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Prepare for the Work Experience and Placement Fair

Here you will find useful resources and blogs to help you prepare for the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair. The event portal will open for registration from 1 September 2021. Check back in for an A-Z list of Exhibitors, event programme, tips and advice.

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 The Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair is sponsored by EY.

Latest Blog Posts

My Virtual Recruitment Success Secrets

Queen’s Law graduate Norma Taggart just secured a graduate position as a legal analyst with FinTrU Belfast after a rigorous virtual recruitment process. Find out how she did it in our blog.

Careers blog: My Virtual Recruitment Success Secrets


Career advice from top employers

At our recent Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, we hosted over 130 top employers from all industries and sectors. We took the opportunity to grill them for their best career advice, so you can learn from leaders at the top of their game. Prepare to be inspired…

Careers blog: Career advice from top employers


Ask The Employer: What do you look for in a graduate?

We asked recruiters what are the stand-out traits they look for in graduates. Alongside the biggies like teamwork and leadership, they told us that a can-do attitude goes a long way. How many of these soft skills can you tick?

Careers blog: Ask The Employer: What do you look for in a graduate?


How to Network without Cringing

Forget palm pressing and swapping business cards, networking in the remote working era is as easy as one, two, tweet

Careers blogHow to Network without Cringing


GRPF: 9 Things We Learned About Job Hunting from Day One

If you missed Day One of our Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, you missed some golden nuggets of advice about graduate recruitment. Lucky for you, we’ve pulled together some top tips in our blog.

Careers blogGRPF: 9 Things We Learned About Job Hunting from Day One


Tips on How to Impress an Employer at our Recent Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

We asked some top NI employers for their careers fairs tips ahead of our most recent Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair. Here is what they had to say:

Careers blog: How to impress an employer at the recent Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair


Build a Stand Out Online Profile

Virtual Recruitment Fairs: Build a Stand-Out Online Profile

At the virtual Work Experience and Placement Fair on 24 February 2021, Fair employers will use your online profile to find you. How do you build a profile that stands out from the crowd? Read our blog and find out.

Careers blogVirtual Recruitment Fairs: Build a Stand-Out Online Profile


Cheat Sheet: Stand Out to an employer online

How to create an online profile that will stand out to employers.

Careers blogCheat Sheet: Stand Out to an Employer Online


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Asking These Two Questions at a Careers Fair Helped Me Land the Perfect Graduate Role

Maths graduate Ben Devlin explains how the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair helped him realise the range of careers available to him.

Careers blogAsking these two questions at a careers fair helped me land the perfect graduate role


Four Cool Things happening in Graduate Recruitment Right Now

The graduate job market looks a little different this year, but the era of remote working has paved the way for tech advances in the way companies recruit students.

Careers blogFour Cool Things happening in Graduate Recruitment Right Now


“You can find a job that challenges and excites you”

Declan Lupari, Former KTP Associate at Queen’s is a VR/AR Developer within the Digital Construction Team at Graham.
Here is his top advice for graduates.

Careers blogYou can find a job that challenges and excites you


Never hesitate to apply even if you think you won’t make it.

MSc. Business Analytics graduate Sneha Parajuli is now a Strategic Management Analyst at KTP.
Here is how she got there:

Careers blog“Never hesitate to apply even if you think you won’t make it – I ended up getting the job I always wanted.”


I’m proud to be involved in COVID testing and to be making a difference in the community

BSc Hons Biological Sciences graduate Laura Cummings is now a Laboratory Manager at Randox.
Here is how she got there:
 

Thanks to what I learned at Queen’s, I’ve been able to hit the ground running in my role.

MSc Software Development graduate Adam Hamill is now an Associate Consultant in Data Analytics Managed Services at Version 1.
Here is how he got there:
 

Use the internet! There is no excuse not to be well informed about a company

History and Politics Graduate John Maguire is now North West Talent Partner at FinTrU.

Here is how he got there:

Careers blogUse the internet! There is no excuse not to be well informed about a company


I’ve travelled to Frankfurt and worked with exciting clients like Google

Maths Graduate Shannon McAteer is now a Business Consultant in Technology Risk at EY.
Here is how she got there:
 

Where to find a graduate internship

Graduate internships are short-term paid opportunities for graduates to gain work experience within a company or organisation. 

Read more in our Careers blog >


All you need to know about graduate training schemes

If you want to break into a big organisation, receive expert training and get well paid in the process, a graduate training scheme could be for you.

Read more in our Careers blog >


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