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Past Queen's University Careers events

Past Careers Events

Missed out on a Careers event? Don't worry, we have you covered - you can watch the Webinars below.

Rian Immigrant Center USA Placements & J1 Visa Sponsors Info

Are you interested in spending a year working in the USA

This online information session will provide an overview of the 2 programmes the Rian Immigrant Center offer to UG and Graduating Queen's students, including the eligibility criteria and application process.

The Center sponsor eligible applicants for the following types of visas: J-1 Irish Work and Travel (Graduate Visa) For Irish citizens who graduated from Irish universities, the IWT visa allows for travel to the U.S. without having secured an internship in advance.

It is a work-based learning experience for you to advance your skills in your field of study. Find out more in this webinar.

Bitesized Session: Working with Customers and Clients

This may not be something that you have thought of when considering your interview skills, but all organisations have customers, and all organisations can only thrive if they meet their customers ever changing needs.

So, whether you are considering a job as a software developer, a nurse, an engineer, a human resources manager or a linguist you will have customers.

This session will give you an overview of what is required and how to answer those tricky interview questions.

This session is one of a series of short online sessions based on various aspects of the 12 Employability Skills.

Bitesized Session: Learning Agility

In short, “knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do”.

Learning Agility indicates a high level of motivation and enthusiasm.

This session is one of a series of short online sessions based on various aspects of the 12 Employability Skills.

Global Opportunities: Focus on Summer

Watch this information session to hear from the Queen's University Global Opportunities team about international summer programmes.

Bitesized Session: Talking about Global Citizenship

This session will give you an overview of what it means to be a Global Citizen.

It will also help you relate activities/experiences that you may have had so that you can talk about them at interview.

We will use the 'United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals to inform our session.

This session is one of a series of short online sessions based on various aspects of the 12 Employability Skills.

Bitesized Session: Active Resilience

We know that resilience is important and that it is not a static state but something that we need to build upon regularly.

This short session will give you some techniques for actively building and maintaining your resilience, checking in with yourself and having resources to count on.

This session is one of a series of short online sessions based on various aspects of the 12 Employability Skills.

Northern Ireland Civil Service Student Placement Programme 22/23

The Northern Ireland Civil Service will be open applications for its 2022-23 Student Placement Programme.

There are currently almost 100 students on placement with the NICS across a wide range of areas including ICT, policy, communications, sciences, engineering, research & data analysis and more

In this short webinar, Lyndsey Irwin and Laura Armstrong from NICS HR will cover an overview of the work of the NICS and the types of placements available for 2022-23.

Hear from Ava McGillion, a QUB student currently on placement with the NICS who will give an overview of the recruitment & selection process with a Q&A at the end.

Bitesized Session: Influencing and Negotiating Skills

After watching this session you will be able to relate your experience to these skills and talk about them at interview.

It might be “Who is getting the coffee?” rather than Brexit but the skills are essentially the same and useful in many aspects of work.

This session will look at stages of a negotiation, negotiation styles, win-win solutions and influencing and persuading tactics.

This session is one of a series of short online sessions based on various aspects of the 12 Employability Skills.

Careers Spring Festival 2022

Missed any of our Careers Spring Festival 2022?

Check out our Careers Spring Festival past events area, filled with recordings over the 10 days. The festival also included our flagship event the Careers Spring Recruitment Fair that happened on 9 February. The online fair had over 130 employers in attendance, chatting with Queen's Students on our Graduateland platform.

Careers Spring Festival Past Events

Think Pacific info session

Queen's Global Opportunities Team & the below Schools are offering 40 students the chance to participate in Think Pacific Fiji.

Help to tackle global challenges remotely through virtual volunteering opportunities with the charity Think Pacific.

All details on the virtual internship programme are covered in this information session.

This opportunity is only open to the below students - School of Psychology - All UG & PGT students - School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics -Current 2nd and 3rd year UG students - School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work -All UG students (Except Social Work) - School of Arts, English & Language -All UG students (Including MLib Art students) - 5 Additional internships Open to any UG or PGT Queen's student

Bitesized Session: Leadership Skills

This session will distinguish leadership and management and we will talk about both.

We will look at leadership styles, qualities of a leader and developing your leadership skills.

This session is one of a series of short online sessions based on various aspects of the 12 Employability Skills.

Camp Councilors USA Information Session

CCUSA provide opportunities to work at a summer camp in America, Canada, Croatia or Russia, leading a group of children in various activities including sports, arts and outdoor adventures.

Maybe spend a summer season working and playing at one of the premier resorts in the USA.

These are just a few of the great opportunities CCUSA can provide you! ​​​​​​​

During this info session, representatives from CCUSA will present details on the opportunities and information relating to the application process.

Visit CCUSA site

Bitesized Session: Effective Communication Skills

Communication skills is at the heart of almost everything that we do in our work, whatever that work is.

It is a vital skill that we should all be trying to improve on continuously.

Often when things go wrong it is because of an aspect of communication. So, with something so important, how can we demonstrate to an employer that we have the skills to communicate and the evidence to back it up.

This session will look at the components of communication, barriers to good communication, communication styles and what we can do to keep improving.

This session is one of a series of short online sessions based on various aspects of the 12 Employability Skills.

Canadian and Australian Study Exchange Programme

Join us to hear about the opportunity to spend a semester or year studying at one of QUB’s partner universities in Canada or Australia.

The year or semester spent abroad will replace the similar period at Queen’s University and the courses taken will count towards your degree. There will be a tuition fee waiver at the partner university, and successful applicants will receive a travel award. At this session you will hear from students who have completed an exchange programme. Please note that this opportunity is only open to undergraduate students

Bitesized Skills Events - Self-Confidence and Imposter Syndrome

Most people experience Imposter Syndrome at some time in their lives. This session will look at what it is and some techniques to help you deal with it and move on whilst building your self-confidence.

This session is one of a series of short online sessions based on various aspects of the 12 Employability Skills.

Your Future in Public Services & Not For Profit

Listen back to Your Future in Public Services and Not For Profit

From the emergency services and healthcare to education and social care, by choosing a career in the public sector you'll get to work on issues that have a real impact on society. You can expect good working conditions and professional development. As well as vocational opportunities in healthcare, law enforcement, social care and education, administrative and professional roles are available across civil service departments and local government, in areas as diverse as environmental health, media and communications and youth and community work.

Meet our panel of key players from the public sector and hear about their unusual routes into the sector and the variety of roles on offer for graduates from any discipline.

Bitesized Skills Session: Communicating Assertively

Using assertive language and behaviour will inform how other people see you and treat you and indeed how you see yourself. Find out more in this recent information session.

Bitesized Skills Session: Solving Problems and Making Decisions

What processes do you use to solve problems?

This session will look at identifying the problem, processes for analysing the problem, obstacles to effective problem solving and evaluating the solution, as well as how to demonstrate to employers how you go about solving problems and having confidence in your decision.

Rian Immigrant Center- USA Placements & J1 Visa Sponsors

Are you interested in spending a year working in the USA?

This information session will provide an overview of the 2 programmes that the Rian Immigrant Center offer to UG and graduating Queen's students including the eligibility criteria and application process.

The Rian Immigrant Center assists immigrants from Ireland and from around the world as they integrate into American society. The J1 Irish Work and Travel visa program is very successful as they have helped over 1,000 students and graduates come to America to live and work for a year in their area of study.

US Summer Camps

Representatives from USA Summer Camps will present details on this opportunity and information relating to the application process.
The best summer of your life is waiting for you in America! USA Summer Camp has helped send over 40,000 people to work at camp in America. We work with over 700 Summer Camps in the US looking for enthusiastic, fun and dedicated people just like you.
Working at a Summer Camp in America means you’ll be paid to have fun, make a difference, all whilst expanding your CV and making memories you’ll never forget. Is there really a better summer job out there?

Visit the USA Summer Camps website

Canadian & Australian Study Exchange Progammes

The year or semester spent abroad will replace the similar period at Queen’s University and the courses taken will count towards your degree.
There will be a tuition fee waiver at the partner university, and successful applicants will receive a travel award. At this session you will hear from students who have previously completed an exchange programme.

Bittesized Skills Sessions: Impressing in Meetings

Starting a new job might also be your first experience of formal meetings. If you work as part of a team or you work in a large company, you will at some time find yourself taking part in meetings.

All companies will have their own style of meetings some formal and some very informal. This short session will give you an idea of what might be expected from you and what is best practice at meetings. If you are not someone who likes to speak up at meetings, it will also give you some tips on making that easier.

Introducing the Washington Ireland Programme

Have you got a commitment to service and a track record of leadership?

For the past 25 years, WIP has supported the peace and reconciliation efforts in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Build your skills through work experience, educational opportunity, and hands-on citizenship both at home and in the US.

Join the next generation of leaders that will achieve a peaceful, stable and prosperous future for Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Hear more about the opportunity from a past WIP Student.

Visit Washington Ireland Program site

Erasmus & Turing Information Session

Fancy spending part of your degree studying or working in another country?

The Erasmus Programme and Turing scheme enables you to spend from 1 to 12 months studying or working abroad.

Hear from students who have participated in an Erasmus or study/ work abroad programmes!

Bittesized Skills Sessions: Change and Adaptability

This short session will help you understand the process of change, give you some ideas for dealing with change and help you to see change as a positive step. In a year when we have all learned to adapt and deal with change, this session will help you to evidence those times when you have not only coped with change but found ways to adapt and thrive.

Industry Insights Your Future in Legal Services

Listen back for our Employer Panel Your Future in Legal Services.

Solicitor or barrister are not your only options. There a number of law jobs to choose from. Furthermore, the emergence of some of the world’s largest legal firm in NI has now opened up a stream of opportunities across operations, marketing, communications, business development, project management, document management, technology and more.

Meet our panel of key players from the legal services sector and hear about their unusual routes into the sector and the variety of roles on offer for graduates from any discipline.

George Moore Scholarships Information Session

Representatives from the George Moore Scholars programme will present details on this opportunity and information relating to the application process.

The George Moore Scholars programme is an all-Ireland scholarship programme which supports academically talented students who wish to undertake a Master's degree in the USA, Canada or the UK. The programme will support up to 300 outstanding students to undertake postgraduate study, mainly in the USA, in the period 2020-30. ​​​​​​​

The Scholarship will cover the cost of higher education fees, research, travel, visa, health insurance and other living costs for successful applicants.

Visit George Moore Scholars site

Industry Insights Your Future in Science and Health

Listen back for our Employer Panel Your Future in Science and Health.

If you're passionate about making a real difference to people's lives, then a career in the science and health sector could be for you.

The pandemic has put the world’s healthcare professionals centre stage, but aside from vocational roles in medicine, pharmacy and nursing, there are a wide variety of graduate roles.

There are also hundreds of science and pharmaceutical companies operating in the UK and Ireland and many regularly feature in top graduate employer rankings, with graduate roles available in commercial areas such as IT, finance and human resources (HR), as well as in science and research.

Meet our panel of key players from the health and life sciences industry.

Managing Your Time and Working Under Pressure

This bitesized skills session will look at some ways of organising yourself with the intention of finding out what suits you.

We will look at how working under pressure can increase your stress levels and some tips to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

EY at the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

Listen to our recording of EY speaking at our recent Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair.

Hear from Sarah McKeag Recruitment Lead of EY as she chats with EY Chief Economist in Ireland, Neil Gibson, and Ian Edwards, EY UK & Ireland Tax Partner as they discuss the current job climate in Northern Ireland and our resilient labour market.

Making the most of the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

Hear from staff from Queen's University's Student Development Team in the Careers department as they offer advice on making the most of the annual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair.

Study USA

This webinar provides an overview of the Study USA Programme from the British Council and past participants of the programme, including eligibility criteria and application process.

The Study USA programme is run by the British Council Northern Ireland and involves an academic year studying business-related courses at a US university or college. Places are available at institutions from across the US, from Florida to Washington State.

You don’t need to be from a business background to apply and it is open to full-time pre-final year students of any discipline.

Go Global Week - Focus on Asia

Are you interested in spending between 1-52 weeks studying or working in Asia?

This information session will provide an overview of the study and work opportunities that the Queen's Global Opportunities Team have in this region. For example, Gotoco, Study China, JET programme etc.

Go Global Week - Focus on Europe

Interested in studying or working in Europe?

Check out this informal session to hear about study and work opportunities in Europe. Examples include, Erasmus/Turing Study & Work Programme, British Council Language Assistants Programme etc.

Go Global Week - Opportunities for International Students

Are you an international student studying at Queen’s?

Would you like to add further international experience to your degree?

This session will cover programmes which international students can apply to, including Erasmus, University Exchange Programme, etc.

Go Global Week - Focus on Canada and USA

Interested in studying or working in the USA or Canada?

This information session will provide an overview of the study and work opportunities that the Queen's Global Opportunities Team have in this region. For example, University Exchange Programmes in Canada, Washington Ireland Programme, US-NI Mentorship, Project Children- USA internships, J1 Visas and Summer camps in America.

Your Future in Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing & Production

Listen back for our Employer Panel Your Future in Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing and Production

There's high demand for graduates to work in this fast-paced sector with roles in space, music, nuclear, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and automation and robotics.

Meet our panel of key players from the manufacturing and engineering industry and hear about their unusual routes into the sector and the variety of roles on offer for graduates from any discipline.

Bitesized Skills Session: Thinking Creatively

Catch up on the first of our bitesized skills sessions for this semester with Róisín Macartney, Development Officer in Queen's Careers Employability and Skills.

“Thinking Creatively” is about how we are all creative, but we can use tools and techniques to increase our creativity. Using creative thinking will help you to solve problems and meet challenges.

Watch the video to find out how to flex those creative muscles.

Industry Insights Your Future in Business & Professional Services

Listen back for our Employer Panel Your Future in Business and Professional Services.

The finance sector goes beyond tax and accounting. The pandemic has highlighted the need to plan for a digital future within the financial services industry - with a new generation of graduate talent leading the charge.

Meet our panel of key players from the professional services industry and hear about their unusual routes into the sector and the variety of roles on offer for graduates from any discipline.

Industry Insights Your Future in Digital and ICT

Did you know Belfast was recently ranked as one of the best places in Europe for tech firms by fDi Intelligence, a specialist division of the Financial Times?

The tech sector in Northern Ireland is booming but how can you break into the industry if you come from a non-computing academic background?

The IT sector is constantly changing with developments and advancements in technology. Employers in the sector need graduates with technical know-how to solve problems, but they also need graduates to work across their business, marketing, human resources and finance functions.

Meet our panel of key players from the tech industry and hear about their unusual routes into the sector and the variety of roles on offer for graduates from any discipline, watch the video from the event.