School of Divinity

Careers Service

Opportunities, resources and events to help students develop the experience and skills valued by employers.

Kirsti Ferrier, Careers Service
Kirsti Ferrier, University Careers Service

Careers followed by Divinity graduates are many and varied. Your degree opens up so many options and employers value the skills and strengths you can offer. The Careers Service is available to all School of Divinity students and doors are open throughout the academic year and during every vacation. From CV feedback to interview practice, from summer placements to graduate posts, from careers fairs to alumni events, the service is all about inspiring futures.

The University Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance, as well as a programme of events and access to opportunities.

Careers consultant

Kirsti Ferrier is the dedicated Careers Consultant for the School of Divinity and is there to support you as you consider your future and the wealth of possibilities ahead. She offers a drop in during term time at the study pods in reception at New College, usually on the first Thursday of the month, 12-13.30pm.

Watch Kirsti's introductory video.

Email Kirsti at: kirsti.ferrier@ed.ac.uk 

It is never too early to start thinking about your future career

Kirsti says: How you spend your time here is up to you – and will impact on your future.

  • You don’t need to know yet what your future after University holds, so we’d advise you test out and try new experiences.
  • What you do over the next 4 years will really matter. Getting involved earlier during your studies gives you more time to gain new experiences, pursue interests and develop ideas. 
  • Leaving it all until 4th year isn’t the best way to make the most of your time at university. Taking into account the demands of academic study – there is less time to develop your wider skills and experiences.
  • You can access support from the Careers Service at every stage throughout your time at University and for 2 years after graduation.

Here's how

Talks, events and careers fairs

Meeting employers face to face can be a huge benefit and indeed an inspiration when planning your next steps. Throughout the year, the Careers Service organises a variety of talks, events and fairs where students can find out first-hand what employers are looking for and what they are offering. Dates and events are posted on our website and on MyCareerHub.

Contact the Careers Service

Find out more at www.ed.ac.uk/careers or drop by the Careers Service on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.