Getting experience

Getting experience

Employers love graduates. Studying for a degree requires intelligence, an enquiring mind and dedication – excellent qualities in any employee.

Student working on a computerWhat’s more, graduates develop a wide range of skills, qualities and abilities that are highly relevant to the workplace. We call these graduate attributes

Today’s top companies can pick from the very best candidates. A degree demonstrates your potential, but you need to show them something more to truly impress.

Extracurricular activities can provide hard evidence of your skills and knowledge being applied in real world situations. In this section of our website you can explore some of the key ways to build useful experience alongside your studies:

Thinking of working abroad?

Three students from Scottish universities relate their feelings about their placements abroad and offer advice and encouragement to others contemplating taking up the challenge.