There is a Careers Service available to all students at the university, offering help with cover letters, creating a CV and practising interview questions. You will also be able to book coaching appointments and careers interviews with an advisor, while a number of work-related workshops and seminars are organised throughout the year.
Online, the Internship Hub posts current opportunities from businesses in the local area, while a Jobshop run by the Student’s Representative Council advertises part time work. Volunteering opportunities and advice on networking with professionals can also be found. There’s also a startup support initiative that helps students set up their own business, providing expertise on things such as sourcing funds.
Student reviewers seem happy with the career guidance and are confident that they’ll be able to find work once they graduate. And they wouldn’t be alone, as 93% of graduates enter work or further education within six months of leaving the uni.
University of Glasgow students on Whatuni say:
“Career fairs, some courses (like mine) offer work placements, lots of internships, work at university through being a guide, there is a careers department where you can go for questions about your CV / applications / interviews.”
“The careers department is fantastic and tonnes of opportunities are available. Students aren't the best at grasping at opportunities but they are there.”
“Regular talks from the careers advisor in labs and regular opportunities of summer research trips.”
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