It’s difficult to know where it came from: Was it that innocuous comment from a family relative? Was it hearing friends talking about applying for roles and deadlines coming up? Or was it that comment you overheard about someone who already has a job lined up? Whatever it was, it worked! So, now you have … Continue reading Why you don’t need to write a CV (yet)
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?
Don't underestimate the power of the cover letter, the role of the covering letter is to get the reader to want to read the CV, pure and simple. So it has to be good! Here is a simple formula to get your covering letter together; The Intro Your opening paragraph should grab the readers attention … Continue reading Take Cover!
More is better than less! Isn't it? Well, no, not when it comes to job applications. I know I am not the only one feeling exasperated at the number of posts I come across about new graduates who have applied for hundreds of jobs and not got as much as a glimmer of an interview. … Continue reading Job applications – when 99 is at least 95 too many…
At this time of year the topic of Internships can be high on your agenda as a student. There’s no doubt it can be extremely useful to get an internship. Many major graduate recruiters use summer internships as a two to three month interview, and more and more interns are being offered jobs which start … Continue reading Internships – Simple?
I’ve been thinking about resilience recently. It was my Uncle’s funeral last week. The eulogy was thought-provoking. He’d been a student in Glasgow when World War 2 broke out. From that moment, aged just 19, his whole future changed. He was thrust into combat and forced to take a different path. He sailed in … Continue reading Resilience – We all need it!
You’re currently studying for your master’s degree and on a tier 4 visa, you’d like to gain some UK work experience before returning home as you know that international experience will look great on your CV? However, the internships you’ve found are mainly during summer, you can’t work full time during the summer and you’ve … Continue reading Work Experience for international postgraduate students
Penultimate year English Literature and History student, Kirsty is enjoying gaining valuable experience with Northlight Heritage. My internship experience at Northlight Heritage so far has been incredible. Right from the start I was treated like a member of the team and was encouraged to get involved in many different aspects of the project ‘Diggin In’. … Continue reading Intern Insight: Community outreach creates an enlightened future from the lessons of the past
Why aren't there more media companies on campus? We are well aware that most of the jobs advertised for graduates are not with media related companies. Because of this we bend over backwards to get media companies onto campus. They don't usually come. Why? They do not have graduate training programmes. This means that they … Continue reading Getting a graduate job in Arts, Culture and Media
Recent IH Intern and English Literature Graduate, Molly spent her final year interning with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and gained a valuable insight into the world of Archives. Undertaking an internship at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow was an excellent opportunity, providing a fascinating insight into … Continue reading Intern Insight: A medical history of Glasgow uncovered
If you have not considered working for a Small or Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) this might just change your mind. From your school days right the way through university everyone tells you that you should want to work for a large organisation but why? Looks better on your CV, better pay, more career opportunities? By … Continue reading 5 reasons why working for an SME could get your career off to a flying start
IH Intern and final year Chemistry student, Amy had the chance to apply the theory gained in her studies into a practical setting in her summer internship. I’m currently a fourth year chemistry student and I found my science-based summer internship with Biofilm through the university’s Internship Hub. During my internship, I was given the … Continue reading Intern Insight: The appliance of science
This is a very common question I am asked by PhD students and post-doc researchers who are thinking of moving away from academic roles. It is also something that I know can cause frustration and stress for you as it can be time-consuming to find out the answer from employers. The first point I want … Continue reading What is the entry route for PhD graduates into careers outside of academia?
Gender History Masters student Amanda Gavin interned with the Scottish Civic Trust this summer following the completion of her History undergraduate degree Working from the historic Tobacco Merchant’s House is any history graduate’s dream and it was certainly mine. When I found out I had been offered an internship with the Scottish Civic Trust I … Continue reading Intern insight: Delivering Doors Open Day
Final year English Literature student Julianne Smith has been working as a Marketing and Development intern Since July, I’ve been interning at Glasgow’s Leading Attractions. It is a part-time role of approximately 10 hours a week which I can work flexibly. I’m currently in my fourth year studying English Literature. I started applying for internships … Continue reading Intern insight: Marketing for “Glasgow’s Leading Attractions”
You’ve managed to secure an internship, work experience or volunteering opportunity congratulations! While you’re figuring out what you might wear on your first day and where the good spots for lunch are, take some time to consider what you want to get out of this experience and set yourself some SMART goals. BEGIN WITH THE … Continue reading Be SMART and make the most of your internship
Third year French and Spanish student Amy Shimmin is currently interning on-campus with the English for Academic Study department. Since May, I’ve been one of nine Social Programme Interns for the University’s English for Academic Study department. Along with permanent staff, we run the social programme for students, giving them the opportunity to learn about … Continue reading Intern insight: A week in the life of an EAS Social Programme Intern
IH Intern and recent MSci Computing Science graduate Tom Wallis is currently interning with OBASHI Technology "OBASHI — the company I’ve spent my summer with as a software engineer doing feasibility testing — are currently working out the different technologies they’ll require for a new product. Today, the CTO put a diagram on the office … Continue reading Intern Insight: A crash course on feasibility testing with OBASHI
International employers consistently tell us that they value graduates who have global awareness, particularly those who can demonstrate that they took the initiative to study or work overseas as part of their degree. The reason for this is clear - graduates who have studied or worked abroad tend to be culturally aware, able to work … Continue reading Develop your global mindset
IH Intern and recent graduate, Lewis Barrack is halfway through his internship with Glasgow-based copywriting agency, Copylab. I’ve just finished my 4th full week of my internship at Copylab in Glasgow, and so far, the experience has been excellent. Coming in on the first week was a mixture of nerves and excitement; I was … Continue reading Intern Insights: Lewis writes his way to a new career