|Welcome to the Postgrad Students' Careers page|
There are many ways in which the Careers Service can help Postgraduate students in planning their future. On this page are highlighted some of the key services we provide for students at the University. If you have not used our Service before, visit us in our bright, new, purpose-built home on the Third Floor, Main Library Building, George Sq, or go to our website to see how else we can help you. Details of opening times.
Our Careers Information resources are extensive – covering the different career areas that graduates go into, career planning, looking for work, including whilst studying and graduate jobs in the UK and globally, starting your own business, further study, gaining experience, CVs, applications and interviews – and more! Information is provided via our website and at the Careers Information Centre at Third Floor, Main Library Building, George Sq. You don’t need an appointment to use our information resources – drop in and use us like a library on a self-help basis – and there is always a member of the Information Team on hand to help you find what you are looking for. Details of opening times.
|Legal career-related law links|
Check out the Legal Services section of our Occupations information to explore careers in the legal profession in Scotland and beyond.
|Other careers-information links|
The Careers Service website hosts a vast number of relevant links for exploring different career options.
Links of most interest to law postgrads (as well as the Legal Services links above) may include Social Research (including links to think-tanks worldwide) and Policy and Administration (including links to relevant sites in different areas of policy work, national and local government, many containing vacancy information).
Check out the whole range of occupations linked from our pages. Explore any area which interests you.
Whether you have firm plans or no plans, you may find it useful to speak with an impartial adviser about your ideas. If you have a quick query or want some help getting started in using the Careers Service then use our daily Appointments service to see a Careers Adviser for a twenty minute conversation. You can find the times of our Appointments and how to book one here.
|Specific advice and information for Postgraduate students|
We recognise that the needs of Postgraduate students may differ from that of Undergraduates. Find specific advice and information, tailored for Postgraduates here.
Your Masters - What Next? - What can you do with your LLM? Investigate the broad range of options.
Your PhD – What Next? - What can you do with your PhD? Investigate the broad range of options
UK Vitae website - the researchers' portal for researchers, supervisors, research managers and employers, incorporating the UK GRAD Programme and UK HERD. Vitae is a national organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes.
|Specific advice and information for International Students|
For global opportunities and advice and information for international students wanting to work in the UK, consult our Global Opportunities section.
|Careers Service Events for Postgrads|
Career Planning Workshops. We offer 3 half-day workshops to help Postgraduate Research students with career planning: Reviewing Your Career; Marketing Yourself Effectively and Planning your Academic Career are provided in partnership with the Postgraduate Transkills Unit. Find out more about these workshops and how to book your place here.
MBTI Personality Type Workshops - these workshops explore personality similarities and differences, and how these can contribute to career planning and work place success. They provide an opportunity to develop your skills in communicating and working with others through an improved understanding of personality type. Find out more about these workshops and how to book a place via the link above.
The Careers Service also offers a comprehensive range of information sessions, skills workshops, job-hunting seminars and more. Find out what’s on offer at the Careers Service this semester here.
Whether you're looking for part-time work, permanent employment, summer internships or something else, check our vacancy database SAGE regularly. We advertise hundreds of jobs in a wide range of sectors and the site is updated daily. Also use the Looking for Work section of our website for information and advice on job-hunting, and more links to vacancy sites.
|Advice on CVs, Application Forms and Interviews|
You'll find advice on constructing an effective CV or application form and on how to perform well at interviews on our website here.
Consult reference material and view DVDs on application forms and CV writing at the Careers Service. Careers Advisers are happy to provide feedback on your own versions. Bring them to a full guidance interview or book a Short Appointment on the day.
In our Information Centre at the Careers Service we also hold reference material, including books, DVDs and magazines to help you brush-up your interview technique. You can also book a practice 'mock' interview with a Careers Adviser and get some constructive feedback on your performance.
If you have any questions about the Careers Service, please contact us at: email@example.com
University of Edinburgh Careers Service
3rd Floor, Main Library Building,
Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ
Tel: 0131 650 4670
Fax: 0131 650 4479
We look forward to meeting you over the course of your time here at Edinburgh.