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

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Employer Insight: The Big Issue – More Than a Magazine

Thanks to my colleagues Sharon Cant and Janet Onyia for this blog post with insights from Rebecca Pringle of The Big Issue. It gives a great insight into this organisation - Rebecca I recently met with History & Politics Alumna Rebecca Pringle, who is an Outreach Sales Worker with the Big Issue, working in their … Continue reading Employer Insight: The Big Issue – More Than a Magazine

Insights into the Third Sector: Part 2

Following on from the previous article about the third sector, many thanks to Emma McGowan, formerly Business Development Manager at Charityworks, and now of Let's Work Better Together for her excellent guest post on advice for students wanting to develop a career in the third sector: Don't apply for everything! I know students will feel … Continue reading Insights into the Third Sector: Part 2

Insights into the Third Sector: Part 1

The third sector (not-for-profit, voluntary, or charities sector – depending on what you may call it) represents a popular career path for Edinburgh University graduates. The variety of roles across local, regional, national and international charities and organisations graduates progress into illustrates this. All of the considerable community engagement, societies work and wider volunteering undertaken … Continue reading Insights into the Third Sector: Part 1

How to get a graduate job in the third sector

Yesterday The Guardian ran a Q&A panel session on how to get a graduate job in the third sector.  I was having a read of some of the responses from the panel to the questions posted and there were some really useful snippets of information and advice that I thought I'd share on the blog for … Continue reading How to get a graduate job in the third sector