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
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
Today we are hearing from two alumni working with BP who reflect on the impact work experience had for them. James Lyne, Graduated from School of Geosciences in 2011, now Exploration Geologist with BP. Getting that first piece of relevant work experience can understandably be a daunting and difficult task, however don’t underestimate the importance of … Continue reading Why #ExperienceWorks – Alumni Insights
In this guest post, Lucy Kember, HR graduate trainee at Standard Life Aberdeen, reassures students that although gaining work experience may seem daunting, most employers are understanding that this may be your first experience of an office-based workplace, and that enthusiasm is more important than excel! To echo her sentiments, we urge you not to let a … Continue reading Why #ExperienceWorks – No Experience Required!
Delighted to feature a guest post from one of our Biological Sciences graduates Ryan Douglas who has embarked on a career in the food and fresh produce industry and intends to stay there... During my time in Edinburgh I studied Biological Sciences, featuring everything from molecular genetics to behavioural ecology, plant science to biomedical. In … Continue reading My “less thinking and more doing” career in the food industry
Roisin is a 2012 Business Studies graduate and currently works as an Upper Manager in Finance Strategy & Implementation at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Since joining RBS on their graduate scheme she has held a variety of roles and credits getting valuable internship experience as pivotal in choosing her career. Read her story here … Continue reading Don’t feel the only route to a career in accounting is via the Big 4
Read Kathy's story for insight into making the most of graduate schemes, the value of work experience, and working in a challenging Oil and Gas environment. ‘Look for opportunities wherever you can...You can never lose out by applying and you’ll surprise yourself with what you end up doing!’ What was your degree? MEng Chemical Engineering … Continue reading Working on BP’s graduate scheme in Process Engineering