Finished exams and coursework and looking for ways to develop your skills online? In this blog, we'll explore 5 ways you can develop your skills and experience from the comfort of your home. 1. Take part in a virtual internship Internship Experience UK - 3 day virtual internships, content delivered by industry experts and leading … Continue reading 5 ways to develop your skills at home
Although this is a global pandemic, it has spread across the globe in such a way that entire regions move into and then beyond peak levels of infection at different times. All areas of life, culture and employment are affected, differently, according to region. More on that below. We know of course that the virus … Continue reading Career Progression Strategies During COVID-19
The CV that goes off into the online application ether. The call for a second interview that never comes. The rejection letter after all the effort you put into that interview that hits you hard. No matter what stage you are at in the job search process, it is likely that rejection has come your … Continue reading Getting over the rejection from job applications
COVID-19 arrived in March like a tornado, disrupting and changing all our lives in ways we could never have imagined. Now, three months on, and the academic year behind us, your thoughts may be turning to new opportunities beyond studies. If you’re wanting to explore a new career path, or start making applications for graduate … Continue reading Get Ahead of the Game with Informational Interviews
You really don't need me to tell you that all of us – including Careers Managers, Students, Academic Staff and all our friends and families - have been affected by the Covid 19 Pandemic, and the lockdown in particular. For most of us no changes come without some stresses and strains, and the bigger and … Continue reading Lockdown and Stress – It’s Personality!
Question: What do the people below have in common? Alex Smith, XpoNorth Paul Wilson: Musician, Snow Patrol Julie Fowlis: Musician Joe Mcalinden: Musician/ Composer/ Producer Mark Allen: Music Supervisor Mark Gordon: Owner, Score Draw Music Pete Fletcher: Producer, musician, studio owner, Black Bay Studio Dougie Brown: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival/ Artist Manager/ The Gathering/ Blue Kirkhope: SMIA/ Artist Manager Caroline Campbell: Ironworks Venue/ Belladrum Tartan Heart … Continue reading The New Creative Normal
Are you about to graduate and thinking about your next steps? Or perhaps you’re in 1st, 2nd or 3rd year and while you are at home, you want to spend some time thinking about your future direction? Well in this week’s blog, I discuss 5 steps to start planning your future. STEP 1: GETTING TO … Continue reading 5 Steps you can take to plan your future
Hello to you all. I hope you are keeping well. All of us Careers Managers are keeping busy during lockdown offering lots of careers consultations via Zoom. For me this has included a lot of mock interviews for students and researchers who have been offered job interviews via Zoom. So yes, some vacancies may have … Continue reading Job Interviews on Zoom
We are living in strange times and necessity has now meant that your internship has gone virtual. What now? Some of you might be feeling a sense of unease about what lies ahead but the Internship Hub (with suggestions from our current interns) have put together some tips for making sure your internship is a success: 1. … Continue reading Making the most of your virtual internship
During these unprecedented times, it’s understandable that anxiety about the impact on graduate careers of the COVID-19 pandemic is growing. At this point, there is too much uncertainty to make specific predictions about the economic recovery that will come. What this post aims to do instead is to consider lessons learned from previous economic downturns. … Continue reading Learning lessons from previous downturns: 5 top tips
It’s hard to keep up with what’s happening just now, right? Lockdown, social distancing, some university buildings closing, and courses and exams moving online – or for some, no exams. On top of that you’re probably getting concerned about your internship plans, summer jobs or graduate roles. There’s so much to think about so let’s … Continue reading Covid-19 and Your Career: What we know and what you can do just now
We caught up with UofG History and Politics Grad, Kirsty Bryson in Hong Kong and filmed some of her top tips. Kirsty was also kind enough to answer some questions on her incredible international career so far working for Edrington. Watch the video and read her top advice below! Click here to watch Kirsty's 5 … Continue reading Cheers to an International Career in the Drinks Industry
The Global Ambassador Programme is focussed on providing you with a personal development opportunity where you will receive an introduction to the professional work environment, gain industry insight, and be inspired by learning about the career journey of your alumni host and others in their network. L: Evan working hard at Rufus Leonard, LondonR: Sara … Continue reading The Global Ambassador Programme: Your passport to career success
Week 1: Introductions Like many 1st year law students, having gone to great lengths to get an offer to study at Glasgow University, life beyond the degree was the last thing I wanted to think about. When I first heard about the City world, a career in London seemed entirely unachievable. Three years on, however, … Continue reading My Journey to a City Law Career by Saif Gilani
We’re sure you’ll all agree that UofG is a great place to study but have you ever thought about working here? Last year the Internship Hub advertised almost 150 on-campus internships in areas such as student support, research support, marketing and communications to name but a few. On-campus internships provide an excellent opportunity for you … Continue reading You can intern at UofG, not just study!
So you’re just about to graduate and thinking about looking for jobs or perhaps you’ve already been applying but haven’t had any success? You’ve noticed that a lot of graduate programs are closed and wondering if you’ve missed the boat? CHECK OUT GLASGOW CAREERS If you really want to do a graduate scheme, there … Continue reading Have I missed the boat for grad schemes?
At the Internship Hub our students start and finish their internships at various stages throughout the year. That being said, we know summer is a bit of a peak for us in terms of lots of students taking part in work experience during their time off. With this in mind, we thought we’d share some … Continue reading An intern’s guide to internship success
For Winter Graduations...we have gathered some confidence boosting tips given by the Sound Tracks Podcast guests. Have a look at what our past graduates have had to say about what has helped to build their careers, and find out more by listening to their full Sound Tracks episodes here! One-word job titles are overrated While … Continue reading Quick Tips From Sound Tracks Guests
So you are on track to graduate with a 2:2, you’ve heard graduate schemes look for a 2:1 and want to know what your options are? Well we’re here to help!First of all you’re not alone, figures published by HESA show that more than one quarter of graduates, graduated with a 2:2 or a 3rd … Continue reading Options with a 2:2
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