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

Effective group working

Sharon Maguire, Careers Consultant, posted this recently on her Career Connect blog for online distance learners. It's relevant to us all, whether in work, in further study or just in life - and perhaps worth bearing in mind if you're preparing for group exercises at an assessment centre. There was an interesting article in the … Continue reading Effective group working

Want an internship or grad job in investment banking?

Opening dates for applications for investment banking – and closing dates – are early. Several of those we’re currently advertising have deadlines in October. So, if you’re aiming to get an internship or a graduate job for summer/autumn 2018 in this sector, don’t leave it too late. Start planning and preparing now so you don’t … Continue reading Want an internship or grad job in investment banking?

The key to strengths based interviews

Recently I visited FDM Group to observe an assessment day at their Glasgow office (big thanks to the FDM staff who were very welcoming and importantly to the candidates for letting me observe them too!).  FDM use strengths based interviewing as part of their assessment process and I picked up so many useful tips to … Continue reading The key to strengths based interviews

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

Lesser known Civil Service opportunities for graduates

I recently attended a very informative Careers Service briefing at HM Treasury. I'll hope to share other findings from this in a later post, but for now the focus is on a really interesting element of their presentation: lesser known Civil Service opportunities for graduates. Linsey Chrisman, Graduate Outreach Manager at HMT, highlighted that there’s … Continue reading Lesser known Civil Service opportunities for graduates

IT & Technology careers: not just for Informatics graduates!

Back in February we held our annual Careers in IT event which was attended by over 450 students; if you were one of them, we hope you found it useful. Naturally, we used the Informatics Forum at George Square: it is a great space and is handy for the School of Informatics students wishing to attend.  … Continue reading IT & Technology careers: not just for Informatics graduates!

5 Tips for Future Foresters

5 Tips for Future Foresters Shireen Chambers FICFor is Executive and Technical Director at the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), in addition to being a Chartered Forester and a Fellow of the Institute. She studied forestry and soil science at Bangor University before embarking on a career overseas, working with the Government of the Bahamas … Continue reading 5 Tips for Future Foresters

Careers in the EU

Thanks to my colleague Jo Fairweather for this post giving an update for anyone interested in a career in the European Union - Rebecca After a recent visit to Brussels to find out about Careers in the European Union there are a few key points to note for anyone interested in applying: - The UK … Continue reading Careers in the EU

Which sector of the economy employs the most graduates?

Thanks to my colleague Matt Vickers for spotting this research which looks at which organisations employ the most graduates - Rebecca October saw an interesting article in the Times Higher Education Supplement concerning some research carried out by The Complete University Guide, who have looked at the numbers of graduates recruited by different organisations. Unsurprisingly, financial … Continue reading Which sector of the economy employs the most graduates?