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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.

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

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.

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Explore industries and build your network

Our broad range of development programmes and activities are a great way to build your experience and your professional network while you are University.

You can team up with fellow students to tackle a real-world challenge, tour local law firms, take on business challenges or even play the stock market right here on campus!

During Development Weeks, you can even plan and run your own event building up valuable employability skills like leadership and organisation in the process.

Gain Insights and Experience through programmes and events at Queens
Tackle a real world challenge
Develop your teamwork, management, leadership and presentation skills
Law students - Register for the CLIP Programme
Get funded to run your own event for Development Weeks 2022
Development Weeks – what is it and why should I get involved
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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.

Global Opportunities Overview
University Exchange Programmes (Canada & Australia)
Virtual internships (Think Pacific)
USA Summer Camps
Working Globally from NI
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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 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!

DegreePlus – what is it and why should you go for it?
Develop your language skills and gain DegreePlus
Digital Skills Development for Non-computing specialists
Online courses outside of your degree subject