Graduates from Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences have excelled in a vast array of diverse careers, both locally and internationally. Our alumni are part of a vibrant community who can provide inspiration and guidance to our current students to discover their future career path.
In May 2018 we hosted the inaugural Made@AHSS networking event, designed to celebrate the achievements of our AHSS alumni, and to connect them to our current students to inspire them for the future.
Alumni represented were employed in a range of fields including creative arts, education, healthcare specialists, cyber intelligence, human rights and accountancy.
Made@AHSS will return as an annual event for the Faculty and staff, students and alumni across the five Schools. The Faculty will be in touch with Schools in early 2019 with further details.
Hannah graduated in 2013 and currently works for PwC as a Student Recruiter. She share how has continued the connection to the School of Arts, English and Languages at QUB.
"I delivered a session for PwC to English students at QUB and it was great to have such a big turnout, all open to the possibility of a career that they might not have automatically considered when deciding to go down the route of an English degree. Many individuals (myself included) will not have a linear career path after university, so it was great to be given the opportunity to share our career stories with the students to show them that sometimes it does take a while to find your feet in the world of work. We were able to leave the students with some key pieces of advice, mainly that as long as they keep their options open, stay confident that they have the skills from their degrees that employers are looking for, and most importantly that they not afraid to try new things, then they will be very successful in their future careers!”
PwC recruiter Hannah analyses the value of arts and humanities graduates to corporate employers.
“English graduates, and more widely Arts and Humanities students, bring a wealth of skills to any organisation, such as communication skills (both written and oral), the ability to analyse large volumes of data, time management (reading on average 6 texts a week ranging from Medieval English to American Crime Fiction, is no mean feat!), thinking outside the box, creativity, and the ability to quickly build up a knowledge of different eras of history, politics, science, psychology, sociology (I could go on!) that form the backdrop of the texts we read and analyse - a skill that is valued in every workplace, but especially in a firm like PwC which operates within an ever changing business landscape.”
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