The GSA Careers Service Bulletin

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

 

 

images (5)CAREERS EVENTS THIS WEEK

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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.

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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 careers@gsa.ac.uk 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:http://www.gsa.ac.uk/media/1415972/29239_gsa_campus_map_online_aw.pdf

images (5)GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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Marks and Spencer graduate design scheme (Salary £23,500 + benefits Location: London): https://www.graduate-jobs.com/job/design-marks-spencer-93124

Find out about working in a DESIGN role in Marks and Spencer here:  http://careers.marksandspencer.com/sites/default/files/pdf/M&SGradsBrochure.pdf

images (5)PAID INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEERING

Paid UX internship opportunity at Red-gate for summer/July 2018  see link for details and package: https://www.red-gate.com/our-company/careers/current-opportunities/user-experience-intern-2018-10-weeks

Paid digital technology internship with Deloitte (deadline31/10/17):  https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/deloitte/470626-industrial-placement-consulting-technology-deloitte-digital

images (5)CREATIVE SECTOR NEWS + PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

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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: http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-to-make-money-from-stock-photography-2017-4

This is a fascinating Creative trend Survey for 2017 from Shutterstock’s blog; https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/trends/2017-creative-trends?utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Skimbit%20Ltd.&utm_term=&utm_source=10078&irgwc=1

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The Graphic Design Festival Scotland launches on FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER 2017 for details: https://graphicdesignfestivalscotland.com/

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Want to learn more about photography and copyright? DACS has a useful factsheet and advice section on their website: https://www.dacs.org.uk/knowledge-base/factsheets/copyright-in-photographs

The Visual Communication Guy has a great infographic ‘Can I use that picture’ that explores copy and use rights : http://thevisualcommunicationguy.com/2014/07/14/can-i-use-that-picture/

images (5)GSA GRADUATES IN BUSINESS

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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: https://hulah.com/ . Sink or Swim I’d do it all again: https://medium.com/@jamiesnedden/sink-or-swim-id-do-it-all-again-5116f3551739

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: https://www.entrepreneurialscotland.com/programmes

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 careers@gsa.ac.uk to book you appointment.

 

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