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. 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.
- Blog - Lizzie Mortimer, Careers Consultant for Informatics keeps a blog just for students of the School. Follow it on http://edinburghinformaticscareers.wordpress.com/
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 will be offered – look out for email notifications.
Careers Fairs - a number of campus based & on-line events take place each year. 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 My Career Hub, Edinburgh’s student & graduate employment database. IT student jobs can also be found via E Placement Scotland.
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. The full list is available on My Career Hub.
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
||30 September 2015 - 1pm
||7 October 2015
||14 October 2015 - 1pm
||21 October 2015 - 1pm
||Lecture Theatre 3, Appleton Tower