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Careers Events

Events and Programmes

Programme of activities for 2023/2024

Our broad range of activities range from skills workshops and global opportunities workshops, to employer panels and careers fairs. Attending these events can help with all aspects of planning your future, from developing your employability to succeeding in graduate recruitment.

Check back here for regular updates throughout the academic year.

 Are you an employer who wants to engage with Queen's students on campus?

Visit our Employer Gateway

What's coming up in Semester 2 in Careers

Check out our semester 2 events and activities!

From our Spring Careers Fair, industry tours and Work Shadowing Week, to bitesized skills sessions and various global opportunities, we have a packed semester of events coming up designed to turbo boost your career and your confidence.

We are also hosting a number of Themed Weeks and special events in the Foyer of One Elmwood on Mondays designed to help you break down barriers to career progression, take opportunities to work or study abroad, and develop your early leadership potential.

Download our free student guide

Careers Events in Semester 2

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Dates: 22/05/2024 - 23/05/2024
Time: 9:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: Law firms across Belfast
Category: General / Other

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Dates: 1/06/2024 - 8/06/2024
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: New York
Category: General / Other

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Date: 4/06/2024
Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Location: Ulster University Belfast Campus 2-24 York Street, Belfast, BT15 1AP
Category: Fair

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CAREERS CONSULTATIONS
Find your dream career

Always on

You can book a one-to-one consultation with one of our Careers Consultants throughout the year. Whether you want help defining your career plan or tailoring your CV for an application, get in touch.

Book a consultation appointment via MyFuture

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES - VIRTUAL DROP INS
How far will you go?

You can book a 15 minute appointment with one of the Global Opportunities Team to hear about the study and work abroad opportunities and ask specific questions.

The drops ins take place every Tuesday & Thursday, 12-1pm.

Drop-Ins run during term time only.
 
If you would like to arrange a call with the Global Opportunities team outside of term, email goglobal@qub.ac.uk.

 

Book a virtual appointment with the Global Opportunities Team via MyFuture

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MyFuture Careers Management Tool

Every Queen's student has free access to MyFuture, our early career management platform.

There are loads of free tools in there.

Use MyFuture to:

  • Search and apply for jobs
  • Discover employers
  • Access 1-2-1 careers guidance
  • Book events
  • Check your CV

Why should I apply to the Future-Ready Award?

The Future-Ready Award is an employability award that allows you to gain formal recognition and a certificate for the extracurricular experience you gain during your time at Queen’s.

The award enables you to articulate your learning and signals to employers that you have developed essential skills required to succeed in the workplace and is open to all Queen’s undergraduate and postgraduate students.

We have over 100 accredited activities available to search on our activity search tool.

These include extracurricular work experiences, community and voluntary work, global opportunities to work or study abroad, as well as early professional development activities.

Check out the Future-Ready Award website for application deadlines and more information on the award.

Visit the Future-Ready Award website
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VMock Free CV Checker

Improve your CV in seconds!

Did you know that:

Queen’s Vmock CV checker uses AI to review and provide you with instant, helpful and detailed feedback within 15 seconds! 

Almost 2,500 current Queen’s students have already used it to review at least one placement or graduate job CV (you can have up to 10 CVs reviewed each academic year)

It now also allows you to upload a job description and get instant feedback on how well you have tailored your CV against, spots and gaps and gives you tips for improvement.

The Careers Service pays for a specially configured Vmock CV Checker account for every Queen’s student – so you get your own, unique account for free

This includes:

a)    CV Smart checks,

b)   CV versus Job Description review

c)    Career Fit to help you explore some relevant potential career options.

Use your normal Queen’s credentials to sign in and try it out at www.vmock.com/qub 

(Tip - convert your CV to pdf format before uploading and use the feedback to improve your CV impact score!

 

Find out the key skills employers want

The Future-Ready Skills Course provides you with resources and training on the employability skills you will need to stand out in the competitive graduate job market. The course has been designed to match the key skills that major employers look for in students and graduates.

From digital skills, and effective learning, to social and cultural awareness, CV writing and interview preparation to commercial awareness, the Future Ready Skills Course includes a range of modules that will prepare you for your future career.

Start the Future Ready Skills course today.

Get future-ready!
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Work Experience Opportunities

We are committed to developing work-ready graduates and are focussed on offering our students access to valuable and impactful work experience opportunities through work shadowing and internships.

Find Work Experience Opportunities

 

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GoinGlobal

Your global career starts here!

Every Queen's University Belfast student has free access to GoinGlobal, a platform offering over 16 million+ worldwide internship and job postings, alongside location-specific career guides.   

Access it for free via MyFuture

 

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Student Circus

Calling all QUB International students!

International students! 

Did you know that as a Queen’s student you can enjoy free access to Student Circus, a platform specifically for international students and graduates looking for work in the UK.

Access your free account via MyFuture today

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Employer Events

Many employers and organisations run presentations, recruitment events and industry insight experiences for students. This provides a great opportunity to gain an understanding about a particular sector, company or field, and to find out more about relevant opportunities and how to apply.

If you are an Employer who would like to advertise your events to our Students on the MyFuture platform, please create an Employer profile on MyFuture and then add the details of your events once registered.

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Entrepreneurship at Queen's

Develop your entrepreneurial skills with or without a business idea

InQUBate is a network of different departments at the university who work to support student and graduate enterprise.

Star, grow or develop your business

SU Enterprise offer all students and recent graduates support in the form of 1:1 advice, programmes, competitions and funding

Improve your entrepreneurial skills

If you don’t have a business idea, but want to get involved and develop entrepreneurial skills, there is a wide range of activities available at the University. Find out more on the InQUBate website.

PGR students – want to commercialise your research?

The Innovation Programmes team at Queen’s help researchers to bridge the gap between university research and the market.

Careers, Employability & Skills on Social Media

You can stay informed of all our events, programmes and student announcements by checking out our Careers Student Intranet, and also by following us on our social media channels below and searching our main hashtag #QUBCareers.