Growth Marketing at Skyscanner

Edinburgh Graduates making a difference with the Scottish Government

Some of you may have noticed that the Scottish Government’s Graduate Development Programme is currently being advertised on MyCareerHub. For anyone interested in a career in the public sector in Scotland, it’s definitely worth looking into. It’s a four-year career development scheme for high-calibre candidates who want to make a difference to the lives of … Continue reading Edinburgh Graduates making a difference with the Scottish Government

Making a positive social impact in your career

Today, we have a guest post from a languages Alumna - Eloise Acland.  Eloise graduated in 2014 with First Class Degree in French and Spanish and went on to join the Year Here programme.  Year Here were on campus recently at our Careers Fair Third Day and are currently advertising on MyCareerHub. When I graduated from … Continue reading Making a positive social impact in your career

Are competitions worth the effort?

This blog post comes via my colleague Sharon Cant and features some insights from one of our graduates on how competitions can give you an insight into an employer or sector and help you to develop an understanding of the range of opportunities in the labour market - Rebecca Many employers and industries run competitions … Continue reading Are competitions worth the effort?

Do you believe in Unicorns?

Many thanks to my colleague Sharon Cant for this post promoting our upcoming Careers in IT event - Rebecca Unicorn /ˈjuː.nɪ.kɔːn/ noun 1. a mythical animal typically represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead 2. a term used in the US Investments industry to describe a start-up company, usually … Continue reading Do you believe in Unicorns?