University of Glasgow
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.
"As a scientist, there is a particularly diverse range of things that I can be doing when I leave uni and the degree has somehow managed to put me in a position where I have experience of most of it, which is a massive benefit in terms of employability. We also had sessions on preparing academic CVs, preparing for academic interviews and there are resources available where you can have your CV checked and have mock interviews."
"There is a careers and internship fair held every year, which is an excellent opportunity to express an interest in what career you want to choose. There are numerous internship and job companies at the fresher's fair that offer advice and send emails notifying students if there are vacant jobs or internships available."
"The careers service sends regular emails with job and internship opportunities and holds a careers fair at the start of the year. There are also talks throughout the year from successful people in a variety of fields and at least a few lectures have been focused specifically on careers advice for my degree field."
"We still have access to the careers service's database until two years after our degree has ended. We have regular career input sessions and job fairs held at the university for those who are interested."
"I have been made aware of all the different services that are here to help me, such as the careers service and volunteering options. I have been accepted to study abroad for the summer and volunteer in Germany through the university. All the internships are paid ones, which is good, and there are lots of opportunities though I wish there would be more information about opportunities relating to one's degree."
"Glasgow University hosts a number of careers fairs all year round. There is a dedicated careers office in the student hub where you can see an adviser about interview techniques, writing CVs, cover letters and where best to start looking for a job in your chosen subject."
"We get excellent support from the careers service as we have the ability to schedule a tailored, one-on-one appointment at virtually any time. All of the UK's major employers advertise on campus with some having a frequent direct physical presence inside university facilities. The alumni network could use a little more work but it is present and communication is always improving. Some courses have a mandatory placement year but there are many work opportunities through the university internship hub."
"The careers service is available to help look for jobs as well as give CV advice and workshops within courses to help to make applications easier. There have been opportunities for mock interviews to help us prepare for a real job scenario."
"I have never had to use the careers services but they often send general emails with ideas, tips and opportunities on how to better your CV or be outstanding in an interview, for example. In terms of employers on campus, there is a union-run careers fair every year that attracts a lot of large and small enterprises alike. Each school will normally have a specific careers fair as well, so the law school will have a law fair and invite lots of law firms and other businesses that want to hire people with a legal degree. Finally, there are often large businesses at the freshers' fair at the start of term that offer advice to new students."
"The internship hub is a valuable resource for finding internship opportunities. The calibre of employers that present on campus is high and they come from a wide range of multinational and also smaller corporations. The fairs are often very busy but good for chatting to employers."
"My course offered the chance to spend a year in industry, which was excellent. It would have been quite difficult to find a job otherwise."
"There are always careers advisers available if you make an appointment and the student services desk is open every weekday. There are often career days, recruitment and job fairs and much more on campus as well as workshops to improve your CV."
"I've used the careers services to check my CV and cover letter and it was quite useful. It's great that we have career fairs twice a year so we get a chance to chat with recruiting companies."
"The support is very good from the careers services. There are several fairs throughout the year and the internship hub emails you at least twice a week with jobs and internships."
"There are plenty of careers services from mock interviews to CV checks. There is so much available throughout the year and they give you help getting summer placements. There are lots of careers fairs too where you can speak to people in industry that you wouldn't otherwise have the chance to. We also had a dinner with industry members organised by the engineering society, which is great for getting to speak to people in the workplace and impressing prospective employers."
"I've been to a few careers counsellor appointments to help me with applying for jobs and internships in the summer as I am a second year student. I know that there are many different companies, career day events and different help workshops put on at the university."
"The work placement year I have been on has prepared me better than anything else for a job. I know now the type of thing I am looking to do when I leave uni, whereas I don't think I would've had a clue before. There are always career fairs going on on campus and sometimes lecturers or societies will get guest speakers to come in and they can speak about their job, this can really help you figure out if you would like to go down a similar career path."
"There are a lot of good fairs and opportunities, if you need them."