Undergraduate study - 2018 entry

Internships and careers: my story

Our support helped Robin to find both an internship and a career.

Robin Nelson
Robin Nelson, MEng (Hons) Civil & Environmental Engineering

Studying here is an opportunity to enhance your career – to develop new skills and abilities, grow in confidence and learn about yourself. The development and long-term success of our students is fundamental to our approach, and that includes encouraging your efforts beyond graduation.

My story

"Having come to university curious about how the world worked but not entirely sure what that might mean vocationally, the Careers Service proved instrumental in helping me explore new avenues and later in securing my current job.

"They have helped me to reflect and develop the skills and personal attributes I have that could be attractive to future employers.

"Initially, as I applied for internships in the civil engineering industry, they offered advice on how to hone my CV and cover letters.

"They supported me through the application process and helped me gain a place on the Saltire Scholarship programme – a world-class internship programme.

Support after graduation

"After graduation, as I pursued other interests, they helped me make an informed decision on career opportunities that exist outside the industry my programme traditionally lends itself to. This included opportunities to meet recent graduates from Baillie Gifford at an employer-led presentation and preparing and giving me invaluable feedback ahead of the interview process.

"Whether it’s not really knowing what you’d like to do or needing advice, support and confidence to secure your dream job, the Careers Service can help you take the first step."

The Careers Service proved instrumental in securing my current job.

Robin NelsonMEng (Hons) Civil & Environmental Engineering

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