Author Archives: Janet Forsyth

Marketing Mackie’s crisps, via a Scotgrad internship – a PPLS grad’s story

I’ve just received a fascinating potted history from PPLS grad Harriet (LEL grad 2015) on how she started her career in marketing with Mackie’s, (of crisp and ice-cream fame). Her case-study makes fascinating reading. She talks about: finding her direction, … Continue reading

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Peak interview season is approaching – time to prepare for interview formats old and new

We’re into interview season for a variety of internships and graduate jobs – so time to get up to speed with some of the changes in interview format, and get prepping! For a quick overview of the different types of … Continue reading

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Teaching psychology – there’s a PGDE for that in Scotland! – (and a PGCE in England)

You’ve been able to train to teach psychology in schools in England for nearly a decade now. Scotland followed suit last year, with its PGDE psychology running at Strathclyde university. So if you’re keen to teach, and don’t want to … Continue reading

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Experience Works – one philosophy student’s experience of an Employ.Ed internship

In anticipation of our ExperienceWorks campaign, beginning 6th Nov, I’m delighted to share insights from 3rd year philosophy and politics student Iwona, on her experience of  an Employ.Ed on Campus Internship last summer. Last summer I was an Employ.Ed on Campus Intern, and I’m … Continue reading

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Careers in Consulting – including insights from a PPLS student …..

A couple of weeks ago 2 of my fellow career consultants hosted a Careers in Consulting panel event and invited reps from Accenture, PA Consulting, Boston Consulting Group and FreshSight (co-directed by PPLS student Andrew) to talk to students about working in consulting and what it … Continue reading

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Get up to speed – there are changes afoot in graduate recruitment practices

The latest finding from the ISE (Institute of Student Employers) 2017 Annual Survey highlight some interesting changes in the selection processes used by employers. The biggest change in selection activities is the increase in the use of video interviewing. Only 6% of … Continue reading

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Getting into publishing – advice from a professional

Graduates from all the PPLS subjects go into publishing. This week I came across useful advice for getting into the industry via a Twitter  post – Working in Publishing – 15 things you need to know , on the PressFuturist Manifesto blog … Continue reading

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