Category Archives: volunteering

AIESEC, internships and volunteering this summer – hear it from a current PPLS student…

Hello there, I’m Amanda, a 2nd year Philosophy and Politics student guest blogging for the PPLS Careers blog this week. As PPLS students, we are repeatedly told how useful our degrees are to the real world: Philosophy students can utilise … Continue reading

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Work experience, volunteering, internships….why are they important?

……..to make sure you’re in the best position to move on into the work/study area of your choice on graduation! With hundreds of opportunities already being advertised on our vacancy database, MyCareerHub alone, the start of semester, before the academic work really kicks … Continue reading

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Add value to you summer work/volunteering with the Edinburgh Award

Over the long summer vacation, many of you will be working/volunteering to gain relevant experience, evidence your skills to future employers, and last but not least, earn some cash! (And if you’re still looking for summer opportunities, check our website … Continue reading

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Still looking for something productive to do this summer…….?

….. besides enjoying the sun in George Square Gardens, lovely (and unexpected!) as that is! Then check out MyCareerHub! – there’re still lots of summer work and volunteering opportunities being advertised there.  From summer play-worker to digital marketing, heaps of Festival opportunities, activity … Continue reading

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Rewarding work…..your summer work/volunteering

It’s hard not to be aware of the value of work experience and volunteering – I’ve blogged on it many times (plus check the Internship category on the right of the screen), run workshops on internships and volunteering, written handouts (PPLS work … Continue reading

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Internships/Work experience – what counts…..?

This week I ran a small group workshop focusing on internships and work experience, and just what these terms mean. The idea behind small-group work is that everyone contributes and learns from each other, and I’m delighted to say that everyone … Continue reading

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Going Global – why, what, where, how?! – getting started….

You’re no doubt aware of some of the opportunities for you to internationalise your university experience – via study abroad exchange programmes in your penultimate year,  volunteering and paid vacation work, ‘gap year’ work and travel immediately on graduation etc. But have … Continue reading

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