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January First, Second/Penultimate Year

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Karen McCann
Careers Consultant

Happy New Year to all History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics students!

If you want to get 2020 of to a great start, then read on!

Remember, you can find details of all the events coming up in the Semester 2 Programme.

Best wishes,


Grad Ireland Careers Fair
Meet Employers and Build Your Skills
Work Experience and Placement Fair, Employer Panels and Skills workshops.

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

Find out about opportunities for: internships, voluntary work, vacation jobs, work & study abroad opportunities, year-long & short-term placements.

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

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

Student Guidance Centre, 12pm – 2pm.

Develop Your Brand, Monday 13th January.

Knowing your Strengths, Tuesday 21st January.

Future Skills, Thursday 23rd January.



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Internships, relevant work experience and part time jobs

If you're looking for part-time work or you're interested in getting some work experience in the summer, now's the time to start looking.

Many employers actively encourage applications from students from any discipline, so, if you're interested in a career in Law, Consulting etc. why not apply and get some experience to find out if it's right for you?

See below for some opportunities live on MyFuture that you may have missed. Hurry, application deadlines are fast approaching.....

 Find more placements and internships through ProspectsTargetjobsGradireland and the Work Experience and Placement Fair.

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Growth opportunities
Interesting Opportunities
Try new things, make friends and develop skills

Global and Leadership Opportunities

Learn about all of Careers, Employability and Skills Semester 2 Programmes here


More information below about some select programmes



Stockmarket Challenge - is an exciting stock market simulation and competitive game which will give you the opportunity to experience analysing the market and making investments. Prizes are available to the winners, including Insight Day opportunities with participating local employers. Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 5pm-7pm. Book your place on MyFuture

Development Week January 8th-10th. There will be a range of activities to engage with. 

Insight into Management is an excellent opportunity for students of any discipline or level to work as part of a team to complete a range of business games and challenges. Applications open in MyFuture 22 January

Leadership in Practice is a personal development programme delivered by Queen’s University Officer Training Corps (QUOTC). Applications open in MyFuture 13 Jan.

Free Student Membership of the Institute of Directors worth £75. Applications should be made through MyFuture with membership awarded on a  first come first served basis to the first 100 applicants.

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

There are a range of other activities that you still have time to engage with while you are at University. Have a look at the Degree Plus  website to get some inspiration.

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Global Opportunities
Global Opportunities

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.

Interested in working in America after you graduate? Don't miss the information session  Student and Graduate J1 Work Visa to the USA - Irish International Immigrant Centre  29th January 1pm – 2pm SGC

The Irish International Immigrant Center assists immigrants from Ireland and from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. They offer a J1 Irish Work and Travel visa program to help Irish students and graduates to go to America and work for a year in their area of study. To find out more please come along to the session and speak to Jude Clarke from IIIC.



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History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Online Tools and Degree Plus
  • There is tailored information for you on the Careers website: You can search for jobs, book into Careers/Employer Events and also one-to-one guidance appointments with a Careers Consultant
  • We also have useful advice on the website about CVs, interviews and psychometric tests  
  • You can book an appointment to speak to a Careers Consultant via MyFuture-> Appointments -> Book an appointment
  • You can gain Degree Plus accreditation for engaging in extra-curricular activities. Find more information on the Degree Plus website or come along to one of the information sessions – see MyFuture for details



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Career Choices
Unsure about your career options?

Some students already have a firm career plan, but most are still deciding between options. 

If you are still deciding on your options, read our tips for identifying and exploring career options - there is plenty of information there and tips to help you get started.

If that doesn’t help, book an appointment to speak with a Careers Consultant.

Don’t feel that you have to have one career in mind, it’s often more useful to have a shortlist so that you can be flexible with opportunities that arise.

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