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From homeless to entrepreneur: The CEO helping Queen’s graduates bounce back from the pandemic.

After leaving school at 16 and sleeping rough in London, Scottish born entrepreneur Mike Stevenson turned his life around when he returned to finish his education at the age of 22.

Careers blogThey will be innovators


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:
 

Five Things to do now for your future career

Act now if you want to give yourself the best possible chance to propel your career forward.

Careers blogFive Things to do now for your future career


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 the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair changed my life

When Queen’s graduate Rachel Murphy (nee Hill) met her employer at a Queen’s Flagship Careers Fair, it took her career off in an exciting new direction.

Careers blogHow the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair changed my life


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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


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.

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