Category Archives: Employers’ interviews

PSC Managers’ Forum

The PSC team  warmly invites you to come along to our last Managers’ Forum of the year, which will take place on Wednesday 18th April. This event provides you with a unique opportunity unlike any other in St Andrews – … Continue reading

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PSC Spotlight: Teach First

Teach First is one of the top graduate destinations of the University of St Andrews. Here at the PSC, we had the opportunity to interview Pete Woodward, Graduate Recruitment Officer for Teach First, about what it is like to join their … Continue reading

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Graduate Blog Post: Christopher Kyte

St Andrews graduate Christopher Kyte (pictured below) got in touch about how the PSC benefitted him and his experience applying for graduate jobs: My name is Christopher Kyte and I am currently working as an Admissions Representative for the University … Continue reading

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Are ‘leadership’ and ‘management’ two sides of the same coin?

We came up with the following Venn diagram at our second Leadership Roundtable event in response to this question. If you are specifically interested in Leadership, our online workshop may be of particular interest. Our next PSC Leadership: Roundtable will … Continue reading

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PSC Leadership: Roundtable

On the 2nd of November, some members of the PSC team held the second Leadership: Roundtable event of the academic year. The focus of this was a moving debate, an activity that encourages students’ critical thinking while developing communication skills and … Continue reading

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Professional Skills: STEM Careers Fair

On the 13th of October, the PSC team attended the STEM Careers Fair held by the University. Many companies attended in order to show their presence and demonstrate their desire for graduates to apply to work for them, with many offering … Continue reading

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Event Review: Lecture on Leadership in Challenging Circumstances

This guest lecture was hosted by Cath Bishop, a former Olympic rower and former British diplomat, who now works as a leadership speaker and consultant with organizations and business schools. Cath started the lecture by talking about her experience in … Continue reading

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PSC Leadership: Leadership Is A Journey

  This is a review piece for the lecture, PSC Leadership: Leadership is a Journey, given by Lindsey Paterson, a partner at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). PwC is the second largest multi-national professional service network in the world, headquartered in London. Lindsey … Continue reading

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The road to employment according to a PSC Graduate

We caught up with PSC Graduate Mathias Holmen Johnsen, currently an instructor at the Norwegian National Emergency Planning College. Below he tells us about his journey into the job market and how his professional skill set has developed since he … Continue reading

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Employers’ Tip: The STAR Interview Technique

Interviews are often daunting experiences, but remain instrumental to the application process and generally determine why one candidate is successful over another. To try and grasp exactly what employers are looking for from interviewees, the Professional Skills Curriculum Team quizzed … Continue reading

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