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
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
We know from speaking with students that there can be some myths and pre-conceptions about the availability of opportunities in some sectors, or the degree disciplines and career aspirations catered to by the Careers Service. At the Internship Hub, we work hard to support UofG students across all degree disciplines and try to reach out … Continue reading Myth-busting with the Internship Hub
Introduce yourself – who are you? What did you study? Where are you now? My name is Thomas, I am a composer and I studied an MA in Music Composition. I am a freelance Composer, Mixing and Mastering Engineer. I am currently on contract as a Music Editor at Supermassive Games, just outside London. I … Continue reading Meet UofG Grad Thomas Hansen, Music Composer for Games and Films
There is a careers theory based around the concept of luck called “Planned Happenstance”. Planned Happenstance is where you throw some feelers out into the world of work and see what comes back to you. Planned Happenstance is not just luck or being in the right place at the right time. It is a conscious, purposeful, and on-going process that can help you create chances, conversations and opportunities for yourself.
If you are new to job hunting, the adverts can be daunting and require a degree of navigation. We want to help demystify job adverts so that you are in as strong a position as possible to find the right role for you and submit a great application every time. Here are our top three … Continue reading Demystifying job adverts
Heading home for the holidays? Are you dreading that moment on Christmas Day when the turkey’s been demolished, crackers lie strewn under the table, Granny’s snored her way through the Queen's Speech and the tipsy conversation inevitably turns to the future - more specifically, YOUR future?! If you’re feeling nervous about being quizzed over … Continue reading Our Tips for the 12 Days of Christmas…
As one of the Internship Hub managers I have had the opportunity to work with a range of big and small organisations over the years. Not only do I get to visit them in their work environment but I also get lots of insightful feedback from our students about their experiences. When applying for an … Continue reading Value your values
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!
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)