From a missionary to an astronomer, June's eclectic mix of alumni all have one thing in common - they credit their Edinburgh education with setting them on a definite career path.
Lila W Balisky
While working as a missionary in Ethiopia, Lila W Balisky studied Theology and Development at New College. She tells us how the course enhanced her understanding of her own work.
I shall be forever grateful for that year at New College, which expanded my horizons in so many areas.
Edinburgh-born Chris Impey has an infectious enthusiasm for his home town, despite spending much of his life in the USA. And his enthusiasm for astronomy has proved equally infectious for his many audiences.
The University of Edinburgh was the foundation stone of my career, giving me a taste of research and joy of discovering something new about the universe.
Pilar Luque remembers her time with a touch of poetic romance, and explains how her Edinburgh education made subsequent career choices much easier.
Experience as much as you can and open your ears to the ideas and thoughts of other people around you, especially tutors and older students.
Tom Nash's role as President of the History Society taught him crucial skills that he has transferred to his role in marketing for Tesco.
For me, the highlight of my time was my involvement in the History Society... it has given me memories I will treasure forever.
With a varied international career to look back on, Jason Spencer-Cooke tells us about his equally varied student experiences.
The broad education which I had in Edinburgh, and the valuable experience of mixing with young people of different social classes and cultures have been a constant source of inspiration to me.
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