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
Today we have a special post from an Edinburgh Alumnus Aisling Brady who graduated in English Literature this summer. Below are some of her insights into how interning in a food and drink SME kick-started her career. My name is Aisling, and 4 months ago, I graduated from Edinburgh University in English Literature. Whilst I … Continue reading A Graduate Perspective: Interning in the Food and Drink Sector and how it has kick-started my career
A broadly encouraging picture of UK graduate recruitment was painted by the latest annual statistics on graduate destinations, released yesterday (Wednesday 21st Oct). What Do Graduates Do? 2015 analyses the results of a survey carried out in January 2015 on people who graduated the previous summer.* It shows a higher percentage of graduates entering professional … Continue reading What do graduates do?
Many thanks to my colleague Helen Edwards who is Events Coordinator here at the Careers Service for this post all about the forthcoming Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair. At this time of year we see lots of students who are about to graduate come in to ask us if there are any jobs left. There most … Continue reading Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair
According to Recruitment Grapevine, this year’s most popular graduate employers have been revealed! The annual poll of undergraduates from 120 UK universities, conducted by Trendence, for GTI/The Guardian has revealed that Google is top of the pops – up from third place last year. The article says: "The internet company was followed by GlaxoSmithKline, up two places, and … Continue reading Top UK Graduate Employers of 2015
Here's a post from Gillian Sandie, our Graduate Intern, with an update on what's happening in the environmental sector. Gillian is a Geography graduate from Edinburgh and this post will be of most interest to Edinburgh Geosciences students and graduates and those of you from other degree subjects who are interested in a career in … Continue reading The environmental sector is attracting entry level employees
Many thanks to Lorna Cox, Careers Consultant in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine for this blog post that provides a summary of some of Charlie Ball's research looking at graduate migration patterns. If you're thinking about where you might be based location-wise after you graduate then this post is worth a read - … Continue reading Graduate migration patterns: will you be a Loyal, Stayer, Returner or Incomer?
Many thanks to Susan Bird, Careers Consultant for the School of Biological Sciences and School of Geosciences for this really interesting post on big data and opportunities for graduates - Rebecca We are living in a world of data and that data is getting bigger every second as the capacity modern technology now has to … Continue reading Big data world!
Here’s a great blog post from Chris Phillips at GTI Media featuring an interview with Crystal Eisinger of Deloitte. In it you’ll find some really useful snippets on what it means to work in technology today and what takes to succeed. It’s well worth a read – Rebecca
Regular readers will know that I have written long and often about the shortage of women in technology and what needs to be done to attract a more balanced workforce.
So I was taken by surprise when interviewing a recent graduate working as a Consultant for Deloitte, Crystal Eisinger. I asked her the usual questions about male/female ratios and the special contribution of women to teams and she looked at me strangely, almost as though she didn’t understand what I was getting at.
I was guilty, not for the first time in my life, of making assumptions. Crystal’s cohort was pretty evenly mixed and Deloitte aims to recruit 50/50 men and women into technology jobs by 2016. No wonder she was surprised at the questions I was asking.
When she was 16, Crystal did work experience with Deloitte and at 18, she applied for the Deloitte Scholar Scheme, which involved…
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And now for a post from Sarah Allbeson, Careers Consultant for the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures on how study abroad could boost your career prospects A new study on the impact of the European Union’s Erasmus student exchange programme shows that international experience can benefit graduates in the job market. The study was … Continue reading Studying abroad? It’s a great way to boost your career prospects