Your future career

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Our experts are here for you

We can help you plan to develop your employability throughout your time at Queen’s and beyond.

Our team includes professionally qualified careers consultants, employer engagement staff and an Exchange and Study Abroad team.

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Offering support and advice

We can support you in making career decisions and help you take advantage of opportunities including studying abroad, work experience and graduate jobs.

We also give you opportunities to stretch your ambitions by meeting employers and participating in career development programmes.

94% of Queen’s graduates...

Are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation

(HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2014/15)
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Invaluable Career Experience With Degree Plus

Degree Plus allows you to gain accreditation for work-related activities that you undertake outside of your degree.

The award is supported by employers who recognise the value of extra-curricular experience. Over 1,000 students graduate with Degree Plus every year.


Career Development Programmes

Examples of Queen’s Career Development programmes which contribute towards Degree Plus accreditation include:

• Workplace Study Tours
• Insight into Management
• City Scholarship programme
• MEDIA Programme
• Get Employment Ready Award

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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.

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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.


Queen's Students 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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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

Incredible opportunities

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