Four weddings and a job application: the skill in completing university, finding a career and not worrying about who’s doing what

By Ellie O'Brien, final-year zoology student I decided at the beginning of fourth year that I was simply going to forget about the future. Focus on exams. Head down, do the work, it will come later. Naturally, I ignored myself the second that I realised everyone else was doing something more proactive. Friends started discussing … Continue reading Four weddings and a job application: the skill in completing university, finding a career and not worrying about who’s doing what

Studying during a pandemic – perspective and tips from a life sciences student

By Katie Connor, careers service intern and L3 immunology student A pandemic is a strange time to be entering into the early stages of a life sciences career. Covid-19 has caused profound changes in all aspects of our lives since the beginning of the pandemic. For many life sciences students, this impact has been multifaceted. … Continue reading Studying during a pandemic – perspective and tips from a life sciences student

NEW YEAR, NEW OPPORTUNITIES!

At the start of each new year job market predictions feature prominently in the media.  So, what’s being forecast this year for the Graduate Recruitment Market in 2022? You might be forgiven for feeling gloomy about graduate prospects, fearing a negative impact on opportunities from the Covid pandemic.  In fact, reports conclude that the opposite is … Continue reading NEW YEAR, NEW OPPORTUNITIES!

Finding a job in the UK, experience of an international student

Xing Ning, MFin International Finance, Adam Smith Business School I never imagined I'd be starting my career in London six months ago, until I received an offer from Deloitte. I came to Glasgow in December 2020 and enjoyed my first online semester from January 2021. It’s really a challenge for me to adapt as everything … Continue reading Finding a job in the UK, experience of an international student

How to send messages to your network to help you find opportunities

If you are thinking of getting in touch with a contact to help you get opportunities, then I recommend that you have updated your CV and LinkedIn profile. However, who do you contact? Where do you start? It can be awkward asking for help, but it is good to remember that most people want to … Continue reading How to send messages to your network to help you find opportunities

What does a great internship look like?

Internship Hub employer, freetobook give an insight into their internships and what they have to offer Internships are often our very first proper and tangible experience of the profession we’ve dreamt of working in. If undertaken successfully, internships should answer a few key questions… what’s working life really like in that profession, after Uni where … Continue reading What does a great internship look like?

Sustainability – the New IT?

If you've read Shirley Sayer's blog from last week, then you'll know that "Green opportunities are not only booming, but are incredibly diverse, spanning a wide range of industries, from more obvious ones like renewable energy, to those less expected, like finance, healthcare and fashion.” If you’re motivated by the thought that your work will … Continue reading Sustainability – the New IT?

How do I find out what’s happening in the graduate labour market?

It’s a great idea to keep up to date with the labour market so that you know how COVID and other factors have impacted on your preferred career paths and sectors. Sensationalist articles in the popular press can leave you feeling worried that this is a hopeless time to be looking for internships, graduate schemes … Continue reading How do I find out what’s happening in the graduate labour market?

Why interning in the third sector might be right for you

Iona Campbell, a postgraduate student, explains the benefits of taking part in an internship with third sector organisation, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland as part of the Find a Solution programme. As a Master’s student in human rights, I was looking for an opportunity to gain professional experience in research and came across an internship with … Continue reading Why interning in the third sector might be right for you