Careers Service

Careers in Tech & Data Fair (2021 Dates TBC)

Why should I attend?

  • This fair is for students from all subject areas who are interested in what a career in tech could mean for them - there are opportunities for all.  Around half of the organisations attending will be recruiting students from any discipline.
  • It offers a chance to challenge your thinking on what a career in tech looks like - the event aims to showcase a range of opportunities and types of organisation of all sizes that come under the Careers in Tech & Data banner.
  • It is an easy way to chat to a range of organisations offering work experience and graduate roles related to tech.  You can speak to people working there to find out what it is like, get tips for your applications, and ask questions not covered by their websites.
  • It doesn’t matter what stage you are at in your course or in planning your career, you can come along to this fair and find out about options for your future.
  • Careers Service staff will be there to offer additional support, information and advice.

Speaking to employers showed me that I am qualified enough for the kind of jobs I want.

Student attendee 2019

Talks

More information about talks at this fair will be available closer to the event. 

How do I prepare?

  • Find out who will be there and prioritise who you want to talk to. A full list of Exhibitors will be available here closer to the time.
  • Demonstrate your interest by researching the organisations you want to speak to – their MyCareerHub profiles, websites, social media, and the fair guide are a good place to start. A Fair Guide will be available closer to the time.
  • Prepare some questions and main points you want to discuss beforehand.
  • Come along to one of our Prepare for the Fair Sessions. These sessions will be announced in the lead up to the fair

Do I need to book?

There is no need to book. Please just come along on the day and sign in.

What do I do next?

There is lots that you can do throughout the year with the Careers Service. Below are just a few of the options:

Accessibility

The Careers Service aims to be accessible to all users. If you wish to attend the event and have any specific needs please contact us on careers@ed.ac.uk or 0131 650 4670 to make appropriate arrangements.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please be aware that we have been alerted to a scam which is charging students to attend fairs. Please be aware that there is NO COST TO ATTEND this fair or any of our other fairs during the academic year. If you do come across similar scams please alert these to the Careers Service as soon as possible.

 

Feb 10 2021 -

Careers in Tech & Data Fair (2021 Dates TBC)

The Careers in Tech & Data Fair is your chance to meet over 50 organisations of all sizes offering different ways into the Tech sector. Exhibitors are keen to hire University of Edinburgh students from a variety of different backgrounds.

McEwan Hall
Teviot Place
Central Campus
EH8 9AG