Category Archives: Philosophy

mainly for philosophers

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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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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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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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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