Off to a Flying Start
The first cohort of 'Flying Starters' graduate this year and we are delighted to continue to work with PwC to give more and more students this fantastic opportunity.
Dearbhla knew Business Management would open so many doors for her, the strong connections Queen’s Management School have developed with employers create valuable stepping stones for business management students to reach out and network with the wider business community, creating opportunities to bring the degree to life.
In her first year Dearbhla applied to the 'Flying Start' programme which is a partnership between PwC and Queen’s Management School offering students the chance to secure a summer internship, placement year and a graduate job on the basis of a 2:1 qualification. Her successful applicaiton secured a summer internship in London, and a graduate job offer in Technology Consultancy. The programme also linked her with a mentor from industry from first year which allowed her to devleop a strong relationship with PwC throughout her University experience.
The first cohort of Flying Starters graduate this year and we are delighted to continue to work with PwC to give more and more students this fantastic opportunity.
"The support from Queen's Management School has been fantastic , especially in final year when stress levels are heightened. The support and guidance we received from our lecturers during various group and individual projects was second to none. Additionally the Queen’s management school are excellent at creating opportunities for students and encouraging students to seize these opportunities."
PwC also commented:
PwC have partnered with QUB Management School for the past 3 years offering the prestigious Flying Start Programme. The programme offers students, from 1st year of university, an opportunity to experience employment alongside their degree. It offers students internships, placements and ultimately a graduate job, providing them with invaluable employability skills that strengthens their learning. PwC value the relationship with the Management School and the exceptional talent that the school attracts and develops. We are delighted to welcome the first PwC graduate cohort from the Flying Start programme into the business this year.
We asked Dearbhla to give potential students a top tip:
"Keep your eyes open for opportunities from day one- even if it seems too early- you never know what connections you might make!"
We also asked her to sum her experience at Queen's in three words
"Rewarding, exciting, fast"
Dearbhla starts her full time job with PwC in September - we wish her all the success in the world!
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29/06/2017 - The first cohort of 'Flying Starters' graduate this year and we are delighted to continue to work with PwC to give more and more students this fantastic opportunity.