Pursuing passions - this month’s profiles feature graduates who found Edinburgh the perfect place to develop their interests into careers.
Ruth Allison talks about her first day at Edinburgh, her year abroad at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and why you should just say yes.
The “meet the students and lecturers” format was much more personal than the open days I had attended at other institutions and the hosts were so friendly and open; suddenly going to university didn’t seem quite so intimidating.
Marketing professional Rachel Hayes shares her story of the University’s Equestrian Club where she competed for the University and how her varied degree spurred her career into action.
Make the most of your time at the University and take the opportunity to gain as many new experiences as you can.
International Officer Scott McQuarrie talks about his love of Edinburgh, his career in Higher Education and explains why you should join as many societies as you can.
My most memorable experience at university was undertaking my dissertation…however, handing it in 30 minutes before the deadline is not something I would encourage!
Business coach and eMentor Roger Thomas, talks about his time at University and where his career has taken him including over 20 years at IBM.
Training people is something I find incredibly rewarding so when I heard about the eMentoring program, a partnership between the Careers Service and Development & Alumni that gives students and graduates help in career development, I signed up!
Work, play, and lots of spirit. Sam Trett tells how his studies, and more significantly his hobbies, at University led him to becoming a drinks entrepreneur.
The University of Edinburgh taught me the importance of personal relationships and teamwork and applying those principles has helped me get to where I am today.
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