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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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International or UK internships with the Saltire foundation next summer……..

….find out more at the Saltire Foundation presentation Tues 3rd Nov. The Saltire Foundation offer fully-funded international or domestic summer internships working on projects of real commercial significance to your host company. Hear from members of the Saltire Foundation team and … Continue reading

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Experience in Publishing – one student’s story….

Charlotte Brady, philosophy  year 4 Deciding to pursue a career in the creative industries, particularly publishing and journalism, can invite a lot of horror stories about a dark abyss of unemployment and despair. Thankfully, when you’re a Philosophy undergraduate, you’re fairly used … Continue reading

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Don’t wait for the work-experience advert to come to you – go out and get it….

If you wait for adverts to appear offering work experience in some job areas, particularly media-related, you could be waiting a long time, and when they do put in a rare appearance – you’ll be fighting off lots of competition. So … 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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Network your way to jobs and work experience – positive results from PPLS students

Suggesting ‘Networking’ to students as a way of finding work and volunteering opportunities often sees them recoiling in horror! The ‘N’ word seems to inspire ideas of nepotism and  favouritism. However, hopefully the experiences of 2 PPLS students will help to dispel … Continue reading

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