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Careers and Global Opportunities

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Rushikesh Mahajan | 26 April, 2024

Law and Technology student Rushikesh provides some words of wisdom on how you can prepare for entry into the global job market following the completion of your degree.

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 23 April, 2024

Residential Assistant Sreyashi discusses her role within the Student Accommodation team and the benefits of being a Residential Assistant!

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Xinxin Wang | 19 March, 2024

Read why Chinese student Xinxin regrets nothing about the decision to study her LLM at Queen's!

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Zoë Totten | 31 January, 2024

Are you in your final year and thinking about your career post-degree? Third year student Zoë provides a detailed guide to careers and employability services offered by Queen's; and how you can make the most of them during your final year.

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Charlotte Jennings | 24 January, 2024

Looking to enhance your university experience with a once in a lifetime trip abroad? GB student Charlotte recently had a chance to visit Fiji with Think Pacific for a local community project.

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Éadaoin Kelly | 12 January, 2024

Hola, amigos! My name is Éadaoin and I’m here to share my Erasmus experience in Barcelona and provide some useful tips on how to apply for internships abroad.

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Sarah Geraghty | 24 November, 2023

Looking to earn some money and build your CV while studying at Queen's? Undergraduate student Sarah recommends using QWork to find a wide range of roles on a part-time and casual basis.

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Kathryn Allen | 8 November, 2023

Eagerly anticipated by first to fourth year medicine students, the final year elective is one of the most exciting parts of medical school. Join Kathryn as she spends her elective in Vietnam.

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Kathryn Allen | 6 November, 2023

2023 saw international medical electives make a comeback for Queen’s medics. Having just returned from her own, final year student Kathryn shares how she and friends planned 4 weeks at a hospital in Vietnam.

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Charlotte Jennings | 27 October, 2023

Are you studying a course that doesn't offer a compulsory placement? International Relations and Politics student Charlotte provides some top tips for securing your ideal placement and how to navigate the application process.

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Charlotte Jennings | 4 October, 2023

Looking to enhance your university experience with a once in a lifetime trip abroad? GB student Charlotte recently had a chance to visit Fiji with Think Pacific for a local community project.

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Liam Coyle | 23 August, 2023

If you’ve got the drive and innovation, Belfast is the place to make your entrepreneurial dreams happen - find out how Computer Science graduate Liam has benefitted from the support and advice offered by SU Enterprise.

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Patrick Doherty | 2 August, 2023

Summer studentships are offered to medical students at Queen's to develop research skills and enhance employability prospects. Patrick Doherty tells us about his current project which aims to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in GP training.

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Staff writer | 3 July, 2023

Belfast is an ever-growing hub of innovators, industry disrupters and budding entrepreneurs. Find out more about the recent success of students and graduates below.

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Reham Lasheen | 12 May, 2023

Growing up, I witnessed my parents volunteering their time, efforts, expertise, and money to give back to the society and help others. So naturally, volunteering was innately nurtured in me. Find out about Ten Foundations from Reham.

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Charlotte Jennings | 3 May, 2023

Why spend your summer holidays working as a waiter, bar tender or shop assistants when you could do something really amazing like spending the summer working abroad?

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Rosa Hasson | 1 May, 2023

Are you interested in doing an internship or going on placement but you've a few questions? Rosa's here to answer your questions!

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James McGeehan | 31 March, 2023

"A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and was honestly the best experience in my life" - Hear from James about his Study Abroad experience in the USA!

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Charlotte Jennings | 28 March, 2023

As soon as your studies are over for the summer, there are still vast opportunities to improve your CV, learn new skills and earn some money through the different programs run by Queen's. Check out Charlotte's blog for tips.

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Suzanne Mooney | 22 February, 2023

It’s the time of year to begin applying to Summer Internships. Accounting student Suzanne has some top tips on how to apply, prepare and get the spot!

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Nathan Bell | 27 January, 2023

When it comes to employability, employers want to see something beyond a degree classification. Hear how Law student Nathan is improving his employability while he studies.

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Caitlin Trainor | 2 December, 2022

Everyone knows it's important to have valuable work experience in your CV when it comes to applying for jobs after you graduate. Caitlin is here with some top tips on how to boost your CV while you study.

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Sreyashi Acharjee | 25 November, 2022

At the Graduate School at Queen's, you can avail of high-quality, transdisciplinary training and development to help you stand out in a fast-paced, global job market. Hear about the highlights in PhD student Sreyashi's blog.

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Caitlin Piper | 4 November, 2022

Hear what biomed student Caitlin's placement was like and pick up a few tips and tricks on how to go about securing a placement yourself!

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Zoë Totten | 31 October, 2022

Fourth year French and Spanish student Zoe is just back from a year in France- check out her guide to get you off to a great start in your year abroad.

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Kathryn Allen | 7 October, 2022

4th year student Kathryn shares her daily routine in the hospitals, and shares tips on how to make the most of your placement, whatever it looks like!

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Caitlin Trainor | 6 October, 2022

"Moving abroad and attending a different University was daunting at the time, but by far one of the best experiences of my life". Read Caitlin's study abroad experience.

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Rossita Maclean | 23 September, 2022

Nothing brings engineering to life like experience in industry. Hear from Engineering student Rossita on her placement experience.

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Holly Nesbitt | 19 September, 2022

Part-time work offers you the opportunity to earn while studying and gain transferable skills which can help you gain graduate jobs. Check out Holly's top tips for getting work and experience.

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Holly Nesbitt | 30 August, 2022

Want to do a placement but it's not offered on your course? Hear from Law student Holly about how she took a year out to undertake a placement with Civil Service.

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Holly Nesbitt | 21 July, 2022

It can be difficult to navigate your studies and university life, without the added worry about internships and applying for graduate jobs. Law student Holly has some tips to put you a step ahead of the competition.

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Darshana Araventhan | 7 July, 2022

Ever considered studying abroad but were worried about making friends, settling in, and being ready for such a big move? Check out Malaysian student Darshana's blog on her amazing experience at Queen's and turn all your fears into excitement!

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Darshana Araventhan | 16 June, 2022

Are you thinking about studying abroad but can't seem to make up your mind? Here are some reasons you should study abroad for either your whole degree or even just a semester!

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Claire Ford | 30 May, 2022

Queen’s offers students a range of career-enhancing opportunities outside their degree, one of which is the DegreePlus programme. Read Claire's experience and maybe you'll get involved too!

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Careers | 27 April, 2022

Your questions answered by Queen's First-Class Law Graduate, Yi Kang Choo from Malaysia.

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Careers | 27 April, 2022

At Queen’s, you’ll find lots of opportunities to develop your skills, create your own brand and discover your own personal USP (unique selling point), that will ultimately get you hired in the future.

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Claire Ford | 30 March, 2022

Business Management student Claire Ford's guide to placement years, what to expect, and how Queen’s university can help you too.

Tessa Rendina | 28 March, 2022

Tessa gives her advice on how to find internships and get involved with volunteering in Belfast.

Claire Ford | 21 March, 2022

Claire tells us about the businesses she runs, how she manages her work/life balance and what she's learned from the experience. She also gives great advice on where you can find support for your next business at Queen's.

Conor Houston | 14 January, 2022

Conor Houston graduated from Queen’s with a law degree in 2004. He talks about his career as a human rights lawyer and how Queen's helped him pursue his passion of affecting positive change.

Olivia Anderson, Graduate | 19 November, 2021

Olivia Anderson, an International Business with German graduate, tells us about her four-week internship with Queen’s International Office as part of our Working Globally from NI Internship Programme.

Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 22 June, 2021

Yi Kang Choo tells us how he used Queen's career services to give his career an early boost.

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Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 19 June, 2018

Hello, dream job.

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Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 25 June, 2018

I took part in the USA Global Leadership Programme 2018, after an extremely competitive selection process. I had so much fun and made a lot of new friends in the process.

Rebecca Russell, MEng Electrical Engineering | 25 June, 2021

Rebecca Russell tells us how she used career fairs and Queen's career services to get her career off to a flying start!

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Creating Jobs For Graduates | 15 September, 2020

ICYDK, Queen’s is the top university in the UK for KTPs having managed around 350 projects and with 420 graduates employed after taking part. Here’s your at-a-glance guide to the programme.

Time for a career change? | 24 September, 2020

Queen’s alumna Louise May explains how she made the big leap into the tech industry in her 30s.

Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 1 September, 2020

3rd Year Law student Yi Kang Choo, found Queen's Careers Team to best way to find out about career and learning opportunities. Here's how to do it.

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Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 21 June, 2018

Fancy staging an on-campus event to inspire your fellow students? Read on.

Hannah Badger, BSc (Hons) Human Biology | 19 February, 2020

Hannah Badger on how Queen's careers team can help you find your purpose and follow your passion.

Amy Ross | 24 June, 2020

Amy Ross is a medical student at Queen’s. A six-week medical elective in a low-resource hospital in Hue, Vietnam transformed her studies

Trisha Ong, LLB Law and Spanish | 23 January, 2020

Learning a new language at Queen’s can open up the opportunity to live and work abroad and boost your confidence, says Trisha Ong.

Queen's Student Blog | 26 February, 2020

Who better to give advice on breaking into the tech world than a Queen’s alum who has done just that?

Queen's Student Blog | 2 March, 2020

Time for a career change? Queen’s alumna Louise May explains how she made the big leap into the tech industry in her 30s.

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Francesca Morelli, BSc International Business | 12 January, 2018

Those early starts are a shock to the system, says International Business with French undergraduate, Francesca Morelli

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Francesca Morelli, BSc International Business | 1 February, 2018

French pigeons came to slay, says International Business with French undergraduate, Francesca Morelli

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Sinead Henry, BA Politics, Philosophy and Eco | 6 March, 2018

I’ve been a volunteer since I was 14 and now I can’t imagine my life without it. I’ve made so many friends and done things I never would have done before, so take a look at why I love volunteering.

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Francesca Morelli, BSc International Business | 9 March, 2018

As her year working in France winds down, Francesca Morelli is leaving Paris with new friends, new skills and new confidence.

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Northern Ireland Student Blog | 29 April, 2020

How would you like to earn cash, have fun and boost your CV to boot?

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Queen's Student Blog | 24 April, 2018

Got a bad case of wanderlust? With the global opportunities available at Queen’s, you can travel the world during your time here. Let these pictures from our current students inspire your #travelgoals

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Nothern Ireland Student Blog | 14 June, 2018

With over 895 international companies employing over 99,000 people in Belfast, Queen's graduates can mine the wealth of employment opportunities available on our doorstep.

Nothern Ireland Student Blog | 15 June, 2018

If you’ve got the drive and the innovation, Belfast is the place to make your entrepreneurial dreams happen – as these Queen’s graduates, alumni and students will attest.

Marese O’Hagan, BA Eng/Social Anthropology | 20 June, 2018

In the first semester of second year, I studied at the Universitat de Barcelona. My Erasmus experience was one that gave me the invaluable experience of adapting to other cultures.

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 18 June, 2018

Belfast is home to a burgeoning community of start-ups, freelancers and innovators. Here is just a snapshot of the dynamic hot-desking and networking spaces where they operate.

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Nothern Ireland Student Blog | 25 June, 2018

You can take advantage of our links with some of the biggest employers in Northern Ireland.

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Northern Ireland Student Blog | 28 June, 2018

Belfast’s next-gen science park is an innovative community of people changing the world. Here’s all you need to know.

Owen Smith, MSc Marketing | 2 July, 2018

Queen’s graduate Owen Smith is working at Moët Hennessy in NYC for one year as part of the US-NI Mentorship Programme.

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Claire Kilpatrick, BSc Business Management | 2 July, 2018

Claire Kilpatrick, a Business Management student from Queen’s, recently took part in our Global Leadership Programme in Hong Kong. Here is what she learned.

Stephen Deery, Marine Biology | 14 November, 2018

Stephen is a Marine Biology student in the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s and had the chance to study in New Zealand for a semester. Today he’s sharing his experiences on the other side of the world.

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Queen's Student Blog | 10 October, 2019

The highlight of Go Global Week, the International Fair offers students a snapshot of the life-changing study, work or volunteer abroad programmes offered as part of their degree at Queen’s. Here is what we learned.

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Christian Green, BA Film and Theatre Making | 14 October, 2019

Final year Film & Theatre Making student Christian Green spills everything you wanted to know about Queen's Career Development Programme in NYC

Christian Green, BA Film and Theatre Making | 5 November, 2019

Final year Film & Theatre Making student Christian Green shares his video diary from behind-the-scenes at Queen's recent Career Development Programme in NYC

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Farah Hamdan, BSc Environmental Management | 9 November, 2018

Farah Hamdan is a student in the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s. For her placement, she’s spending five months amongst the beauty and conservation work of the Galapagos Islands. Today she’s sharing her experience so far on the blog.

Ruchismita Bhattacharjee, Business Analytics | 20 January, 2020

Ruchismita Bhattacharjee shares her experience of the Master Your Leadership programme at Queen’s Graduate School.

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Shreya Mohal, International MBA | 17 July, 2018

The Santander Internship in India is just one of the many global opportunities offered at Queen’s.

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Shreya Mohal, International MBA | 2 July, 2018

The Brussels Workplace Study Tour is just one of the many global opportunities offered at Queen’s.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 4 June, 2018

The chance to travel and give your CV a massive boost at the same time? Sign me up!


When Peter started studying English and Linguistics at Queen's he knew he wanted his future career to allow him to keep writing. Today he's sharing how a Queen's bursary has helped him with Work Experience Opportunities.


Higher Education Fairs are the perfect way to really get a feel for your future University! Here are 5 questions you should definitely ask.

Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 22 March, 2019

Did you know that there are a variety of student jobs available at Queen’s? From the QFT to the SU Shop, even Blogging, there are lots of interesting roles! Alisha is sharing why working for Queen’s is the perfect way to fit a job around her studies.


As summer graduation approaches, some students are nearly ready to take their next steps into the world of work. Peter is sharing his tips for getting the most from the Careers Service at Queen's.

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Gabriella Dancer, BA Criminology | 16 October, 2019

Planning ahead to the summer? Final year student Gabriella Dancer explains why Camp America offers personal and professional growth

Clare Rhine, MBA | 13 March, 2020

A Dragon’s Den-style competition for Queen’s budding female entrepreneurs, InnovateHer comes highly recommended by our blogger Clare Rhine.

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Anne Marie Hawley, Study Abroad student | 16 February, 2018

Thinking of spending a semester or year abroad at Queen’s? Student vlogger Anne Marie Hawley from the USA explains why Belfast is the perfect destination.

Brandon Lijdsman, Juris Doctorate | 22 May, 2019

Networking is a fantastic way to make connections with people working in your field or with similar interest. But how do you get started? Brandon is sharing his top tools for networking when you're a student.

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Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 24 May, 2019

Tejinder shares her step by step guide to getting C.V advice; just one of the many career development services available to Queen's Students.

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Molly McIntyre, MSc Pathology of Cancer | 14 October, 2019

Why stay still? Queen’s is a gateway to a wealth of study, work and volunteer abroad opportunities, as the recent Go Global event demonstrates. Where will you go next?

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 18 April, 2019

Tejinder is sharing her favourite things about studying abroad at Queen's and why she thinks everyone should give it a try if they get the opportunity.

Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 22 July, 2020

2nd Year Law student Yi Kang Choo, found Queen's Careers Team to best way to find out about career and learning opportunities. Here's how to do it.

Student competitions: Philpot Curran Moot | 9 March, 2020

Student competitions are a great way to challenge yourself, grow your confidence and inspire motivation. Just ask Law student Yi Kang Choo who recently won a Mooting competition on behalf of Queen’s.

Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 4 November, 2019

Law student Yi Kang Choo was the lucky recipient of a fully funded scholarship to attend the 10th One Young World (OYW) Summit in London last week. Here is how he got on.

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 15 November, 2019

A summer internship can fast track your career path. Here Law student Jia Xin offers her advice on the process.

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 6 January, 2020

When it comes to securing a graduate job, Queen's work-based learning programs can give you the edge.

Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 14 February, 2019

What is DegreePlus and why should you get involved? Carmen shares her own experience with DegreePlus and explains why it's so useful for students.

Carmen Chen Chinq Lih, LLB Law | 11 March, 2019

So you've got an interview? Congratulations! The next step is making sure you give the best first impression. Today Carmen is sharing her top tips for preparing for an interview, whether it's for a job, a scholarship, or further study.

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Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 3 October, 2018

Jia Xin shares her experience in doing an internship with a regulatory technology company, and how she found working in an office environment for the first time.

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 20 June, 2018

Max the experience to boost your CV and earn some extra cash.

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Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 25 June, 2018

It pays the bills, but a student job can also set you up with work skills that are essential for your future career. Here are just a few of them.

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Ingrid Briano Jasso, MSc Leadership | 11 April, 2018

As part of her MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development, Queen's student Ingrid Briano Jasso, from Mexico, got the opportunity to volunteer in Kenya - a trip that has changed her life.

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 28 June, 2018

With global warming a growing problem, every one of us has a role to play in making our planet greener.

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Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 28 June, 2018

The Queen’s experience is about so much more than what you learn on your course.