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Find Your Future:
a podcast series from Careers, Employability and Skills

Introduction to Degree Plus

Discover how you can gain accreditation for your extracurricular activities through our employability award.
 
From volunteering to academic clubs, what you do outside the lecture theatre can make you more employable. Hosted by Eimear Gallagher of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills. For more information on Degree Plus, visit the Degree Plus page on the Careers website.
 
Industry Insight Series - Your Future in Digital and ICT
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.
 
George Moore Scholarships Information session

The George Moore Scholars programme is an all-Ireland scholarship programme which supports academically talented students who wish to undertake a Master's degree or PHD in the USA. 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. Representatives (including an alumni from Queen's) from the programme will present details on this opportunity and information relating to the application process in this episode.
 
Hosted by Ruairi McGrillen of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills.
 
Private Sector Employer Panel

Anyone can conquer the commercial world. Students from all disciplines have skills they can bring to the commercial world.
Connect with employers and discover the roles and opportunities available to graduates from all disciplines – as well as hearing about the transferable skills that are important to them.
Hear from KPMG, EY, FinTrU, and Allstate in this podcast. Hosted by Rachael Corridan of the Queen's Careers Global Opportunities Team.
 
Go Global Week Focus on Europe

Are you interested in studying or working in Europe?
 
Hear about study and work opportunities in Europe, for example, Erasmus Study & Work Programme, IAESTE, and British Council Language Assistants Programme in this podcast.
 
Hosted by Conleth Burns of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills. 
 
Washington Ireland Program information session

The Washington Ireland Program (WIP) inspires and develops promising leaders through a program of personal development, policy debate and community service. Our aim is to support leaders committed to building a future of peace and prosperity for Northern Ireland and Ireland.
 
For over twenty-five years, WIP has played an important role in post-conflict Ireland by bringing together young leaders from a wide range of communities and backgrounds for an outstanding leadership and skills-development program.
 
Find out more in this podcast hosted by Ruairi McGrillen of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills.
 
Go Global Week Alumni Networking Session

Hear from former students that have undertaken global opportunities during their time at Queen's. In this episode former Queen's students discuss how global opportunities influenced their career path after leaving university.
 
Hear about their experiences and how adding a global dimension to their degree has enhanced their time at university and future prospects.
 
Hosted by Conleth Burns and Ruairi McGrillen of the Queen's Careers Global Opportunities Team.
 
Employer Panel - Anyone Can Conquer the Commercial World

Anyone can conquer the commercial world! Students from all disciplines have skills they can bring to the commercial world.
Connect with employers and discover the roles and opportunities available to graduates from all disciplines – as well as hearing about the transferable skills that are important to them.
 
Hear from PwC, Citi, Deloitte and First Derivatives in this episode.
 
Hosted by Claire Sutherland of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills.
 
Keynote Speaker Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

Hear from Neil Gibson, EY Ireland Chief Economist.
 
In this episode from the Queen's Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, our keynote speaker Neil Gibson talks about how times of change produces plenty of opportunities for problem solvers in the workplace and how having a flexible, open minded approach to potential opportunities will help you on your career journey.
 
Where will Your Psychology Degree Take You?

Hear from professionals working across different sectors and industries who have a Psychology degree.
 
This is your chance to discover the wide range of roles you could move into after graduation including banking, government bodies, law firms and global consultancy firms. Hosted by Claudine Sutherland of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills.
 
How to get Hired

The first steps to the career you really want. Mary McLaughlin and Diane Masson, from Careers, Employability and Skills, Queen’s University Belfast, discuss how to make the most of planning and preparing to apply for graduate jobs in this podcast recorded during the virtual Queen's Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2020.

Hosted by Deirdre Lynskey of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills.

How to Prepare for a Strength-based Interview

Explore EY's strength-based recruitment model and get expert advice and insights on preparing for strength-based interviews from Sarah McKeag, Associate Director, Talent Attraction and Acquisition, EY Belfast.

This podcast was recorded at the virtual Queen's Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2020.

Hosted by Sandra Scannell of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills.

Lessons from Leaders Adaptability and Courage

In this podcast from our virtual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, hear from Mark McCormack, Head of Technology at Aflac Northern Ireland, and Mark Dougan, Head of Prince's Trust NI, as they discuss why adaptability and courage are important skills for career development.

Hosted by Rachael Corridan of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills.

Lesson from Leaders: Harnessing Passion into Future Career

Hear from Natasha Sayee, Head of External Communications, SONI Ltd, about her career path.

Natasha also provides advice on how to harness your passion into your career path, and importantly, how to use your passion to motivate others in your future career to get the best results.

Natasha was speaking at the virtual Queen's Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2020.

Go Global Week Focus on Asia

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

This podcast will provide an overview of the study and work opportunities that the Queen's Global Opportunities Team have in this region. For example, Study China, Generation UK China, IAESTE and opportunities for teaching.

Hosted by Conleth Burns of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills. 

Public Sector and Not-For-Profit Employer Panel

Are you seeking a career in the public, charity and NGO sectors? Then this podcast is for you!

Join our industry professionals and learn about the skills and work experience needed to move into the sector and discuss the path to success. It is also the perfect opportunity for you to learn any current or future internships, placements, volunteering and graduate roles on offer.

Hosted by Rachael Corridan of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills. 

USA Summer Camps

The best summer of your life is waiting for you in America!

Representatives from USA Summer Camp present details on this opportunity and information relating to the application process. USA Summer Camp has helped send over 40,000 people to work at camp in America.

They 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.

Hosted by Ruairi McGrillen of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills.

Rian Immigrant Center - USA Placements & J1 Sponsors

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, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. Their 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.

Hosted by Ruairi McGrillen of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills, with guest speakers Jude Clarke and Michael Downey

International 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 podcast will cover programmes which international students can apply to, including Erasmus, University Exchange Programme, IAESTE etc.

Hosted by Ruairi McGrillen of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills.

How to Nail a Virtual Interview

Check out this roundtable discussion featuring Queen's students and graduates and hosted by Jenny McAuley of Queen's Careers, Employability and Skills, held during the virtual Queen's Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2020. For more information on interviews visit our interviews page on the Careers website

 
Use the Virtual Environment to Enhance your Career

The work environment is constantly changing, get some help with how you can use the virtual world to your career advantage. 

Ace an Online Interview and Assessment Centre

Need a little help with interview prep or tips on taking part in an assessment centre? 

Your Next Step

Your Next Step - Is postgraduate study for you?

What I wish I'd know before Graduation

Recent Queen’s graduates offer advice on navigating the transition from university to the world of work, sharing the valuable lessons they’ve learned along the way. Hosted by Queen's Employer Engagement Officer, Rachael Corridan.

Adapting to a Changing World of Work

Check out our Employer Panel Discussion on adapting to a changing world of work.

Alumni Q&A featuring graduates from Queen's MEDIA programme

Alumni Q&A featuring graduates from Queen's MEDIA programme

From vox-popping for local radio stations to assisting with government communications, alumni from our MEDIA programme discuss how they have launched media careers after graduating Queen's and talk about the realities of working in media in the Covid-19 era. Hosted by Queen's Careers Consultant Emma Lennox. For more information on Queen's Careers Service visit go.qub.ac.uk/careers