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Graduate outcomes boosted by student engagement with Queen's Careers Service

Engagement with the Careers, Employability and Skills Service at Queen's is more likely to improve a student's graduate job prospects, a recent survey has found.

According to published data from the Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, there is a positive correlation between engagement with the Careers Service at Queen's and graduate employment.

Results indicated that students from Queen's Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS), in particular, significantly increased their chances of securing a graduate job if they attended Careers events. Students from the School of Arts, English and Languages and the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics are also more likely to be in a graduate role after graduation if they have successfully completed Queen's Degree Plus employability award.

For AHSS students, graduate employment rates rose to 79% if a student attended between 15 and 19 Careers events – a marked increase on the Faculty total graduate employability rate. Students from the AHSS Faculty were also able to boost their chances of gaining graduate employment by accessing one-to-one appointments with Consultants at Queen's Careers Service and by achieving Degree Plus.

Eimear Gallagher, Business Operations Manager at Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills said:

"As a service, we're committed to supporting our students and graduates to access the guidance and support they need to develop their employability. To see that that support and guidance is having a real, tangible impact on student employability is rewarding. We are proud to provide our graduates with the tools they need to enjoy a positive start to their careers."

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