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Work while you study

We understand that university is about more than just studying but you should think about the demands of your degree. We recommend you no work no more than 15 hours a week.  

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Yi Kang Choo

Third year LLB Law student

Work experience:

  • International Student Ambassador
  • Student assistant to the Career, Employability and Skills Team
  • Virtual student ambassador for the Arts, Humanities and Social Science Faculty

Find out how Yi Kang made the most of our career services to boost his career

Rebecca Russell
Rebecca Russell

Final year MEng Electrical Engineering

Work experience:

  • Student tour guide
  • Student ambassador
  • Student’s Union operations team

Hear how Rebecca secured five interviews and a graduate job by attending our work and placements fair

Erin Mussett
Erin Mussett

Third year English and History

Work experience:

  • Peer supporter
  • Sales assistant at Primark
  • Student blogger

Erin balanced her final year at Queen’s alongside her part-time job at Primark and work as a peer supporter. Find out how she managed it


“Networking at the Queen's career fairs really opened doors for me. In fact, I received over five invites to interviews from recruiters I met there.” Rebecca Russell
MEeng Electrical Engineering
With the help of the MyFuture platform and Queen's career service, I got legal internships at global companies such as Herbert Smith Freehills and Baker McKenzie. I also worked for NGOs, such as the International Lawyers Project. Yi Kang Choo