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Gain Experience for your CV

Gain Experience for your CV

From summer work to work shadowing and jobs on campus, all experience counts.

Here is where, how and why you can start building up your CV with experience today.


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Gain experience and earn a salary

Whether you are looking for a funded summer internship, a short-term real-world work project, or work overseas, you can use MyFuture to search and find work experience opportunities.

These experiences will help you build your employability skills and boost your confidence.

They can also help put what you’ve learned on your course into practice, enhancing your CV and graduate prospects.

Road-test a career

Not sure which career path is right for you?

Our Employer Engagement team have strong links with top companies in NI and further afield who are keen to recruit our students and there is a lot of support available to help you find a suitable opportunity.

Work shadowing is a great way to try a career on for size to see if it fits.

Shadowing a professional can help bring a job to life – you may decide it’s the career for you, or you may be inspired down another route. Either way, it’ll help you define your career plan and narrow your options for you.

Work Shadowing Week will take place from Monday 03 – Thursday 06 April 2023

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Real-World Projects

Our Real-World projects are designed to facilitate students with work experience where you can deliver on a short sharp project with a participating employer.  

Taking place over 4 weeks in the summer, they offer an excellent opportunity to gain work experience and valuable employability skills, and the to be considered for Queen’s Future-Ready Skills Award (formerly DegreePlus) You will also receive a bursary of £1,000 upon completion. 

Register your interest in a Real-World Project

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Summer Internships

Our funded summer internships offer the chance to gain valuable experience and earn a salary. 

Open to all Queen’s students, they last approx. 8 weeks and provide you with an excellent immersive opportunity to gain work experience and potentially develop a relationship with a future employer.

You will be eligible for the Future-Ready Skills Award (formerly DegreePlus) and will also receive a salary of approximately £2,500

Register your interest in Summer Internships

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Discover a different culture

Keen to travel and experience a new culture whilst you study?

We offer work and study abroad opportunities in other countries, including the chance to spend up to a year at an overseas university.

Some courses offer periods of study and work abroad as part of your degree.

However, all Queen’s students have access to a range of life-changing travel opportunities suited to every study level and discipline.

You can go abroad for the summer, for a semester or for a whole year.

Find out about Global Opportunities

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Stand out from the crowd

We want to help you shine in the increasingly competitive graduate job market.

We recognise that employers are looking for more than just a degree: they want to see proof that you have built up valuable work-related skills during your time at Queen’s.

Completing our Future-ready Skills Award (formerly DegreePlus), is the perfect way to really demonstrate your skills to future employers – and it means you’ll have tangible evidence of the invaluable experience you have built up.

Cue plenty to shout about in a future interview!

Find a Work Experience Opportunity
Search and find a Work Experience Opportunity using MyFuture Careers Management System
Find a Funded Summer Internship
Opportunities on campus

Use this search tool to find an Impact Project or Summer Internship in MyFuture