Careers and Employability

From the moment you arrive, until 2 years after graduation, the Adam Smith Business School and the University provide a range of support to help you plan for your future. 

We encourage students to be proactive and take advantage of what is on offer, our team of careers and employability professionals are here to help you navigate your journey. 

An introduction

From our Careers, Employability and Alumni teams.

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CAREERS SERVICE

The Careers Service aims to empower you to explore options, identifying and working towards your own personal career goals. They can help you whatever stage of your career journey from deciding what to do, building your network, helping you make the most of your time here at Glasgow or articulating your skills to employers in CVs, applications and interviews. 

The Adam Smith Business School has two Careers Managers working exclusively with our students, Gail Angus and David Levinson. They offer two Careers Education courses that you can take alongside your studies to help you plan for your future. These can help with your personal development planning. 

Careers education

Quick Learn 

A range of video tutorials to help you to get to grips with the application process. Hosted on our YouTube channel @UofGCareers.

Career Accelerator: Explore 

This course will draw on career planning theory, design thinking and coaching techniques to encourage you to consider what you want from your career, how to come up with career ideas, to make use of the Glasgow Alumni network and to action plan for your future. This can count towards the business school's graduate award.

Career Accelerator: Apply 

Want to get prepared for graduate job applications? The career accelerator: apply is an extra curricular, blended online learning course with interactive resources that will take you through the key stages of applications from psychometric tests, applications, CVs and interviews. This course can count towards the business school's graduate award.

Digital resources

  • Website – packed with information and advice on all things careers, our website will give you advice to help you at every stage of your journey.
  • Newsletter – delivered to your inbox every Wednesday during term time with helpful reminders of upcoming events on campus.
  • Coffee and Careers – want to plan your career but short on time? Grab a cup of coffee and tune in to our career planning vlog.
  • Sound Tracks – the alumni podcast gives you sound advice to get your career on track.
  • Careers Space – blog with useful hints and tips. 

Career events

  • We run a series of employer events and careers fairs throughout the year. Employers attending vary – ranging from major global organisations to small local companies. 
  • Delivered weekly, you can sign up to our one hour masterclasses with topics including, CV writing, applications, interviews and LinkedIn. 

Career coaching

Career Coaching (Zoom) 

30-minute careers coaching appointments can be booked online are available 1 week in advance and will be delivered via Zoom.

Coaching can help you to clarify your career ideas, formulate your plan of action, and give you tips on how to be as competitive as possible in finding work or further study.

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Search and apply for jobs

If your are looking to develop work experience, our internship hub offers exclusive internships to University of Glasgow students. You can also search for part time jobs, internships and graduate roles on our online portal:

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COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES EMPLOYABILITY TEAM

The College Employability Programme sits alongside your Careers Service support and has been designed to help you reflect on and communicate the key skills and graduate attributes you will develop through your academic, extra-curricular and work-related activities.

The College Employability team is led by Dr Dickon Copsey and supported by Emma Smith. 

College Employability Programme

Employability courses

The College's Employability Programme, offer a range of online courses to help your development. 

Careers & Employability Induction

Meet the Careers Service and College Employability teams who will support your employability journey at Glasgow and find out more about the services and support that are available to you.

Planning your employability

This course will help you reflect upon the value of your programme of study, the skills that it will help you to develop, and the careers that it may open to you. It will also explore the opportunities that you may have within your studies and your extra-curricular activities that will help you to prepare for your future career.

Graduate Skills Programme*

This course will help you to reflect on the range of professional skills and graduate attributes you have developed during your academic, extra-curricular and work-related activities and to communicate these skills to employers through a professional ePortfolio.*

LinkedIn*

This course will help you communicate your key skills and graduate attributes through the medium of LinkedIn. Your LinkedIn profile provides an ideal opportunity for you to showcase your skills and experiences that set you apart as a student at the University of Glasgow and to start to build your professional network.*

Practical Presentation Skills*

This course has been designed to help you plan, prepare and deliver presentations with confidence.

Making your dissertation work for you

This course will help you explore the employability value of your dissertation, highlighting some of the key skills you will develop through the dissertation process and have a look at some ways you can use the dissertation to enhance your employability.

* completion of these courses counts towards your completion of the Business School Graduate Award.