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January First Year

Chemistry and chemical engineering

Diane Masson
Careers Consultant

Happy New Year and welcome back to Semester 2.

This month's newsletter focusses on finding opportunities for work experience and other ways to enhance your employability.

See information below about Employability Sessions that I will be delivering for first year students in January.

Don't forget you can book an appointment with a Careers Consultant for a Careers Consultation or a CV Check Appointment via My Future.


Employability Sessions; Monday 6th January 2020.

Students should attend the sessions below according to their surname.

Group 1: Students with surnames, Acton – Lyons

Monday 6th January, 3pm – 4.30pm, TR1, MBC

Group 2: Students with surnames, MacOscar – Wright

Monday 6th January, 4.30pm – 6pm, TR1, MBC

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Grad Ireland Careers Fair
Work Experience and Placement Fair 22 January 2020, 11am – 3pm, Whitla and South Dining Halls

Work Experience & Placement Fair, Wednesday 22 January 2020, 11am – 3pm, Whitla and South Dining Halls

Don’t miss out on opportunities for: internships, voluntary work, vacation jobs, work & study abroad opportunities, year-long & short-term placements.


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Add an international experience to your Degree

Go Global Mini Fair and Information Sessions.


Come along to the Go Global Mini Fair and find out about ways you can add an international dimension to your university experience.

Wednesday 15th Jan 12pm – 2pm, Student Guidance Centre.

Information sessions in the Student Guidance Centre about other Global Opportunities in January;

  • Study China, Tuesday 28th Jan 12pm – 2pm
  • Queen’s University International Exchange Programme (Canada & Australia), 14th and 30th Jan 1pm – 2pm
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EU commerce
Employer Led Events and Careers Workshops

Connect with employers at our Employer Panels and sharpen up your skills with the Skill Up programme.

Develop your skills by coming along to our lunch time Skill Up Sessions in January.

Student Guidance Centre, 12pm – 2pm.

Develop Your Brand, Monday 13th January.

Knowing your Strengths, Tuesday 21st January.

Future Skills, Thursday 23rd January.

Don’t miss out on our Employer Panels.

Student Guidance Centre, 4pm – 6pm.

Business and Management, 15th January

Public Sector,Not for Profit and more.... 22nd January



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International Students Employability Programme

International Students Employability Programme runs again in Semester 2 with the first session on 27th Jan, 10am – 12pm in the Student Guidance Centre.

A series of 3 interactive sessions for International Students. Attendance and participation at the three workshops will give Degree Plus Route B accreditation.

Workshop 1, 27th Jan, 10am-12pm
Workshop 2, 3rd Feb, 10am-12pm
Workshop 3, 10th Feb, 10am-12pm



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