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 small family accounting company that specialises in the Third Sector. Launching their social media has … Continue reading Intern Insight: Nathan introduces Brett Nicholls Associates to the digital age

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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 are so many ways in which gaining this experience is enriching for those who do … Continue reading Selling your international experience to employers

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 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

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. Working for the Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST) is the best job you could … Continue reading Intern insight: Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST)

“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 expect you to demonstrate this. Students are often anxious that if they don’t read the … Continue reading “Commercial awareness” – What is it and how do you show you have it?

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 use summer internships as a two to three month interview, and more and more interns … Continue reading Three months off during the summer? I hope you’re going to get an internship!

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 formality, of course—a way to end the conversation but it’s also an opportunity, to make … Continue reading 5 questions to ask to end the interview on a great note

Intern insight: Living and working in America!

IH intern, Craig Rintoul has been interning with JK Environmental in Conshohocken, just outside Philadelphia, for the past two months. Craig will be returning home soon to start his 4th year at UofG studying Chemistry. Interning with JKE really has been a crash course in environmental engineering and East Coast American geology! My responsibilities vary from … Continue reading Intern insight: Living and working in America!

Intern Insight: Sailing towards a bright future

IH intern, Madeleine Fleming is enjoying her time with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland where she is involved in marketing, events and fundraising.    I am now halfway through my internship with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, and I’m loving it! I’ve always known I want to work in the Third Sector so when I saw this opportunity with … Continue reading Intern Insight: Sailing towards a bright future