Team Collaboration Introduction

Introduction Every summer since June 2010 I have been working with teams of students, who are working with clients to build them a piece of software. They take everything they’ve learned about building software applications, and apply that to this project with a team of five or six students. This has had many ups and

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Team Collaboration for Beginners

It’s generally acknowledged that teamwork and communication skills are important skills for employability applicable to everyone. This includes everything from presenting posters and presentations, to writing reports, as well as how you work together with others to complete the project your reporting on to others. How one ‘works as a team’ seems to be something

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Former Placement Student Panel Discussion

This week our industry seminars heard from a range of students, who’ve been on placements with companies. Some were gone for a year, while one went for two summers to the same company. They all shared some common perspectives of their experience. First, the company knows that you’ll not have lots of technical knowledge, so

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Improving your LinkedIn Profile to Aid Your Career

This week we had Alisdair McKibben talking about how to use LinkedIn. He explained the basics of why you should maximize your benefits with good selection of words and photo. You can find more on this in the careers section of the university website https://www.abdn.ac.uk/careers/resources/index.php?action=search&search_term=linkedin. For most students this is something to regularly update during

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Everyone Can Learn to be More Creative

We are all creative, but our culture seems to drum creativity out of us during school. The ‘arty’ ones go one way, the ‘science’ ones another, and the remainder end up distributed across all the subjects. This is brought up again, and again in articles. A key proponent of the notion that ‘school removes our

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