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09 Mar 2017
Careers News - Mar 2017
Careers 250wLaw Society of Scotland 

Three L6 would-be lawyers were lucky enough to get a place at the annual Law Society of Scotland Legal Studies and Careers Event on Monday 20 February. They appreciated hearing about the different stages of the training process and all the various specialities.

Headstart Courses 

It is excellent to hear that Catriona has been accepted for the engineering summer course she applied to in Coventry.

Cambridge University Scottish Tour 

Representatives from Homerton and Selwyn colleges came to school on Monday 6 March and led a very full lunchtime session for interested members of Upper 5 and Lower 6. In their presentation they covered the college system, the benefits of studying at Cambridge and opportunities for their graduates. They gave invaluable examples of what they expect in a Cambridge applicant in terms of wider reading, a hungry and curious mind and a real desire to study their chosen subject. Lower 6 students attending the Oxford and Cambridge sessions at the Corn Exchange on 17 March will get the chance to ask more questions; Upper 5s can attend special events in September when Cambridge comes north again.

Upper 4 Question Time Welcomed Back Two Old Girls

On Friday 3 March as part of their choices programme, Upper 4s had the chance to question two former students about what had taken them into their chosen field, what they enjoyed about their work and what they found challenging. Dr Catriona Finlayson, a GP, spoke about the sorts of issues she might face on a daily basis within medicine and the highs and lows of the job.

Mel Porteous, a 2nd year education undergraduate at Aberdeen university, described the theoretical and practical aspects of the course, including school placements. They agreed a genuine interest in and liking for people was crucial in their professions and both encouraged the students to take every opportunity while at school to broaden their horizons and increase their chances of success.  We really appreciated the experts staying on into the lunch hour to talk to older students.

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