Category Archives: Career planning

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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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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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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Prepare for the 2017 Careers Fair

….the big 3 day Fair is coming up fast, 10-12th October! Whatever stage you’re at in your university life, it pays to go to Careers Fairs – a chance to meet a wide range of employers, plus attend talks on a … Continue reading

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Welcome back!

Hello – and welcome/welcome back – from new student to finalist and beyond! – I hope you’ve all had a great summer. I just want to alert you to a few new/updated resources on the Careers Service website – including … Continue reading

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