27 Sep 2013

Careers Talk '13

The first semester has started leaving a lot of us thinking how to start on career path, what that first step is. Some of the current Edinburgh University students spent their summer not only lying in the sun at Grandma’s, but also worked hard in industry, banks, laboratories, were volunteering or discovering stars!
Our annual Careers Talk this year was held on the 27th of September at Dining Room, Teviot Row House. Current students shared their experiences and thoughts about future careers ranging from summer internships, volunteering to PhD studies, exchange year and Resident Assistant positions. Speakers were giving out tips on how to start building up skills and experience for future, how to start on applications, proceed through selection processes, and finally how to secure the position for yourself. This year we had seen a wide range of speakers from different disciplines.

1st half, speakers:
Greta Maciulevičiūtė (MEng Chemical Engineering) - Petroleum Development Summer Internship, Oman
Lukas Lastas (MA Hons Economics) - UBS Investment Bank Summer Internship, London
Darius Scerbavicius (MInf Informatics) - Google Summer Internship, Dublin
Ieva Nagytė (BSc Hons Chinese and German) - International Exchange, Dalian, China and Volunteering in Germany and Austria
Dainius Tautvaišas (BSc Hons Biochemistry) - iGEM, International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, Edinburgh team; Other opportunities for biologists.

Short break followed by 2nd half. 

Kęstutis Jankevičius (MEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering) - Jaguar Land Rover Summer Internship
Viktorija Linkevičiūtė (BSc Hons Biotechnology) - Bioinformatics Summer Internship, Bristol University; RBS Summer Internship, London, and Resident Assistant, Edinburgh
Justinas Šlikas (PhD Chemistry) PhD Studies
Ilona Kovieraitė (MPhys Astrophysics) - European Southern Observatory, Santiago, Chile
Ignotas Šulženko and Lukas Diržys (BSc Computer Science) - Skyscanner Data Acquisition Interns, Edinburgh

After the speeches, we all moved to Teviot and Malone’s for further networking (and some free food too, wooo!). We are extremely delighted to have seen such a great turn out and we hope speakers have answered at least some of your questions J

All the best,
EULS team

Text: Kornelija Suveizdytė

Photos: Artūras Bagdonas

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