The Internship Hub application: acceptable vs. exceptional

Once you have submitted your application to the Internship Hub, it is firstly reviewed by one of the Internship Hub Managers as part of an initial shortlisting process. The applications that are shortlisted are then passed to the employer for them to review and decide who they would like to interview. Many applications are technically … Continue reading The Internship Hub application: acceptable vs. exceptional

Myth-busting with the Internship Hub

We know from speaking with students that there can be some myths and pre-conceptions about the availability of opportunities in some sectors, or the degree disciplines and career aspirations catered to by the Careers Service. At the Internship Hub, we work hard to support UofG students across all degree disciplines and try to reach out … Continue reading Myth-busting with the Internship Hub

Meet UofG Grad Thomas Hansen, Music Composer for Games and Films

Introduce yourself – who are you? What did you study? Where are you now? My name is Thomas, I am a composer and I studied an MA in Music Composition. I am a freelance Composer, Mixing and Mastering Engineer. I am currently on contract as a Music Editor at Supermassive Games, just outside London. I … Continue reading Meet UofG Grad Thomas Hansen, Music Composer for Games and Films

Feeling lucky?

There is a careers theory based around the concept of luck called “Planned Happenstance”. Planned Happenstance is where you throw some feelers out into the world of work and see what comes back to you. Planned Happenstance is not just luck or being in the right place at the right time. It is a conscious, purposeful, and on-going process that can help you create chances, conversations and opportunities for yourself.

Our Tips for the 12 Days of Christmas…

Heading home for the holidays? Are you dreading that moment on Christmas Day when the turkey’s been demolished, crackers lie strewn under the table, Granny’s snored her way through the Queen's Speech and the tipsy conversation inevitably turns to the future - more specifically, YOUR future?!   If you’re feeling nervous about being quizzed over … Continue reading Our Tips for the 12 Days of Christmas…

5 Jobs you can do with any degree!

Did you know Gerrard Butler studied law before getting into acting? Mick Cooke studied psychology before playing with iconic indie band Belle and Sebastian? and Olympic rower Dame Katherine Grainger studied an MPhil in Medical Law and Medical Ethics? All these Glasgow grads ended up in careers that aren’t directly related to their degree! OK, … Continue reading 5 Jobs you can do with any degree!

Are your interests, interesting to employers?

By Fiona Stubbs, Careers Manager To quote the Canadian rapper Drake, you need to ‘start from the bottom’. The last line of your CV is where most students list their interests, but often they do not actually say anything that is interesting. You like films, sports, reading and travelling. How original! Instead, why not say … Continue reading Are your interests, interesting to employers?

Should I disclose my disability to an employer?

Another way of putting that could be: is equality real now? Dan Brooke, Channel 4’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, said recently, “Employing disabled people drives innovation”. At Channel 4, it happens behind the scenes in production roles but increasing diversity across society is also reflected in its programming. For instance, Hollyoaks recently had wheel … Continue reading Should I disclose my disability to an employer?

The Internship Hub won’t limit you based on your degree subject, and you shouldn’t either!

Almost half of our roles last year were open to ‘any’ degree discipline, with many more open across a wide range of non-vocational courses in the College of Arts and Social Sciences in particular. What’s more, at least 60% of graduate jobs advertised in the UK are open to ‘any’ degree discipline. Given this, we … Continue reading The Internship Hub won’t limit you based on your degree subject, and you shouldn’t either!

I want to be a Lawyer but I’m not studying Law

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was reported as saying that she misses her acting role in Suits, the hit American legal drama series. If you’ve been following the exploits of corporate lawyer Rachel Zane and have dared to imagine pursuing a career in the same field, making your dreams a reality might not be … Continue reading I want to be a Lawyer but I’m not studying Law

Making your time as a student count. Final Year Students.

Its head down time for your dissertation and finals so this year is all about making applications and continuing to build on the good work you’ve already done. The Careers Service is here to help you manage the transition onto life after graduation. Research the Opportunities and Make Decisions Use the Careers Service and Prospects … Continue reading Making your time as a student count. Final Year Students.

Making your time as a student count. Third years.

This is the year to really think about your career and what you’re going to do after graduation. Use every aspect of what the Careers Service offers and especially try to get a professional internship during the Summer. Have a look at yesterday's post "making your time as a student count" for first and second … Continue reading Making your time as a student count. Third years.

Making your time as a student count. First and second years.

Welcome (and welcome back to you experienced second years), to the University of Glasgow. We wanted to say hello, introduce ourselves and let you know that its never too early to connect with your Careers Service. One of the most common questions we get asked by students (from all years) is, "How do I make … Continue reading Making your time as a student count. First and second years.

You need to have a Computing or Software Engineering degree to get a decent IT job. Don’t you?

Employers are constantly searching for graduates with strong IT skills and the IT skills shortage in the labour market isn’t predicted to change any time soon. This must be good news for any Computing Science or Software Engineering Graduate? Well yes, it is, however, it doesn’t stop there – employers are simply unable to fill all … Continue reading You need to have a Computing or Software Engineering degree to get a decent IT job. Don’t you?