Enhance your work experience
Take a look at some of our recommended resources for students to help you get the most from your work experience.
We want each student working in ISG to get the most from their experience and develop their employability skills. Below are just some of the key resources we recommend you use to enhance your employment experience with us.
Student employee guidebook
We've developed a digital guidebook for students working with us, to help you prepare and feel supported throughout your work experience. This guidebook contains valuable information, guidance and resources for before, during and after your employment. From your first day of work, to useful next steps after you've finished your role - we've got it covered!
Employers are increasingly using LinkedIn to engage students and graduates. We recommend you ask your line manager to endorse your skills and work experience on your LinkedIn profile to showcase your employability to prospective recruiters.
Haven't set up your LinkedIn profile yet? Want to find out how to use LinkedIn more effectively? The Careers Service have useful resources and guidance to get you started.
Remember, connect with us to stay up-to-date on the latest ISG news and events, expand your professional network, hear about our upcoming job opportunities and much more.
Looking to develop your presentation skills? Or perhaps you want to brush up on your Excel knowledge. Lynda.com. is an online skills development service offering a wide variety of video courses in digital, technology, creative and business skills. The University has a campus-wide license which both staff and students can use.
Not used Lynda before? In just a few steps you can set up your student account and access free online training courses through the University’s license.
Remember: update your CV and LinkedIn profile with any certificates or training achievements you complete!
Workshops for students:
ISG 'career insight' sessions
During summer 2018 we piloted a series of 'brown bag' style career insight sessions during lunch times. The sessions were designed to give students insight into the diverse range of career opportunities available in ISG. These proved popular with students and we will be hosting a similiar series again in the future. Please keep an eye out for upcoming events by following us on MyCareerHub.
The Edinburgh Award:
The Careers Service run a number of versions of the Edinburgh Award, which aim to help you learn to excel, increase your impact and stand out from the crowd. We encourage and support students employed in ISG to complete an 'Edinburgh Award for Work Experiece', helping you to achieve official recognition for the work you do alongside your studies.
MyDevelopmentHub is an online portal to help you find activities, events and resources to suit your needs, to fit your circumstances and to unleash your potential. MyDevelopmentHub aims to make it simple and easy for you to identify, make use of and benefit from the huge range of opportunities and resources available while at University. It reflects the diversity of student life; learning and development comes through experiences in all parts of your life (curricular and non-curricular).
Girl Geek Scotland:
Girl Geek Scotland provides a network and community for people working and studying in; creative, computing, enterprise and related sectors in Scotland. GGS encourages its members to develop a social and career network and learn from peers and leaders in the field at the same time.