Welcome to your February Newsletter. The month, we want to help you #ExperienceMore. Whether it’s through volunteering, summer jobs, internships, placements or through a period of work or study abroad, the work-related experience you build up during your time at Queen’s can help you stand out when it comes to applying for graduate roles.
Discover how you can build your CV in a meaningful and rewarding way at the Work Experience and Placement Fair on 24 February.
Watch: Work Experience and Placement Fair Launch
Fancy experiencing the highs and lows of the trading floor?
Then you won’t want to miss our upcoming Stock Market Challenge. This virtual trading game is open to student from all levels and disciplines and there are cool prizes on offer including industry insight experiences with top employers like First Derivatives, Deloitte, FinTru, and PwC.
The theme for this year’s Work Experience and Placement Fair is #ExperienceMore and we hope you will be able to do that through our series of employer events taking place in the run up to the main event.
The focus is on Careers Beyond Profit and you’ll hear from employers from a range of organisations spanning multiple sectors including conservation, charities, public sector and the creative arts.
You’ll also get a front-row seat to hear from industry leaders about carving out an international career, while PwC will chat about the value of work experience at the fair itself.
If you missed the first in our new series of Bitesized Employability Sessions, it’s not too late to join in.
The next topics covered in these lunchtime overview webinars will be: Using Your Character Strengths and Talking About Global Citizenship. The former will help you discover careers that suits your personality while the latter will help you translate your global experience to the skills employers are looking for in a job interview.
Register for the sessions via the buttons below.
Final years: 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.
Your feedback will be used to help those considering higher education to make decisions about where and what to study. Queen’s will also use this information to make real changes to the student experience. You will also be entered into a draw to win one of five £100 high street shopping vouchers.
Meanwhile, all non-final year undergrads can take part in the Student Experience Survey. You could win one of eight £25 shopping vouchers for completing the survey.
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 links below to get started.