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Career Services and Presentations

It's never too early to think about your future career!

Gaining a degree from a highly regarded university is a great start…but in this competitive environment graduate employers are looking for more than ever before. To make the most of your time at university, start your career planning early and take advantage of opportunities to develop your skills and experience…and it’s not just technical skills that count: communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, leadership and business awareness are just some of the frequently requested competencies.

Career planning is not just about researching career options and setting goals, but also about building experience (academic, work experience, student activities… and more) throughout your years as a student; and being able to market yourself effectively to potential employers.

The Careers Service

Support with all aspects of career planning is provided by the University’s Careers Service, based at 3rd Floor, Central Library, George Square.  

  • Careers Events  - A programme of events is offered through the year. These are open to students of any year (unless stated otherwise).

  • Exploring your options – A degree from the School of Informatics offers a wide range of career options. You gain an overview of what’s possible, explore what previous graduates have done, and start to research possible occupations. Information and resources on further study, starting a business, volunteering, and taking time out are also provided.

  •  1:1 Support – Appointments to discuss any career related issues - from initial ideas, to CVs or job search strategy – can be requested at the Careers Service.  Additionally, a “Careers Drop-in” for School of Informatics students is offered on alternate Thursdays – look out for email notifications.

  • Careers Fairs  - a number of campus based & on-line events are organised. These allow you to meet a wide range of employers at each event and find out what’s on offer to students and graduates.

  •  Employer Presentations – take the opportunity to meet staff from companies targeting Edinburgh students. This is a great way to find out about careers on offer and to network with senior staff and recent graduate employees. Advice on selection processes will be provided. .  **NB Company presentations are also arranged by the School of Informatics. See list below.

  •  Vacancies – graduate jobs, internships, semester jobs and vacation work can be found on SAGE, Edinburgh’s student & graduate employment database. IT student jobs can also be found via E Placement Scotland.

Employers Presentations

 An extensive programme of Employer Presentations is organised by the Careers Service. Presentations run from the start of Semester 1. These are open to final and penultimate year undergraduates and all PG students. Many employers will also welcome first and second year undergraduates.

Presentations offer an excellent opportunity to find out about whats on offer, network with employers and recent graduate employees and gain advice on how they recruit.

The School of Informatics also arrange a number of employer presentations - these are detailed below:

Name of Employer
Date and Time
Further Information

Wednesday 25th Sept 2013- 1pm
G07, Informatics Forum
Amazon  Wednesday 2nd October 2013 - 1pm Lecture Theatre 2, Appleton Tower Open to UG and PG informatics student & those with an interest.  Come and hear about opportunities at the Amazon Development Centre in Edinburgh.
Thursday 10th October 2013 - 1pm
Open Area, Level 4, Appleton Tower
Wednesday 16th October 2013 - 1pm
Open Area, Level 4, Appleton Tower
Bank of America
Wednesday 23rd October 2013- 1pm
G07, Informatics Forum Interactive session from the technology division of the company.
Aardvark Swift Tuesday 29th October 2013 - 1pm  Lecture Theatre 3, Appleton Tower 'Get in the Game!' - Opportunities for entering the game industry
JP Morgan
Wednesday 30th Oct 2013- 1pm
Room 2.12 Appleton Tower Opportunities for Technologists in Glasgow and Across the Globe with J.P.Morgan. Come and get a free pizza and learn about exciting tech opportunities at J.P.Morgan
Morgan Stanley
Wednesday 6th November 2013- 1-3pm
Room 2.14, Appleton Tower

Music Group Research

Wednesday 13th November 2013- 1pm

Open Area, Level 4, Appleton Tower
Entrepreneur First Collaboration
Thursday 21st November 2013 - 1pm Open Area, Level 4, Appleton Tower
Imagination Technologies
Wednesday 27th November 2013
Open Area, Level 4, Appleton Tower
EPCC Wednesday 22nd January 2014 1pm Open Area, Level 4, Appleton Tower Supercomputing: Find out about the Supercomputing systems run by EPCC and the opportunities for learning more about supercomputing on our MSc in High Performance Computing (funding possibilities included)
BlackRock Wednesday 29th January 2014 1pm Lecture Theatre 2, Appleton Tower