Author Archives: Janet Forsyth

Get prepared to nail that interview!

Interviews, as well as essay and dissertation deadlines, and exam revision are looming large on the student horizon, at present, if the uptake of  practice interview slots with our Careers Consultants is anything to go by. Whether it’s for graduate … Continue reading

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Clinical or Counselling psychology – unclear about the differences?

Unclear about the differences between the work of Counselling and Clinical psychologists? Not sure which route to being a professional psychologist is going to suite you best? If so, you’re not alone! Many students find it difficult to sort out the … Continue reading

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Getting into and working in academia – the highs and lows

Earlier in January, four academics from the Psychology department chatted to students about their route to their current position on the academic staff at Edinburgh, and answered questions about the highs and lows of their career. Below you’ll find a … Continue reading

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Why your psychology degree is so useful in arts administration….

Those pesky stats and associated software – SPSS and R – who knew how useful they could be in Arts admin?! You’ll never be daunted by Excel if you can master stats programmes. And your critical thinking skills for evaluating … Continue reading

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Finding a career direction via juggling multiple jobs….

Recent PPLS alumnus Debbie took an interesting approach to finding a career-direction that worked for her – she tried out 5 jobs at once! And she’s found it a great way to work out what she was really interested in … Continue reading

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‘Do stuff and hustle’ – advice for getting into advertising from Philosophy grad George

If you’ve been exploring advertising as a career, you may already have come across George Gunn via the post he wrote a few years ago about advertising and its fit with Philosophy. George is back again with more insights on … Continue reading

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Careering through Christmas 5

As with films, if something’s good, it’s worth repeating! So here’s a similar message to one I’ve posted in previous years – (and Guardian Careers had very similar messages in its Christmas Q&A session on making the most of your Christmas to … Continue reading

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