EAST is the Queen Mary student career journey, and is designed to help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be work, study, or launching an enterprise.
EAST consists of four stages: Explore career options, Acquire experience, Show your skills and experience and Tell your stories. You don’t have to go through the stages in one particular order, and may spend time moving back and forth between the stages while at university.
For example, you might acquire experience before exploring your options, or you might acquire experience for your chosen career but then change your mind and decide to explore your options again. The order isn’t important, the important thing is that you engage with Exploring career options, Acquiring Experience and Showing your skills and experience whilst at university.
Which stage am I in?
Below are the four career stages, what they may involve, and how we can help you navigate them. If you already know what stage you are in, start looking at opportunities and activities you can usefully engage with by selecting the relevant stage below. If you are not sure where you are in your career journey at the moment, take our quick and easy stage selector to find out!