Your future career

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Our experts are here for you

Our Careers, Employability and Skills team can help you to develop your employability throughout your time at Queen’s and beyond.

Our team includes professionally qualified careers consultants, employer engagement staff and a global opportunities team. We can support you in making career decisions, develop your skills and confidence, and help you take advantage of opportunities including studying abroad, work experience and graduate jobs.

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Our specialist Employer Engagement team work to communicate your value to potential employers in the global job market through our pioneering Workplace Study Tours.

Each tour group visits around eight to 10 graduate employers and engages in a range of business games, case studies and related exercises reflecting recruitment selection practices. Our current tours include Brussels, London Finance and Business Tour, London Law Tour, as well as a Global Leadership Programme in Asia and the USA.

94.4% of Queen’s graduates...

Are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation

(HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2015/16)
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Degree Plus allows you to gain accreditation for both personal development and 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 2,000 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
• Development Weeks
• Get Employment Ready Award

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We’re proud to say our graduates play a leading role in the senior management of 80 of Northern Ireland’s top companies.

We prize entrepreneurship and academic ability. We also work with the team of enterprise advisors in the Students’ Union who are there to support students in starting businesses, through free advice, incubation space, enterprise programmes and competitions.

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Many employers hire graduates that they already know, so you’ll reap the rewards of our industry links.

Our internship programmes place you with an employer, giving you an insight into how the world of work and business operates. What’s more, our alumni mentoring scheme connects with high-level employers and alumni around the world - New York, Paris and London.

Student Guidance Centre
"I feel that the Study Tour experience has had a significant impact on my career development and future career plans. It has opened my eyes to the vast opportunities available in the finance sector."
Clodagh McCambridge
Actuarial Science and Risk Management

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


Global Opportunities

Every year over 800 Queen’s students take the opportunity to go outside Northern Ireland to study or gain work-related experience.

Queen’s encourages students to take advantage of a period of study at an overseas university or an international work placement as part of their degree. Some degrees (especially those with a language element) include a compulsory year abroad.

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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.

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