The GSA Careers Service Bulletin


This week’s GSA Careers service events, opportunities and advice…




Tuesday 17th October 2017   4-5pm   Bourdon Boardroom
POSTGRADUATE SESSION: Getting the most from your study and planning for the future.
Building relevant experience, establishing new skills & professional practice and planning for your future are key elements of your postgraduate study.  Come along to this session to: discover activities that you can get involved with, to support the development of your CV, network and professional portfolio, as well a plan for your transition as a GSA postgraduate into the job market.

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Wednesday 18th October 2017  3-4pm Ground Floor Bourdon Building
Applying to Teacher Training Postgrads?  Information session
This session will cover the key aspects of applying to Teacher Training PGDE/CE including: what qualifications your need, the differences between the Scottish and English /Welsh systems, what course administrators will be looking for, how to complete the application form and enhancing your chances and funding.


Thursday 19th October 2017    10.30 – noon                Principal Seminar Room Two REID Building
CV BOOTCAMP: This workshop will cover all aspects of writing a targeted CV and cover letter. All welcome. Email to book your place

Bourdon Ground Floor Lecture Theatre is located on the ground floor and Bourdon Boardroom is located in the Bourdon Building 1st Floor: Building 9 on the GSA Campus Map:


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.


Marks and Spencer graduate design scheme (Salary £23,500 + benefits Location: London):

Find out about working in a DESIGN role in Marks and Spencer here:


Paid UX internship opportunity at Red-gate for summer/July 2018  see link for details and package:

Paid digital technology internship with Deloitte (deadline31/10/17):



Interested in Stock photography careers? This article from Business Insider examines Cathy Yeulet’s Stock photography practice and outlines the day to day challenges and rewards of this type of work:

This is a fascinating Creative trend Survey for 2017 from Shutterstock’s blog;


The Graphic Design Festival Scotland launches on FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER 2017 for details:


Want to learn more about photography and copyright? DACS has a useful factsheet and advice section on their website:

The Visual Communication Guy has a great infographic ‘Can I use that picture’ that explores copy and use rights :



Fifi Kara and Jamie Sneddon Founders of HULAH

Find out about GSA graduate and GSA Saltire Scholar, Jamie Sneddon and how he launched  his business HULAH: . Sink or Swim I’d do it all again:

The Saltire Foundation Programme has launched. The SALTIRE FOUNDATION has paid international summer placements for students based in a Scottish Institutions. Last year GSA had 4 Saltire Scholars who gained placements in USA and Edinburgh. Find out more about the programme and how to get involved:

Don’t forget that you can make a careers appointment with the GSA Careers Service at any point of studies or as a graduate. Email to book you appointment.


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