Monthly Archives: May 2015

Philosophy in business – why is it relevant…….?

……read on to hear how Philosophy graduate Lee Madden uses the skills he developed studying Philosophy here at Edinburgh (including critical thinking and debate, good communication and interpersonal skills, research, problem-solving and breadth of viewpoint), to bring a fresh perspective to … Continue reading

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Prepare for The Fair…..EGRF15

Prepare for EGRF15 If you’re a final year student (or any year for that matter if you’re starting to do your research, looking for internships etc) and you’re looking for your next steps after graduation, then EGRF15 should be on … Continue reading

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About to graduate………what next?!

For some of you the answer is easy:  start my graduate job with xxxxx (after a relaxing summer post-exams) start my PG course in September after a relaxing summer away from studies start my gap year by earning some money … Continue reading

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What’s in a Cover Letter…..?

…..not the above! At the recent PPLS CV and cover letter workshop, one of the things up for discussion was the Cover Letter that goes along with your CV (unless you’re specifically asked not to include one). Cover letters often seem … Continue reading

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A life of crime?

I recently attended the BPS UG conference in Glasgow (a great day for all Psychology UG – get along to it next year if you possibly can – there’s the opportunity to present your research too! – what a great start … Continue reading

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Network your way to jobs and work experience – positive results from PPLS students

Suggesting ‘Networking’ to students as a way of finding work and volunteering opportunities often sees them recoiling in horror! The ‘N’ word seems to inspire ideas of nepotism and  favouritism. However, hopefully the experiences of 2 PPLS students will help to dispel … Continue reading

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