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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. Please see our About Us page for more details. 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 up to date information, other workshops and employer sessions.

Follow the links below to register for the fairs:

Queen Mary Careers Fair 11 October 2021, 16.00-20.00

Queen Mary Law Fair 13 October 2021, 16.00-20.00

Semester A events - follow the links below to register: 

Focus on Finance: Investment Banking 6 October 2021, 18.30-20.00 

Focus on Finance: Accountancy 23 November 2021, 17.30-19.00 

 

Semester B event - link will be updated:

Focus on Finance: From Science & Engineering to Finance 22 February 2022, 17.30-19.00

Semester A events - follow the links below to register: 

Creative Careers: Media Summit, 24th November 2021, 15.30-17.00

 

Semester B event - link will be updated:

Creative Careers: Exploring the arts and freelancing, 23 March 2022, 15.30-17.00

Semester A events - follow the links below to register: 

Make a Difference: Public Sector 19 October 2021, 17.30-19.00

Make a Difference: Routes into Teaching 27 October 2021, 16.00-17.30

Make a Difference: Policy 2 November 2021, 17.30-19.00

 

Semester B events - links will be updated:

Make a Difference: Human Resources 9 February 2022, 15.30-17.00

Make a Difference: Charities and Not for Profit 10 February 2022, 17.00-19.00

Semester A events - follow the links below to register: 

All About Inclusion: In Conversation with Black Alumni 20 October 2021, 17.30-19.00

All about Inclusion: Entering the workplace with a disability or mental health concern 3 November 2021, 15.30-17.00

 

Semester B event - link will be updated:

All about Inclusion: Finding an LGBTQA+ Friendly Employer 8 February 2022, 17.30-19.00

Semester A event - follow the link below to register: 

Exploring Science: Women in STEM 26 October 2021, 17.30-19.00

 

Semester B event - link will be updated:

Exploring Science: Research careers outside of academia 26 January 2022, 15.30-17.00

Semester B events - links will be updated:

The Tools for Tech: Social Media 27 January 2022, 17.30-19.00

The Tools for Tech: Exploring Options 1 February 2022, 17.30-19,00

The Tools for Tech: Data Science Challenge 16 February 2022, 15.30-18.30

Semester A event - follow the link below to register: 

Introduction to Entrepreneurship: is it for me? 29 September 2021, 15.30-17.00

 

Semester A event - follow the link below to register: 

Careers in Consultancy 16 November, 17.30-19.00

Semester B event - link will be updated:

For a Greener Future: Careers in Sustainability 2 February 2022, 15.30-17.00

Semester B event - link will be updated:

Careers in Museums and Heritage 15 February 2022, 17.30-19.00

Semester B event - link will be updated:

Introduction to Freelancing: Is it for me? 16 February 2022, 12.00-13.00

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.