University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

Careers services

Please comment on the support you’ve had from the careers services, the type of employers that present and recruit on campus, the effectiveness of the alumni network, as well as fairs and on-campus recruitment activity.


"I attended a course with the careers service that was extremely valuable. I have also had meetings with them and been to careers fairs."
"Career support is available but the employers on offer seem to lack diversity (petroleum, defence, microelectronics, etc)."
"The careers service are very useful and they often organise careers fairs and workshops to help students prepare well for a job."
"I don't personally find the careers service or employer fairs helpful as they are catered towards jobs in business or sciences. Our course, however, has a more catered 'professional practice' module in which tutors talked about the realities of being a professional artist. This was much more useful to me personally."
"The careers service is always open for advice. You can book CV or interview help appointments with them."
"We go on placements to schools so it's great for experience if you want to go into teaching."
"The school of informatics is particularly good at careers opportunities and effective career fairs."
"The careers service is pretty good, they hold fairs for various employers and email around internship opportunities etc."
"Careers services are good when I've been to see them. There's a range of employers on campus but the majority tend to be accountancy/corporate finance companies that aren't ideal for all students."
"I think more support from careers services earlier on my degree programme would have been helpful."

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