Follow-up to First Year Community Education Session

Hello everyone! It was lovely to meet you today and thank you for being such an interactive and fun group to work with.

As promised, today’s slides are available as a PDF: Career Planning Community Education DFG 2013

To find out more about your broad options after university…

You can start on the ‘Explore your options‘ page of the Careers Service website.

To find out more about specific occupations related to your degree:

Charity and Development work


Social guidance and community work

PDFs of the occupational profiles that I brought with me today (youth worker, community education officer, adult guidance worker, community development worker, advice worker and community arts worker) are available on these pages.

For those of you interested in going abroad at some point doing university or after…

Our ‘Discover Global Opportunities‘ pages are a good place to start

We also have information about living and working abroad in our Information Centreresources in use DCS image 5

SAGE, our jobs database, handles hundreds of oversea opportunities every year

The next Global Opportunities Fair will be in Autumn semester

To find out more about employers and what they are looking for…

Don’t forget our discussion about networking and resources to support information interviews

An important part of making the most of university and career planning is finding out what opportunities are out there

Whether you are applying for part-time work or a graduate job, practice analysing vacancies and feedback on applications and interview technique might be helpful to you

Support for job applications, CVs, covering letters and interviews is available here – including our CV podcast.

Or you might want to peruse (I mean that in the literal sense) Five ways not to succeed at interview to avoid common interview mistakes.

We advertise Third Sector Internships Scotland and many other opportunities throughout the year on SAGE – keep checking!

If there is anything else you’d like to see on the blog or if you have any questions from the session, do get in touch.


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