|1. Understand your career options|
Once you know the type of work you want to pursue you can ensure you develop the skills and experience most sought by employers in those areas. See our 10 tips for identifying and exploring career options and our Career Planning resources.
|2. Get some work / volunteering experience - (and gain Degree Plus!)|
Part-time work- information about Oncampus Jobs, links to useful websites and tips for finding part-time work.
|3. Get some international experience - (and gain Degree Plus!)|
|4. Meet with industry professionals and potential employers|
- Research employers online and find out more about them
- Get an Alumni Career Mentor
- Attend Fairs and Employer Events on campus – details on MyFuture.
- Read our 8 tips for creating a professional online presence and developing your network online
|5. Participate in one of Queen's Career Development Programmes - (and gain Degree Plus!)|
Careers, Employability and Skills manage a number of Career Development Programmes to help you enhance your commercial awareness and build your professional network such as our:
- Workplace Study Tours (e.g. to Brussels, to City Law firms, to Bioscience companies)
- The City Scholarship Programme for first year students to undertake paid internships in Legal and Financial companies in cities such as New York , London and Edinburgh
- Insight into Management – 3 days of interactive business games
|6. Look at the range of other employability-enhancing activities listed on the Degree Plus website|
Get Degree Plus accreditation for engaging in activities such as: Peer Mentoring, Milenium Volunteers, Course Representation, Belfast Enterprise Academy
|7. Plan to make it happen|
Create a Personal Development Plan (PDP) - this is an excellent way of working out what you want and how to achieve your academic, personal and career goals.
|8. Get Inspiration|
Read more inspiring stories of how students and graduates have made the most of their time at Queen’s.
James Douglas describes how a year studying in Canada and the Brussels Study Tour helped him with his career path.
Diane Murdock lists the range of activities that she has gotten involved with at Queen’s.
Read why Chris Boyd describes Insight into Management as the best 3 days of his time at Queen’s
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