While studying at the University, I really wanted to maximise my learning experiences to help me reach my goals. It is often said that hard skills will get you an interview but you need soft skills to get (and keep) the job. With this in mind, the Business School offers many optional courses, classes and programmes, outwith the Masters programmes,that can help you to develop your hard skills and soft skills. This time I wanted to share my experiences of some of the classes and programmes that I have found useful in developing my skills and knowledge.
When you have a limited work experience, how do you show demonstrate to employers you have the skills they are looking for. And if you don’t have those skills, how can you develop them while at University? Here’s how you can nail it with The Edinburgh Award.
I could not find a program like IBEM in any other university. This was a truly unique experience that was flexible to suit my individual goals – exceeding my expectations along the way. Here’s 5 factors that made my experience at the School, exceptional!
In addition to course work, a Masters programme at the University provides the opportunity to really develop your practical skills and boost your career search, something which I have found to be huge benefit.
To develop our leaderships skills in the boardroom, the School invited former CEO of SSE, Ian Marchant, to lead a simulated boardroom meeting. How do you influence the board to approve your projects over competing departments? This session revealed some critical insights.
In his role as Ryder Cup Project Director at EventScotland, Alumnus Robbie Clyde has been working day and night to ensure that Scotland stages the best ever Ryder Cup when it is held this year at Gleneagles. We caught up with him to find out more about the event and how his MBA his helping him in his role.