Careers and employability


Preparing for Success

Equipping students for success in the global workplace is about much more than academic achievement.

Here at Queen’s we ensure our students enjoy rounded university experience with just as strong a focus on interaction with academics and building personal relationships with their fellow students.


Developing your skills

It’s the best way to grow and develop the people skills that are essential to shaping the future’s world and business leaders.

Queen’s graduates are already making their mark around the world, in every field, from Accounting to Zoology.

95% of Queen’s graduates...

Are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation

(HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2013/14)


We are dedicated to helping each of our graduates think of life after Queen's, and gain practical experience during their time with us.

This is why many of our degree programmes feature a year in industry ether locally or abroad. Our students benefit from the links we have built up with some of the country's biggest employers.


Degree Plus

Queen's Degree Plus offers students a competitive edge in the graduate job market.

We recognise the importance of skills acquired through participation in extracurricular activities, such as voluntary work, part-time jobs and sport, which are attractive to potential employers. Gain accreditation for skills developed outside of your degree.

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Educating Entrepreneurs

We prize entrepreneurship just as highly as academic ability

If you combine the two, we can give you everything else you need to achieve your ambitions.


Incredible opportunities

You will get the opportunity to meet potential employers in London and Brussels.

Queen’s Careers, Employability and Skills Service was awarded the Gold all-Ireland Employability award for our Workplace Study Tours in 2014.

Student Guidance Centre
"The careers service here is very supportive - if you have any problems or queries they are definitely on hand any time of the day!"
Heather Currie
Computing and Information Technology

Queen's graduates play a leading role in the senior management of 80 of Northern Ireland's top companies.


Study abroad

Broaden your horizons and enrich your university experience.

This practical industry or sector experience can be a fantastic learning opportunity and prove invaluable in launching your graduate career. Every year we welcome overseas students to Queen's through our Erasmus and Study Abroad schemes, whilst our students travel to our overseas partners.

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Dominique from Student Guidance Centre

Careers support

Our careers consultants are dedicated to student employability.

They can help you plan your route from study to graduate employment, giving expert career advice at our dedicated Student Guidance Centre.

Support and advice

portrait of nobel prize winning poet, Seamus Heaney


Be inspired

Many Queen’s graduates are household names around the world

Browse our famous faces


Queen's in Business

benefit from our business connections

Find out how your career potential could be improved through our collaborations with multi-nationals that include Petronas, Infosys, Bombardier and Seagate.

Business links

Incredible opportunities

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