Myfuture and other tools to support PDP

Myfuture Career Management System

All Queen’s students are offered a myfuture account as part of the enrolment and registration process (100% of students accepted a myfuture account in the first year that the system was launched). 

 Students log at using:

  • their Queen’s email address as their Username;
  • their normal Queen’s password.

 Included in your Myfuture account are the following features:

  • A Careers, Employability & Skills (CES) and Learning Development Service (LDSAppointments booking tool
  • A Careers Events listing and booking tool (includes information relating to all Career workshops, employer events and careers fairs)
  • Job Advertisements with both advanced and intelligent job search systems.  These match opportunities to your Degree, Year group and previous job search history (graduate jobs, placements, Queen’s Jobshop, internships, summer work and other jobs).  The more you use the job search tools, the closer the match of the top jobs on your list will be to your interests.
  • A PDP e-portfolio (see below) and an Academic and Career Development Planner

Myfuture eportfolio

Academic and Career Development Planner (in "My Profile")

“It's a dream until you write it down, and then its a goal” - Anonymous

Taking time out to stop, think and record your key achievements and goals has a number of benefits. It helps you to build up a database of personal achievements and has the following benefits:

  • Making a note of you main achievements and setting a few personal goals is a good to motivating yourself and improve self-confidence.  Many successful sports and professional people use this strategy to help them to focus on the things that they really want to achieve.  Try it out for yourself, write down 3 or 4 things that you would really like to do over the next year and review it in 12 months to see how you got on. 
  • Having a database of your evidenced achievements and skills will be useful aide-mémoire ensure that you do not miss any important points about yourself and your experiences when you want to apply for a job, postgraduate course or produce a CV for professional purposes.

Some schools provide a paper-based PDP/Feedback Handbook or Learning Log but most will encourage you to make use of the e-portfolio and achievement logger in Myfuture.  The Achievement Logger has been designed to help you to record your skills and achievements in an organised manner that can, ultimately, help you to evidence your performance for potential employers.  You can share your e-porfolio with other by creating a URL or QRS code that you then email to relevant parties as required.  Bear in mind that, as is good practice with CVs or other information that you share, the e-portfolio can be;

  • edited for a range of purposes
  • taken away with you when you leave Queen’s