Category Archives: Advice

Careers education, information, advice and guidance.

Work Experience for international postgraduate students

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 … Continue reading

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Intern Insight: Community outreach creates an enlightened future from the lessons of the past

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 … Continue reading

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Getting a graduate job in Arts, Culture and Media

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 … Continue reading

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Intern Insight: A medical history of Glasgow uncovered

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 … Continue reading

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5 reasons why working for an SME could get your career off to a flying start

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 … Continue reading

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Intern Insight: The appliance of science

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 … Continue reading

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What is the entry route for PhD graduates into careers outside of academia?

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 … Continue reading

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Intern insight: Delivering Doors Open Day

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 … Continue reading

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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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