Why #ExperienceWorks – 5 years later

In today's post, Claire Healy, Inside Sales Manager, Life Sciences Solutions, Thermo Fisher Scientific reflects on how her internship became her career. In my third year of University, I could feel the pressure of “this is getting serious.” I had previously spent my summers waitressing and knew that this wasn’t going to differentiate me when … Continue reading Why #ExperienceWorks – 5 years later

Why #ExperienceWorks – Alumni Insights

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

Why #ExperienceWorks – No Experience Required!

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!

Working with monsters and the macabre

Halloween’s great for dressing up and partying and the excitement it generates is good for the retail industry too. Spending on novelty goods, costumes and themed foods all contribute to making this the third biggest retail event in the UK (after Christmas and Easter), worth well over £300 million, as this brief piece from the … Continue reading Working with monsters and the macabre

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

One international graduate’s story of working in the UK

As part of our Focus on International Students week one of our graduates tells how she got a graduate job in the UK Xin Huang graduated in 2014 with a degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Edinburgh. She now works in internal audit for Barclays bank in London. Here Xin describes her … Continue reading One international graduate’s story of working in the UK

Getting started with your career in another country

Kirsten introduces this post. As part of our Focus on International Students week let's explore how the Careers Service can support you if you are planning to return home either after graduating or over summer. Get advice from your networks Students are often quick to look for information on websites before thinking about who they … Continue reading Getting started with your career in another country

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

The F- word and future success

Shelagh Green, our Director, on the f-word that's not as bad as it sounds. No, not that one.  I mean fail….I was prompted to think about what it feels like to fail and how we respond to failure, since reading this article .  A leading US entrepreneur credits her success to her dad’s regular question, … Continue reading The F- word and future success

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 ?