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

Saying Yes: The art of managing a portfolio career in the creative industries

Thank you to Peggy Hughes  from Literary Dundee for this really helpful guest post on how to juggle a portfolio career in the creative industries. Peggy will be hosting a table at CCCF16  World of Books & Publishing on Thursday 3rd March. Come along and meet her there! Great chance to pick up more tips...... … Continue reading Saying Yes: The art of managing a portfolio career in the creative industries

Networking in Publishing without Business Cards – A Student’s Guide

To kick off #CCCF16 we have a special post from Charlotte Brady a Philosophy finalist who shares her experience of  networking in the publishing industry, a great prompt before the  "World of Books & Publishing" session on Thursday 3rd March, part of CCCF16 Some of the most established professionals still find networking a daunting task. It can be … Continue reading Networking in Publishing without Business Cards – A Student’s Guide

CareerConfident16 – Transitioning from student to professional

This post comes from my colleague Kayleigh McGarry; it's partly a promo of our CareerConfident week of events next week but also includes information on the sorts of skills employers are looking for and some handy hints on faux pas to avoid when you're networking and meeting with employers - invaluable advice if you're making … Continue reading CareerConfident16 – Transitioning from student to professional

Setting yourself up for success on LinkedIn

Recently representatives from LinkedIn came to present to a group of students on “Setting yourself up for success on LinkedIn”. They broke the hour and half session into three main sections: Who you are – your personalised profile Who you know – your network of contacts What you know – exploring groups, jobs, alumni contacts … Continue reading Setting yourself up for success on LinkedIn