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Careers, Employability & Skills

Shaping your career dream

The Queen’s Careers Team are here to support students and graduates with all aspects of career planning and decision making.

We’ll help you set career goals, communicate your worth to employers and equip you with the skills you need to stand out in the competitive global job market. The skills we help you build, will benefit you forever.

We’re still here

You can still access our careers support remotely. See our COVID-19 update page for virtual resources. 

96% of our undergraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation
(HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17)

26th in the UK for graduate prospects
(Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)

94.1% of Queen’s Postgraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation
(HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17)

Top 140 in the world for graduate prospects
(QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)

What type of support do we offer?

We can help you with everything from building a career plan to engaging with employers, refining your CV or perfecting an application.

We can also support you to secure placements, work experience or study abroad opportunities. Our diverse range of employability programmes and events are designed in consultation with industry to help you lead, achieve, develop and succeed. 

Discover our range of services


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognise that our graduating students need career support now, more than ever, as you navigate the job market under extraordinary circumstances.

Our provision for online resources includes GradFest2020, a virtual event, taking place on 17 and 18 June. Chat live with key employers, get bespoke advice from our trained career consultants and access the latest job vacancies. All events will be recorded and available to watch at your own convenience.

Visit GradFest2020


We have collated a range of online resources to help you develop and enhance the skills that employers are looking for. These include:

Female student in Graduate School

Business and Organisational Skills

From getting to grips with the cogs of business organisation to securing a virtual internship, we have you covered.

Language Skills and Cultural Awareness

Employers value cultured and culturally aware candidates. Learn why travel can be the best teacher.

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Cognitive and Intellectual Skills

What’s the secret to innovations that change the world? Discover how to turn that big idea into a business and think like an entrepreneur. 


Professional Attributes and Attitudes

Does the thought of presenting fill you with dread? Boost your communication confidence and learn to speak so that people will listen.

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Technical Skills

Fancy designing video games in the future? Access advice on everything from leveraging the power of social media to carving a career in tech.

Student using the My Future appBook an online consultation

Our Careers Consultants are available remotely to help with job applications, CVs and careers appointments. To book a Microsoft Teams or Skype appointment, go to MyFuture.

From here, you can go anywhere

Every year over 800 Queen's students take the opportunity to go outside Northern Ireland to study or gain work-related experience – why not be one of them?

Find out more about Global Opportunities


Start your career plan

We understand figuring out your future can take time, so we will work with you to help you understand who you are, what you want and where you want to go.

Start by clicking on the statement which best describes your career plan:

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