Category Archives: Advice

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Intern insight: Marketing for “Glasgow’s Leading Attractions”

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 … Continue reading

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Be SMART and make the most of your internship

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 … Continue reading

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Intern insight: A week in the life of an EAS Social Programme Intern

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 … Continue reading

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Intern Insight: A crash course on feasibility testing with OBASHI

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 … Continue reading

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Develop your global mindset

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 – … Continue reading

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Intern Insights: Lewis writes his way to a new career

  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. … Continue reading

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Intern Insight: Nathan introduces Brett Nicholls Associates to the digital age

IH intern, Nathan Stilwell is spending his summer as a Marketing & Digital Content Intern with Brett Nicholls Associates.  I’m close to half way through my internship with Brett Nicholls Associates and it’s going great. They are a brilliant and … Continue reading

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Selling your international experience to employers

If you are an international student studying in Glasgow or a home student who has studied abroad, you will be able to reflect on how gaining an international experience has enabled you to develop in a range of ways. There … Continue reading

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Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity is a wide ranging subject and only some of it, but a good bit of it, comes under the nine protected characteristics within the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, … Continue reading

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Ten pieces of advice for aspiring journalists from the editor of Press Gazette

This excellent, vocationally focussed advice comes from The Press Gazette’s publication “How to be a journalist 2016/17”. It contains lots of super useful industry advice. 1.Practice, practice, practice. I was lucky enough to be able to get high marks in … Continue reading

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Intern insight: Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST)

The IH has been supporting GUEST to recruit paid student interns for a number of years now. This year’s GUEST Coordinators Callum, Lucy and Kate were from a range of year groups across the Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences. … Continue reading

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“Commercial awareness” – What is it and how do you show you have it?

Worried about demonstrating “commercial awareness” at an interview? Most employers want to know that you have “commercial awareness”. Whether you are looking to work for a multinational or a small business, a charity or in the arts, potential employers will all … Continue reading

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What can we learn from Mhairi Black MP?

Mhairi Black has become one of the most talked about and inspirational MPs of our time. She was 20 when she made her Maiden Speech which by the end of the day had 11m online views and was trending in … Continue reading

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Future jobs are here!

The doom mongers amongst us spread fear that all our current jobs are going to disappear as the march of technology and whisper it, ROBOTS TAKE OVER. A more realistic way to look at the future is to work out for ourselves … Continue reading

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“Where do you see yourself in 5 years”

It seems to be a stock question that interviewers keep using. That doesn’t make it any easier to answer so how do you answer “where do you see yourself in 5 years”  in an interview? This can feel like a bit … Continue reading

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Three months off during the summer? I hope you’re going to get an internship!

Are you in your penultimate year or perhaps earlier? Have you been hit with questions like this from a “well-meaning” friend or relative? There’s no doubt it can be extremely useful to get an internship. Lots of major graduate recruiters … Continue reading

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‘Hygge’ your career

Maybe it’s the number of bestselling books, magazine articles and radio programmes on the subject, or maybe it’s the sheer absence of it in our house at present (our boiler’s kaput)…for whatever reason, ‘hygge’ has been on my mind recently. … Continue reading

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Help, I’m not getting any interviews!

The first thing to remember if you are not getting any interviews (yet) is to learn from this and not see a rejection as a personal failing in any way. Remember that the job market is very competitive and in … Continue reading

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International Development Career Tips from UofG Alumna Erin Kilborn

Watch our exclusive video with Erin Kilborn from Medecins Sans Frontieres about how UofG students can get into International Development Continue reading

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5 questions to ask to end the interview on a great note

It’s the end of the interview and after nearly an hour of pouring your heart (and work experience) out to a potential employer, the hiring manager asks if you have any last questions before finishing. It’s meant to be a … Continue reading

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