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Careers and Enterprise


If you are in the Explore stage, you are considering what career you may want to pursue after graduation and what roles and opportunities are available for graduates.

What does it mean to explore my career options?

  • Exploring your career options involves identifying your own career preferences, values, skills, strengths and what you want out of your working life. It is also about investigating what jobs exist, including freelancing opportunities and running your own business or social enterprise. This process of exploration helps you to work out what you might like to do.
  • Experience of any kind can help you to test out a particular career option and understand more about what you want out of your working life. As long as you explore your options and acquire experience while at university, the order in which you do them doesn’t really matter.

Ways to explore your career options

To explore jobs related to your degree, check out the Queen Mary Careers Hub and the Career Discovery Feed.

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Discuss your career options with a careers consultant during a one-to-one appointment. 

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Attend Careers Fairs to find out more about the range of industries and graduate roles available.

Explore career ideas through our QMentoring, QTaster and Micro Internships work experience programmes.

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Attend one of our enterprise activities that will help you discover if starting an enterprise is for you. 

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Learn more about a sector of your choice by browsing our industry guides.

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