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!
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?
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?
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!
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
When Anatomy student Emma Jackson tweeted about her enlightening meeting with her mentor, and how she would never have found them without The Network, we at the Careers Service naturally wanted to know more! About to meet my mentor for the first time, excited @UofGCareers! — Emma Jackson (@emm__jackson) June 4, 2018 It was a … Continue reading I Found my Perfect Match on The Network
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.
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.
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.
Life in the Pod It’s life Jim, but not as we know it… For the uninitiated, a pod in this context has nothing to do with whales, dolphins, seals, porpoises or hippopotami. A pod is, in fact, a small and cramped, but air conditioned and confidential habitat for a rather different life form: the careers … Continue reading Life in the Pod
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. To me, diversity is about inclusion and about … Continue reading Diversity in the Workplace
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 most academic exams through last-minute cramming. That won't work in journalism, it is a craft … Continue reading Ten pieces of advice for aspiring journalists from the editor of Press Gazette