When You Need the Money
The uni's just scored well in the Sunday Times newspapers'
league table for levels of graduate employment (93% in employment
or further study 6 months after graduating) and for high graduate
earnings. Nice one! Chances are you'll also need a job at least
some of the time while you're at university. Whether it's a few
hours a week all year round or an intensive marathon during the
holidays, it's essential to know where to get a decent job, what
sort of jobs to apply for and what rights you have.
The GUSRC runs a classified section on their website which lists
job opportunities in the city. The Employment Service provides Job
Centres, temping agencies, or try the direct approach and tour the
city bars, restaurants and shops - something might just turn
up. The GUSRC, Unions and University also all employ students
in a variety of different capacities. The Uni's Careers
Service are good too - they'll help you secure the graduate job but
also look out for summer internships and other great opportunities.
Be pro-active, it definitely helps!
JobShop provides information with access on a wide range of full
time, part time, casual and seasonal work in and around Glasgow and
beyond. As well as advertising for external employers it often
advertises vacancies at the University. if you're looking for some
extra money to get you through your student years, or just
something to get you through the summer, then it's often worth
giving JobShop a try.
The Job Centre
You might not think the Job Centre would have much work for
students who only want a few hours a week - or a fill-in job
between terms but the one in the West End runs special student
nights - worth keeping an eye on.
If you haven't got a LinkedIn profile yet - what are you thinking?
Sort it out. It's becoming a key tool for getting work and
increasingly used by students pre and post degree. Once you've
figured out how to 'work it' - set your status to 'looking for
part-time work in taxidermy' (if that's your thing) you might be
surprised. The best way to 'work it' though is to look through
contacts of contacts to find companies you'd like to work with -
and getting introduced or sending direct messages.
Find a Solution
If it's not all about the money, Find a Solution, run by the
GUSRC, could give you the chance to give something back to the
local community whilst at the same time gaining some invaluable
work experience and developing your transferable skills. However,
thanks to the University of Glasgow Settlement, you'll get paid for
undertaking a Find a Solution placement. Previous projects have
seen students carry out marketing strategies and feasibility
studies for organisations as diverse as Glasgow Women's Library and
the National Theatre of Scotland, so this is an excellent
opportunity for you to put the skills you learn through academic
study to good use.