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

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

Insights into a career in consulting

A couple of weeks ago we hosted a careers in consulting panel event and invited reps from Accenture, PA Consulting, Boston Consulting Group and FreshSight to talk to students about working in consulting and what it takes to succeed.  It was a great event and the employers shared lots of useful insights with the students … Continue reading Insights into a career in consulting

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 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

Your top 5 careers post choices

As we’re coming to the end of the academic year and starting to look forward to the next one we thought you’d like a reminder of our Top 5 most-viewed posts since summer 2016. Top of the list is Edinburgh graduates making a difference with the Scottish Government – insights from our alumni on the … Continue reading Your top 5 careers post choices

An easy first step to help with choosing a career path

Kate, our EmployEd on Campus intern, has been experimenting…. It can feel daunting thinking about work after Uni, especially if you don’t know what you want to do for a job. Heading into my fourth and final year, the question of what I want to do is starting to weigh heavily. I decided to do … Continue reading An easy first step to help with choosing a career path

Results not what you hoped for? read on (Part 2)

Practical advice from Janet F. There may be some practical things you need to do if your degree result isn’t what you hoped for: Contact relevant people: If you’re holding an offer dependent upon a classification you didn’t achieve – take action and contact the employer/course provider as soon as possible. Explain any extenuating circumstances … Continue reading Results not what you hoped for? read on (Part 2)

Results not what you hoped for? – read on (Part 1)

Thanks to Janet Forsyth, Careers Consultant, for this. Finals over and not sure you’re going to get the result you hoped for? It isn’t necessarily all doom and gloom. I’ve been in this job a long time, and seen generations of students who didn’t get what they’d hoped for. And yes, it can be a … Continue reading Results not what you hoped for? – read on (Part 1)

Your career – how lucky can you be?!

This post by our Careers Consultant Janet Forsyth shows you how to be lucky. I was prompted to think again about the role of luck in people’s career by a recent article in the Guardian, – The secret of success? Believe in luck’. I often hear people talking about the role luck has played in … Continue reading Your career – how lucky can you be?!