Welcome to your March Newsletter.
I imagine you are now focussed on exams and assessments so I've included just a few things here for you to consider.
If you haven't yet secured graduate employment please don't worry. This has been a strange year for graduate recruitment and the messages we're getting from employers is that they may open up more opportunities in the coming months.
I'll be back in touch after the exam period.
All the best,
- PwC – Graduate Consulting Technology (Belfast)
- Diageo - Engineering Supply Graduate Programme (Scotland)
- Dounreay – Graduate Development Programme (Scotland)
- HSE – Regulatory Scientists (York)
- Grundon – Site Chemist (Oxfordshire)
- M&C – Trainee Patent Attorney – Chemistry (Cambridge & London)
- AWE – Graduate Nuclear Threat Reduction (various locations)
Fancy getting global work experience from home this summer?
We don’t want current restrictions to limit your potential to gain international work experience. We are working with employers locally and abroad to bring you opportunities to gain virtual experience working with an international office or in an international company while based right here in Northern Ireland. We are funding up to ten 4-week summer internships for undergraduate students. Opportunities include:
- International Co-Ordinator with the British Council
- Intern with the Washington Ireland Program
- International Marketing Assistant with Mourne Dew Distillery
- US Marketing Intern with MSC Group
Final year UG students are eligible to apply including those doing MEng/MSci.
We’re working with the charity Ambitious about Autism and Santander Universities UK to enable autistic students and graduates to access paid internships and tailored careers support and advice.
Don’t miss our upcoming information session with details on the programme and the support available to you.
There is still time to submit an application for the Degree Plus combined experience route.
- This requires submitting (via MyFuture) evidence of two or more relevant activities – (part-time jobs, clubs and societies and volunteering can all count), or applying via the Work Experience Award (in MyFuture) if you have completed at least 100 hours of a career-relevant internship or placement that isn't already recognised by the University as part of your degree.
- If you have completed a Verified activity from this list, the activity provider is responsible for submitting your name for Degree Plus certification. You can contact them directly to confirm that they have done this.
The National Student Survey is open. The NSS gives you the opportunity to say what you think about your course at Queen’s. It allows you to say both what you liked and what you think could be improved. You could also win one of five £100 shopping voucher.
There will be various activities happening online for Development Weeks this year. On the Development Weeks website you will find some ways to engage including:
- Host your own event for your peers
- Submit your own video content
- Interact with content creators from around the University
The Global Leadership Forum brings together hundreds of inspiring students from across the world online. Join:
- Visionary leaders including Olympic rower Greg Searle MBE, and world-record breaking sailor Dee Caffari MBE.
- Unsung heroes who make change happen in their local communities.
We have 35 free places for Queen’s students, so be quick before they are snapped up.
- There is tailored information for you on the Careers website: - Information for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering students.
- We also have useful advice on the website about CVs, interviews and psychometric tests.
- If you would like some additional support, you can book an appointment to speak to a Careers Consultant via MyFuture-> Book an appointment
We want to make it as easy as possible to access careers advice and support. If you miss a virtual workshop or session, you can re-watch via our past events page.
All our sessions are also available as podcasts. We also have a website and blog packed with useful information and resources.
Click on the buttons below to get started.