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Careers and Enterprise

Making the most of events

Attending Careers and Enterprise events is a fantastic way of making connections, as well as developing skills, knowledge and confidence. All our events are accessible to wheelchair users. Please see our About Us page for more details about accessing Queen Mary buildings. If you have any additional needs please email us.

How to decide which events to attend

Here are some categories to help you decide which events are right for you. This does not list every session and times are subject to change - log into QM Careers Hub to view all the latest information. All careers events will take place online until further notice.

Exploring your options?

Law Fair - 19/10/20, 16:00-20:00

Careers Fair - 27/10/20, 16:00-20:00

Interested in banking and finance?

Interested in science?

Applying to Medicine and Dentistry - 30/09/20, 15:30-17:00

All about inclusion: Women in STEM - 01/10/20, 17:30-19:00

Making a difference: Routes into Teaching -15/10/20, 17:30-19:00

Careers Fair - 27/10/20, 16:00-20:00

Scientific Publishing - 10/11/20, 17:30-19:00

Exploring Renewable and Clean Energy - 18/11/20, 15:30-17:00

Drug Discovery - 09/02/21, 17:30-19:00

IP and Patent Attorney routes - 17/03/21, 15:30-17:00

Interested in engineering?

All about inclusion: Women in STEM - 13/10/20, 17:30-19:00

Careers Fair - 27/10/20, 16:00-20:00

Exploring Renewable and Clean Energy - 18/11/20, 15:30-17:00

Routes in the Transport Sector - 26/01/21, 17:30-19:00

Sustainability and Green Energy - 18/03/21, 17:30-19:00

Interested in data or technology?

Fintech: Innovating the sector - 01/10/20, 17:30-19:00

All about inclusion: Women in STEM - 13/10/20, 17:30-19:00

Careers Fair - 27/10/20, 16:00-20:00

Data Science Challenge #1 - 11/11/20, 15:30-19:00

Routes in the Transport Sector - 26/01/21, 17:30-19:00

Using your skills for Risk and Insurance - 16/02/21, 17:30-19:00

Data Science Challenge #2 - 03/03/21, 15:30-19:00

Love helping people?

Making a difference: Routes into Teaching - 15/10/20, 17:30-19:00

Making a difference: Public Sector routes - 21/10/20, 15:30-17:00

Making a difference: Charities and Not for Profit routes - 02/02/21, 17:00-20:00

Getting into Human Resources - 18/02/21, 17:30-19:00

Interested in sustainability?

Careers Fair - 27/10/20, 16:00-20:00

Exploring Renewable and Clean Energy - 18/11/20, 15:30-17:00

Careers in Policy - 24/11/20, 17:30-19:00

Routes in the Transport sector - 26/01/21, 17:30-19:00

Making a difference: Charities and Not for Profit roues - 02/02/21, 17:00-20:00

Sustainability and Green Energy - 18/03/21, 17:30-19:00

Like the idea of starting a business but not sure where to start?

Your introduction to starting a business - 24/09/20, 16:15-17:15

Interested in government, policy or law?

Women in Politics - 07/10/20, 17:00-18:30

Making a difference: Public Sector routes - 21/10/20, 15:30-17:00

Careers Fair - 27/10/20, 16:00-20:00

Careers in Policy - 24/11/20, 17:30-19:00

Making a difference: Charities and Not for Profit routes - 02/02/21, 17:00-20:00

Law for non law students - 11/02/21, 17:30-19:00

IP and Patent Attorney routes - 17/03/21, 15:30-17:00

Looking to use your creativity?

Careers Fair - 27/10/20, 16:00-20:00

Media and Creative Industries Summit - 28/01/21, 17:30-19:00

Making a difference: Charity and Not for Profit routes - 02/02/21, 17:00-20:00

Exploring creativity, freelancing, museums and the arts - 23/02/21, 17:30-19:00

Routes in Social and Market Research - 04/03/21, 17:30-19:00

Do you have a disability or mental health concern?

Inclusion and Employability - 14/10/20, 15:30-17:00

Looking for advice on entering the workplace as an LGBTQ+ person?

All about inclusion: Finding and LGBTQ+ friendly employer - 04/02/21, 17:30-19:00

Before an event:

  • Research as much as you can about the employers you will meet. 
  • Dressing smartly will make you feel more professional and confident - even online, it makes you feel the part! 
  • Prepare some questions to ask the employers and alumni you will meet.

At an event:

  • Introduce yourself in a clear and relevant manner, mention what your professional or academic interests are or why you are attending the event, an then ask an open-ended question to get the conversation going.
  • Speak to as many people as you can. 
  • Ask questions and show that you’ve listened to the presentation by asking follow up questions, and don’t forget your prepared questions. 
  • Ask for contact details if you would like to continue the conversation beyond the event.

After an event:

  • A day or two after the event, take the time to follow up on the connections that you have made. Thank them for taking the time to talk to you, include something that helps them to remember you (e.g., ‘I very much enjoyed our discussion on…’) and reiterate your interest in their organisation.
  • When you make an application or get invited to interview, you can refer to this contact as someone who has inspired you, further showing your interest in the organisation.

Queen Mary Careers Virtual Events Code of Conduct

  1. Act as if you are at an in person event – be polite and professional in your conversation, language and self-presentation. You are representing the university and employers/alumni remember their experiences, so poor behaviour by you can negatively impact you and other students in the future.
  2. Take a look at the Netiquette Guide [PDF 208KB] for events and the Code of Student Discipline [PDF 303KB] for guidelines on interacting in an online context.
  3. If we deem your behaviour to be inappropriate, this will be followed up or you will be removed from the session.
  4. Harassment, bullying and hate expressions of any kind are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. If you are found in breach of this, you will be ejected from the event and reported to the QMUL Report and Support Team.