Category Archives: career areas

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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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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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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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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Psychology, Stats and the Civil Service – they’re looking for you!

Government Statistical Service Graduate Scheme    Are you one of those psychology students with a passion for stats? Then the Government Statistical Service is looking for you! Their 4 year Fast Stream programme is open for applications – CD 26th Oct. … Continue reading

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Psychologists – and other PPLS subjects – will be in demand in graduate careers of the future…

It’s hard to escape articles on the effects of robots and AI in the job market – speculation on which jobs will go, which will stay and evolve, where the new growth areas for graduates will be.  A recent article … Continue reading

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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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