This week’s GSA Careers service events, opportunities and advice…
CAREERS EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday 25th September 2017 5.30pm- 7.30pm Glasgow University
Tech Start Meetup – September 2017
Join us at University of Glasgow’s Tech Start for the next in our series of monthly meet-ups for aspiring technology entrepreneurs. Our meet-ups bring you a range of inspiring speakers – from undergrad students who are just starting out with their first app venture, all the way to experienced CEOs who have built successful businesses. The message is simple: creating your own start-up is hard work, heaps of fun, and an unparalleled learning experience. All delivered with free pizza and refreshments, plus lots of opportunities to network with other prospective entrepreneurs .
Eventbrite ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-start-meet-up-september-2017-tickets-37868525780
Tuesday 26th September 2017 from 12 noon The HUB Pacific Quay
The GSA Careers Service will be available for drop-in at the School of Simulation & Visualisation The HUB, no appointment necessary.
Tuesday 26th September 2017 4-5pm Bourdon Boardroom
POSTGRADUATE SESSION: UK job Market: Finding Part time work and opportunities in Glasgow (with GSA Welfare Adviser Graeme Fraser)
This session will cover all you need to know about finding a part time job in Glasgow including: types of vacancies on offer, where to look for work, what to expect when making an application and advice on part time working rules and restrictions for international students on Tier 4 VISA. This session will also highlight graduate opportunities and where to look for them.
Wednesday 27th September 2017 3-4pm Ground Floor Bourdon Lecture Theatre
UK job Market: Finding Part time work and opportunities in Glasgow: This session will cover all you need to know about finding a part time job in Glasgow including: types of vacancies on offer, where to look for work, what to expect when making an application. All welcome.
Bourdon Boardroom is located in the Bourdon Building (1st Floor) and Bourdon Ground Floor Lecture Theatre located: Building 9 on the GSA Campus Map: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/media/1415972/29239_gsa_campus_map_online_aw.pdf
If you are a final year student and looking for graduate employment as a graduate, don’t forget that Graduate Schemes, Training and Opportunities launch in September and will be advertised throughout your final year. Make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities and apply within the deadlines.
Working in IT & TECHNOLOGY as a graduate:
Target Jobs Career sector pages: IT & Information https://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/it-and-technology is packed full of advice for anyone interested in a graduate career in IT.
Software Engineer Academy Developers
Find out more about this SKY opportunity here: https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/sky/468968-software-engineering-academy-developers
Degree: Any Salary: Competitive
Location: Osterley and Leeds
Also this week:
Marks and Spencer 2017-18 Graduate scheme will go live shortly. (roles in design, product development and cyber technology). Follow this link to find out more; https://www.graduate-jobs.com/job/alert-marks-spencer-20172018-graduate-scheme-92303
Volkswagen 2017-18 Graduate Scheme (General graduate programme) will go live in October 2017 Follow link to sign up to news alerts: https://www.graduate-jobs.com/job/alert-volkswagen-vw-20172018-graduate-internship-scheme-92843
Lidl 2017-18 Graduate scheme will open shortly (roles in property as well as retail); https://www.graduate-jobs.com/job/alert-lidl-20172018-graduate-scheme-92306
Mott MacDonald are searching for candidates for their summer internship programme, see link for details: https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/mott-macdonald/468190-summer-internship-scheme
Studying in your penultimate year? Interested in Technology? BlackRock Technology Summer Analyst Programme might be for you, check it out here: https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/blackrock/469152-technology-summer-analyst-programme
Interested in finding a paid internship with the media industry? Mediargh showcase a range of paid internships, through-out the UK and updated regularly. Find out more here: http://www.mediargh.com/internships
Adopt an Intern offer paid placements on a range of innovative projects with Scottish based SME’s. Find out more here: http://www.aai-talent.co.uk/current_opportunities_page
CREATIVE SECTOR NEWS + PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
NESTA (Innovation Foundation) have just published (20/09/17) their WOMEN in FILM survey results. The findings highlight a significant gender imbalance on screen and off. Find out more: http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/women-film-what-does-data-say
What do you need to be a GRAPHIC DESIGNER in today’s competitive job market? Venngage have put together a great infographic to tell us 12 skills that employers want in 2017, check it out here: https://venngage.com/blog/graphic-design-skills/
One size CV’s doesn’t fit all…
The Guardian tell us why tailoring your CV will support your interview practice: https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2017/may/03/how-to-tailor-your-cv-for-interview-success
Job hunting tips
Save the Student has top tips to guide you on your part time job hunt: http://www.savethestudent.org/student-jobs/finding-part-time-job.html
GSA GRADUATES IN BUSINESS
Find out about leading service design company Managing Director ( & GSA Graduate) Sarah Drummond’s path to launching SNOOK : https://wearesnook.com/about/our-story/
Want to find out more about a service designer’s role? Check out the Design Council’s what is service design video: http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/video-what-service-design #
Thinking of a Freelance career but not sure how to calculate your daily rate?
This Design Trust’s article can help: http://www.thedesigntrust.co.uk/the-design-doctor-how-to-calculate-my-freelance-design-rate/
There is still time to register with the SIE Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA)
Why should I take part?
Enhance your career opportunities
Develop new innovation skills
Learn about fast growing industry sectors in Scotland
Chance to win a Gold Award & be recognised as a Scottish Innovative Student 2018
Find out more & register for workshop at: http://www.sie.ac.uk/sisa/