Monthly Archives: September 2013

A summer job of a lifetime …….

The Commonwealth Games is only likely to appear in a city near you once in a lifetime – so now’s your opportunity to play your part, and gain some great experience too! I’ve already blogged on the volunteering opportunities available … Continue reading

Posted in internships, vacation work, volunteering, work experience | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Employing your LEL skills ……

…. slides from my session with LangSoc on 25th Sept. Langsoc Session 2013 It was great to see all those who attended the session yesterday. You’ll find my slides at the link above. If you’ve any queries or questions, please do get in … Continue reading

Posted in Career events, Career planning, English language and linguistics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Your very own Edinburgh Guide to Careers………….

………….hot of the press – or keyboard, depending on your preference! I fondly describe the Edinburgh Careers Service Guide as ‘the distilled wisdom of the Careers Service’, as it encapsulates all aspects of our work in one slim volume, and also refers you … Continue reading

Posted in Career planning, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

What am I doing here?!………………for early year students.

………obvious answer – studying for my degree of course! Great – and lucky you! – 4 years to study a subject you love in depth, at a great university. But what else are you doing here…….? I would argue that … Continue reading

Posted in Career planning, English language and linguistics, General interest, Philosophy, Psychology, vacation work, volunteering, work experience | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Insight Analyst – get some insight into the analyst role.

Last week I blogged about the upcoming Retail Careers Event  – Beyond the Shop Floor, in October, and mentioned one of our recent PPLS grads, Nic, would be coming along to talk about his role as a research analyst with Dunnhumby. Putting … Continue reading

Posted in career areas, Career events, English language and linguistics, General interest, Philosophy, Psychology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Retail as a career – it’s far more than the shop floor

If your idea of retail as a career only extends as far as the part-time jobs you’ve had to make ends meet during your studies, which you cant wait to quit as soon as something better comes along, then maybe … Continue reading

Posted in career areas, Career events, English language and linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment