Live Streams during GradFest 2021
We know you are busy with your job hunt, so don’t come to us, we’ll come to you.
We’ll be bringing you employer Q&As, resilience coaching and inspiring stories live to your Instagram feed.
View the scheduled live streams below and follow us @QUBCareers on Instagram to make sure you’re notified when we are live.
Welcome to your ‘Work Ready’ Virtual Experience Instagram Live
Catch up on our Instagram Live welcome to GradFest video from 9 June.
Your student host Lauren Watt takes you behind the scenes at the Student Guidance Centre to meet the team behind Gradfest2021.
Our Student Development and Employer Engagement team offers hints and tips on making the most of our online resources and signposting you to where to access jobs in one click.Meet the Student Development Team
Ask the Employer Instagram Live
Catch up on our Ask the Employer Instagram Live from 9 June.
Your student host Lauren Watt put your questions to the John Maguire from FinTrU and Graham Ryan from Version 1 LIVE on Instagram.
You can ask a question via the live chat function on this page.
Employer Panel Webinar
Catch up on our Employer Panel webinar from 10 June.
Our Host Lauren Watt will welcome Chloe McKee from Randox, Jack McKeown from EY, Declan Lupari from Graham, and Karl Webb from our Employer Engagement Team at Queen's University to answer your questions and provide tops tips on navigating the graduate recruitment process.Meet our Employer Engagement Team
Coping with Setbacks Instagram Live
Catch up on our Coping with Setbacks Instagram Live from 11 June
Motivational speaker Mike Stevenson hosted an inspiring Instagram Live session on resilience, bouncing back from rejection and adaptability.
His own journey from homelessness to award-winning entrepreneur is filled with remarkable people and events. His stories amaze and shock, his humour captivates and his insights will inspire. More than that, he lifts, he motivates and he shifts mindsets.Meet our keynote speaker
Sell Your Vision: Instagram Live
Catch up on Sell Your Vision: Commercial Awareness and Improving Business Practices Instagram Live from 14 June.
Your student host Claire Mulligan spoke with Courtney Ward from Randox to talk about the importance of commercial understanding and a big-picture focus of the challenges an employer is facing.
Almost all jobs involve organising, planning and prioritising in the workplace. Our employer explains how you can research your target industry, and develop a commercial understanding and a big-picture focus of the challenges an employer is facing – and be better placed to communicate how you can actively contribute to improving business performance.More on commercial awareness
The Office Of The Future: Embracing Workplace Systems and Tech
Catch up on The Office Of The Future: Embracing Workplace Systems and Tech Instagram Live from 15 June.
Your student host Róise Pelan spoke with Dermot Murray from Version 1 to talk about the importance of understanding workplace tech. Even outside the tech sector, many roles require an enthusiasm to embrace innovation to maximise performance.
You may be asked to use a bespoke piece of software or content management system.
In an interview, you may need to draw on examples of when you have applied technology-related solutions.More on The Office Of The Future
Thinking Laterally: Problem Solving & Creativity Instagram Live
Catch up on Thinking Laterally: Problem Solving & Creativity Instagram Live from 16 June.
Your student host Pallavi Parab spoke with Leona McGirr of Fusion Antibodies to talk about the importance of thinking laterally. Problem-solving abilities are essential in virtually any graduate role.
Employers will want to know you can think strategically to tackle challenges and that you can use creative thinking to develop innovative solutions.More on Problem Solving & Creativity
Workplace Culture: Instagram Live
Catch up on Workplace Culture: Emotional Intelligence and Resilience Instagram Live from 17 June.
Your student host Edward Ferrin spoke with Rebecca Sinclair of EY to talk about the importance of emotional resilience. In the global graduate job market, employers value cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence.
Our employer discussed how you can demonstrate these traits, for example, how well you respond to change. Do you have the ability to identify and deal with our own emotions and to recognise and understand the feelings of others?More on Workplace Culture
Future Leaders: Instagram Live
Catch up on Future Leaders: Influencing, Persuading and Teamwork Instagram Live from 18 June.
Your student host Rebecca Dillon spoke with Viktorija Mikalauskaite from FinTru about the value of leadership.
The mark of a leader is getting true buy-in from colleagues, clients and bosses. It involves good communication, persuasion and negotiation – but ultimately, it’s about selling your vision for the future. When it comes to being an effective communicator, employers will want to know you can listen in a group to get the best out of people.More on Future Leaders
Throughout graduation week, we will be bringing you inspiring alumni stories LIVE on @QUBCareers Instagram each day.
'From Mumbai to Spain – my international CV' Instagram Live
Catch up on our Instagram Live GradFest video from 19 July.
Meet Maddie Warren, a Queen’s History and English graduate and one of the inspiring Queen’s alumni to take over our Instagram feed recently for a series of personal stories to mark Graduation Week.
Maddie works with young people in an economically deprived area of Sussex and finds her job extremely rewarding. Her experience at Queen’s, including her work with the Widening Participation Unit at Queen’s helped to shape her career path and build her interpersonal skills.
Maddie’s biggest piece of advice is to get as much varied experience as you can to help you decide what you want - and more importantly what you don’t want - from your career.
'Making my start-up dream a reality' Instagram Live
Catch up on our Instagram Live GradFest video from 20 July.
International Business with French graduate Francesca Morelli streamed LIVE on Instagram talking about her journey from Queen’s to start-up entrepreneur.
Founder of VAVA INFLUENCE, a social media marketing agency, she talks about how Degree Plus and Global Opportunities helped prepare her for the start-up world.
'My passion-driven career'
Catch up on our Instagram Live GradFest video from 21 July.
Listen to Natasha Sayee, Head of External Communications for SONI Ltd, talk about why passion has been the hook that has driven her career forward from journalism to business.
‘Finding my confidence and bringing my true self to work’
Catch up on our Instagram Live GradFest video from 22 July.
Queen’s graduate Kristen Guy is a transgender woman who specialises in the development of training solutions for Deloitte in Belfast.
Not long after graduating from Queen’s University in 2013, Kristen gained the confidence to become her authentic self and commenced her gender transition while simultaneously commencing her employment with Deloitte.
"My journey to tech leader"
Catch up on our Instagram Live GradFest video from 23 July.
After graduating from Queen’s in 1998 with a Zoology degree, Mark McCormack, Head of Technology at Aflac, pivoted into a career as a tech leader via a graduate training programme and hasn’t looked back.
He talks about the importance of adaptability, resilience and reinvention.
'Queen’s is a passport to access opportunities'
Catch up on our Instagram Live GradFest video from 23 July.
Meet Queen’s Law Graduate Conor Houston, Director at Houston Solutions Ltd. He delivers an innovative “Brexit Advisory Service” to leading companies across the UK and Ireland. He also acts as Head of Engagement for Digital DNA.
Conor says: “Queen’s is a passport to access opportunities. I’m extremely proud of the many hats and roles I’ve had in my career.
“The biggest challenge for this generation is how we engage with the people we disagree with. When you are passionate about change and you encounter the resistance to that. The challenge for all of us is -what can we do to engage people that we disagree with? We don’t have to agree but being disagreeable is a choice.”