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Enhance your work experience

Take a look at our recommended resources to help you get the most from your work experience.

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We want each student working in ISG to get the most from their experience and develop their employability skills.  Below are some of the key resources we recommend to enhance your employment experience with us.

Student employee guidebook

We've developed a digital guidebook for students to help you prepare and feel supported throughout your work experience. This guidebook contains valuable information, guidance and resources; 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!

LinkedIn:

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.

LinkedIn Learning:

Looking to develop your presentation skills? Or perhaps you want to brush up on your Excel knowledge.  LinkedIn Learning is an online skills development service offering an extensive library of high-quality video courses in business, creative and technical skills. The University of Edinburgh has a campus-wide licence, offering staff and students unlimited access to the service via the web and mobile apps.

Not used LinkedIn Learning before? In just a few steps you can create your 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 'brown bag' sessions

Over the summer, ISG run a series of 'brown bag' style lunchtime workshops. These are designed to provide students with skills development opportunities, networking and insight into the diverse range of career paths available across ISG.  Keep an eye out for our upcoming events and training sessions 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:

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.

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