Welcome back to a new academic year. It’s almost October – or Actober, as we call it in the Careers Service. Why? It’s crucial you act this month to give yourself the best chance of propelling your career forward. When it comes to your future, the worst thing you can do this month is nothing.
Things to look out for this month include our Virtual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, Go Global Week and the Life Sciences Panel Event.
Whether you're a level 2 student looking for a placement opportunitiy or a level 3 or postgraduate looking for a graduate job I’m here to support you every step of the way, so you can hit the ground running this semester and beyond.
Read more below to find out how else Careers, Employability and Skills can support you.
Even though you may not be able to visit the Careers Service in person, we are still here for you. We are offering Application, CV and Careers appointments online using Microsoft Teams. To book an appointment go to MyFuture.
You will find tailored information for you on the Careers website: - Information for School of Pharmacy
If you are a final year student and tinking about teaching the deadline for the PGCE application at Queen’s is 1st November, so get your applications ready now! You can find more information about PGCEs and the different institution deadlines on the Careers website.
With most of our Careers activity happening online for this semester, you can act from your armchair. Check out the not-to-be-missed events for your diary
In addition to our Virtual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair (see below) another not to be missed event is the Life Sciences Panel, 7th October, 12.30pm - 1.30pm. Explore the different ways to use your degree in industry, research, academia and other sectors in this online event. Register here.
If you're an international student we have an employability programme just for you. Find out more about the International Students Employability Programme at the Careers Events page on our website.
Act in October for your future career
READ: #ACTober – five things to do in October for your future career.
Free download: Your bespoke career planner for semester 1
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Register for our Virtual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair
The Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair will take place online this year on 21st and 22nd October through Graduateland. Known as the "Tinder for jobs" this platform will match you with relevent employers but only if you spend some time creating a bio.
The more information you put in to completing your bio, the better you will stand out to employers. You can browse employers, watch videos and see current vacancies. The good news is, you only need to complete your profile once and your info will be stored for all future events.
WATCH: How to fill in your online bio
WATCH: Register now for the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair
Plan your epic summer 2021
Summer 2020 might not have gone according to plan, but there is no better place to start planning the summer of your life in 2021 and beyond than at Go Global Week, 12th - 15th October 2020 with the Virtual International Fair taking place on Wednesday 14th October from 12-2pm
Whether you want to work or study in Asia, Europe or the USA, our prep sessions will tell you everything you need to know.
Register via MyFuture.
Many graduate schemes, placements and jobs open this month, so make sure you log into MyFuture, our online careers portal to find opportunities relevant to you.
Other useful websites: Gradcracker, Prospects, Targetjobs, Gradireland
Read more below for current opportunities relevant to your subject.
Our website has useful information to help you with all aspects of recruitment and selection processes and you can also use our automated CV checking service, VMock to get instant feedback on your CV.
Here is a small sample of opportunities that are open now:
- GSK, Undergraduate placement Opportunities
- Pfizer, Undergraduate Placements
- Astra Zeneca, Analytical Science Placement
- MSD Ireland Science Internship Programme
- RB – Lab and Non Lab Placements
Find out how to get credit for your extracurricular activities through Degree Plus. From volunteering to clubs and societies, what you do outside the lecture theatre can make you more employable.
Find out more on the Degree Plus website or attend the Degree Plus webinar on 6th October, 1pm - 2pm. Register here.