Welcome to your November Newsletter. The month, we are urging you to #ApplyYourself. Depending on your study stage, this might be in a literal sense by applying for graduate jobs and schemes or placements and summer internships.
However, applying yourself can also mean taking small steps to becoming a little more employable. Over time, you will build your skills and employability so that by graduation you will have developed the confidence you need to succeed wherever your future career takes you.
Our first virtual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair was epic! Over 160 employers came, 300 new jobs were posted and 100s of job applications were made. All the jobs featured at the fair are on MyFuture.
Watch: Introduction toMyFuture
If you missed our inspiring leadership lessons and CV and job application workshops, you can re-watch the presentations from the fair here.
Different places your degree can take you… Psychology
A chance to hear from NI wide Psychology Alumni working in a range of different roles and sectors. Representatives from diverse organisations - Belfast City Council, PwC, Chartered Accountants Ireland, HSC NI and Ulster bank will share how they use their skills learnt in their Psychology degree throughout their Careers as well as give you the opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion with them.
We’ve already hosted some amazing employers during our virtual campus events this semester. You can catch up and get some invaluable career insight and inspiration on our past events page.
Up next we are hosting industry experts from the public and not-for-profit sectors on 11 November at 2 pm.
If you are considering a career in the public, charity or NGO sector, then this is a great opportunity to find out about the skills and experience you need to succeed.
Are you an international student interested in starting a career in the UK? Through our International Students Employability Programme, you can learn more about: Building a Global Mindset; Job Search and Graduate Recruitment in the UK; Creating a CV for the UK market and Interview Techniques
Bonus: Attending all three online workshops in this series qualifies as one of your Degree Plus Combined Experience activities.
Want to make your extracurricular activities count during your time at Queen’s? During our Degree Plus Employability Festival, you can chat live with organisations and teams providing programmes and activities accredited by our Degree Plus employability award. From exchange and placement programmes to volunteering, research, mentoring and language courses, 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 like EY and Nicva have to say about the award.
Bonus: All attending student 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.
Whether you are interested in postgraduate study in the USA or an internship in China, our Global Opportunities team are prepped and ready to help you plan the 2021 you deserve.
The George Moore Scholars programme supports up to 300 academically talented students who wish to undertake a Master's degree or PHD in the USA. Find out more at our information session on 4 November 2020 1:30 pm.
Perhaps you’d like to spend 2 months in China completing an internship? Generation UK-China aims to help students from the UK boost their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects and develop a global mindset through study and work experience opportunities in China. Find out more at our information session on 11 November 2020 12:00pm
Missed Go Global Week? Re-watch it here
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.