Welcome to this newsletter from Careers, Employability and Skills at Queen's. I am the Careers Consultant for the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science. My role is to support you with all aspects of your career planning during your time at Queen's.
This month, we are urging students to #ApplyYourself. That doesn't necessarily mean applying for graduate jobs right now. Applying yourself can also mean taking small steps to becoming a little more employable.
We have a range of Employability Skills Resources that have been curated to help you to identify the skills that employers want and build upon the skills that you already have.
Watch How Can Queen’s Careers Service help you? to find out more about the range of support that's available.
We also offer one to one career consultations and CV check appointments. If you would like some additional support, you can book an appointment to speak to me via MyFuture-> Appointments -> Book an appointment.
Want to make your extracurricular activities count during your time at Queen’s? During our Degree Plus Employability Festival, you can chat to organisations providing programmes and activities accredited by our Degree Plus employability award. Find out about the range of fun and rewarding activities that can help you achieve an extra certificate at graduation in recognition of the skills you have developed. You can also chat with the Degree Plus team and hear what employers have to say about the award.
Bonus: All attending students will be entered into a draw to win one of six £20 Just Eat vouchers.
WATCH: Welcome to Degree Plus
For students graduating in winter 2020: The deadline for Combined Experience Applications has been extended to midnight on the 8th November 2020. You can access the application form and instructions on how to complete and submit on My Future.
If you have got 15 minutes and a mobile phone, then you could be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes including a £500 high street gift card, Apple Airpods or a £100 Amazon voucher - all by answering a short survey. The best bit? The answers you give could help shape how employers treat graduates in the future.
When you think about your dream employer, what is important to you? Does a company need to have status and prestige or a strong record of promoting equality and diversity? Would you sacrifice having a good work-life balance for a higher salary? Or do you think you can have it all?
Employers across the UK want to know your thoughts about the future and, most importantly, what you think of them. These employers will use the feedback you share with us to help improve their graduate offerings and marketing campaigns.
Tell us by taking the survey today.