Career and Learning Opportunities: 3 ways to go about it
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.
1. Career Consultant Support: One-on-One
Initially, as a student, we are all given the opportunity to schedule FREE appointment sessions with our dedicated career consultants at any point during our studies. It's a great way to discuss your future career plans. The consultants also advise students in specific fields of studies. As a law student, I found this very useful.
Best of all you can still do this online. Just by logging into our MyFuture account (our designated career platform at Queen's) it's easy to schedule an appointment with a career consultant on Microsoft Teams.
This means, no matter where you are, you can still get full support and your questioned answered by your consultant.
2. Career and Graduate Fair
Every year, Queen's Careers and Employability organise several career and graduate fairs, where employers speak to students about work opportunities with national and international companies.
Recently, the team organised one of their first and largest virtual graduate fair: GradFest 2020. It was the perfect place to hear from key employers on various webinars and get some top tips on how to prepare for a virtual interviews and assessments. The best thing is, the recordings of the webinars are available anytime.
3. Career-related resources
In the Student Centre, you can get free copies of career-related resources, such as brochures from various employers or career guidebooks – it's a great resource.
There are are number of resources for upskilling, including business and organisational skills, language skills, cultural awareness, better thinking, professional and technical skills. I find these all really easy to access and it's a good way to use your time during the summer.
"The careers team has impressed me not just during lockdown – you can access their resources anytime!"