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

Turning science into profit at Weetabix

We are delighted to feature a guest blog post from Daniel Hefft, Process Development Engineer at Weetabix. We met Daniel at an Institute for Food Science and Technology (IFST) event recently and were blown away by his enthusiasm for the sector...and excited by the growth in opportunities for students and graduates of multiple disciplines. Who knew there … Continue reading Turning science into profit at Weetabix

Working in pharma without a science degree

So you might have thought that the majority of student placements in the pharmaceutical industry were in R&D and only open to scientists. But according to an Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) report published last year, there has been a 78 per cent increase since 2013 in undergraduate placements for roles that have … Continue reading Working in pharma without a science degree

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

Looking to start an IT career in 2017? The best IT career advice

Gavin McLachlan, The University of Edinburgh’s Chief Information Officer, recently shared with us his insights on starting out in IT. “Both from my personal experience and my work in many different sectors I feel that a career in IT is not only one of the most exciting & rewarding areas to consider, but also one … Continue reading Looking to start an IT career in 2017? The best IT career advice

Policy work – make the most of your time at Edinburgh

Thanks to Careers Information Adviser June Maguire for this focus on an area we're often asked about. Policy work is a popular career area, open to graduates from a range of disciplines. Entry is competitive, so it’s important to gain as much relevant work experience as possible while you’re studying here. The good news is, … Continue reading Policy work – make the most of your time at Edinburgh

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

Interested in paid work in the voluntary sector? What skills will you need?

Many thanks to my colleague Janet Forsyth for this blog posts which gives an insight into the skills and qualities needed for working in the voluntary sector; essential reading for those of you interested in working in this varied sector - Rebecca Paid work in the voluntary/charity sector attracts interest from students in all the … Continue reading Interested in paid work in the voluntary sector? What skills will you need?

Have you thought about a career in food & drink?

Thanks to Kirsty from the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) for this guest blog post about the diverse opportunities available in the food and drink industry. My name is Kirsty and I am the Communications Executive for the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF). SFDF is a trade association representing the interests of food and drink … Continue reading Have you thought about a career in food & drink?

Discovering the potential: interdisciplinary science in public health

Many thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this blog post which reports on a recent visit she made to the Discovery Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research in Dundee - it includes some great insights on the skills and attributes needed for this area of work, including networking and building connections - Rebecca At … Continue reading Discovering the potential: interdisciplinary science in public health