Author Archives: Janet Forsyth

Let’s get analytical – careers in big data and IT – take your psychology and LEL data-analysis skills beyond the obvious ….

Do you enjoy the stats/data analysis part of your degree? Are you keen on quantitative analysis? Do you actively enjoy using R or SPSS? Are you interested in taking these interests into your career? If so, then Big Data employers … Continue reading

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Experience for psychology careers – Edinburgh students’ experience with SLV.Global in Bali and Sri Lanka

Some of you will know of SLV .Global from their presence at the BPS student conference this March. Others may have read the student blog post on her experience in Sri Lanka.  Or you may have read the case study … Continue reading

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Speech and language therapy, art therapy and other allied health professions…

 …these are career area explored by many  psychology and language science students. An interesting presentation came my way this week, from Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University, which runs many of these courses – Diagnosing future careers in the Allied Health Professions  . … Continue reading

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It’s not just what job you do, it’s where you do it………

…….and who benefits from the job you do, too! When thinking of your future career-direction, it’s easy to get hung up on the job area – marketing, finance, advertising etc, and make decisions – to consider an area, or dismiss … Continue reading

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Working out your career direction – help is on hand!

It can be daunting trying to sort out a career direction that’s going to suit you – there’s just so many ways your degree can take you – using your subject knowledge, or all those skills you’re developing that are … Continue reading

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Your CV – 8.8 seconds to make an impact – is yours up to the job?

(and yes, it’s 8.8 seconds, NOT minutes, according to research from National Citizen Service (NCS) – recruiters are busy people!) Whether you’re looking for that graduate job or summer work experience / internship, or preparing for applications next academic year … Continue reading

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Translate your philosophy skills into the workplace….

Ever wondered how you were going to ‘sell’ your philosophy skills to employers, or just how your skills play out in the workplace? Use the handy guide below to give you ideas on how to talk about your skills in … Continue reading

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