What have you done in addition to your degree to enhance your employability and what do you feel you’ve gained from this?
In 2013/2014 I completed a year placement with Citibank in Paris. I worked as part of the account management team which involved liaising with clients on a global scale and handling their corporate banking needs.
Although the thought of moving to a different country for a year was daunting at first, I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work and live in Paris!
I feel I have developed professional skills in the work environment and also further developed in my linguistic ability. This experience will no doubt prove invaluable as I finish university and progress into employment.
Any advice for other Queen's students?
I highly recommend the International Business with a modern language course. It includes a broad range of business modules ranging from accounting to marketing, with the added modules of the chosen language. I thoroughly enjoyed the variety that this course offers and feel it will be very beneficial as I apply for graduate jobs. Also, the placement year provides a great opportunity to work and live abroad. I really advise making the most of your time at Queens, especially the placement year as it all passes by so quickly!