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Careers and Enterprise

Graduate Masterclasses

This summer, our Graduate Masterclasses will give you the skills to help you on the way to a graduate job.

In addition to our graduate masterclasses, we have a separate schedule of events designed specifically for international students - you can find out more about them here.


5th June - Explore

A comprehensive insight into how to reflect on your career options, where to look for graduate jobs and  develop resilience during the process. We also have sessions on Masters applications and the top skills graduate employers are looking for.

Adapting to the World of Work: The Top 5 Skills You Need 

10.30 - 11.45, Geog 2.26

Join this session with a Queen Mary Careers Consultant and recruiter from Albany Beck Consulting, as they share their top 5 skills all new graduates need.

Help I Don't Know What to do Next or How to look for Jobs

12.00 - 13.00, Geog 2.26

Career planning can be tricky and with studying and part-time work, can often be left behind. This session will help you to reflect on your interests and strengths and devise a plan of action to support you as you move forward in your career. 

Where can I find a graduate job?

13.00 - 14.00, Geog 2.26

In this session, you will learn how to use the internet for focused and specific searches to find out find out where graduate jobs are advertised.

Developing Resilience During Your Job Search

14.00 - 15.00, Geog 2.26

Looking for a graduate job can be exhausting and feel like a waste of time. This session will give you tips and tricks to keep your resilience up and show you how to develop a positive mindset at what can be a challenging time.

Should I do a Masters degree?

15.00 - 16.00, Geog 2.26

This workshop will look at the decision making process around whether or not masters study is something you should be considering. The application process will also be touched on.


6th June - Acquire

Learn how to compete with confidence with both your CV and LinkedIn profile. Find out how to create opportunities by building a network and communicating with confidence. We also have a session on how to work as a freelancer.

How and Why You Should Build a Standout LinkedIn Profile

11.00 - 12.30, Geog 2.26

LinkedIn is a powerful tool in adding to graduate success. This session will support you to find out HOW to build a standout LinkedIn profile and understand WHY this is necessary. This session will leave you ready to improve your LinkedIn profile and feel inspired to begin using it right away. 

How to build your network to source opportunities

12.30 - 1.00, Geog 2.26

This session will cover the basics of networking, exploring how you can build your network of connections in order to then find job opportunities. 

Use your CV to Compete with Confidence

13.30 - 15.00, Geog 2.26

Your CV is the first impression employers get of you. Graduate recruitment research has shown that at least 66% of CVs are nowhere near the required standard to be successful.  To ensure it has the impact required, come along to this session to find out how to 'compete with confidence'. You will learn how to tailor and target your CV to the requirements the employer is asking for.   

Effective communication to create opportunities

15.00 - 16.00, Geog 2.26

In this session, we will be looking at how to best communicate with prospective employers, mentors and peers in order to then create potential opportunities.

How to work for yourself/freelance

15.00 - 16.00, Geog 2.26

Most people these days seem to have a 'side hustle'. Find out more about how to work for yourself or set yourself up as a freelancer.    


7th June - Showcase

An opportunity to practise a range of typical assessment centre activities used by graduate recruiters as part of their selection process. The day starts with a psychometric test prep session, followed by an application form workshop and finishes with a mock assessment and interview sessions run with employers. 

Introduction to numerical reasoning tests

10.30 - 12.00, Geog 2.26

Graduate employers often require job applicants to pass a suite of psychometric tests to prove they are suitable for the role. In this session we will look specifically at one of these tests – the numerical reasoning test.

Please bring paper and a pen/pencil, as well as a device you can use to access the anonymous online polling software we’ll be using (this can be a phone, tablet, or laptop). 

How to Ace Application Forms

12.00 - 13.00, Geog 2.26

Online application forms can often feel like being asked to produce an essay, only no-one has given you any prior reading or support to be effective in the task. This session will look at how to answer application form questions and teach you the 'STAR' technique that is required to answer questions successfully.

Mock Assessment Centre

13.30 - 15.00, iQ East Court Room 0.14

In this hands-on and interactive mock assessment centre experience, you’ll have the opportunity to get an overview of assessment centres – what’s being assessed and how to stand-out. We’ll be joined by leading graduate employers Capita Resourcing and Wiley Edge, who will also be sharing their insights, best tips and advice for assessment centres from the perspective of the employer.

Please note this session will immediately by a Mock Interview workshop. This is another key element of an assessment centre, so we'd encourage you to sign up to both!

Mock Interview Session

15.30 - 17.00, iQ East Court Room 0.14

In this hands-on and interactive mock interview session, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your interview skills with a leading graduate employer.

Combined with the mock assessment centre experience, you will understand what’s being assessed and how to stand-out. We’ll be busting myths, sharing practical tips and guidance as well as giving you hands-on experience with using interview techniques such as using STAR (or CAR) for competency based questions or using the 3 R's technique to acing those motivational questions too.

Spotlight on Inclusion: Autism...and getting ready to work

16.30 - 18.00

This event, hosted by auticon and QMUL Careers and Enterprise, focuses on supporting autistic students looking at preparing to move into employment. 

This session will cover:  

  • Autism-friendly workplaces – what are they / how to identify and find them 
  • Interviews – How to navigate the recruitment process (how to ask for reasonable adjustments) 
  • Disclosure – how, when and if you should disclose your diagnosis to an employer (with examples of how to do this) and how to ask for reasonable adjustments in order to work 


8th June - Transition

All you need to know about transitioning into the work place. Get your LinkedIn profile ready, listen to graduates experiences and prepare yourself to maximize success in the workplace.

What to expect from the world of work and how to maximise your success

10.30 - 12.00, Geog 2.26

Learn how to present yourself to employers with this fun, informal practical session.   

Insiders guide to getting a job - Hear from Geography, Politics, History, SLLF and SED Alumni.

12.00 - 13.00, ONLINE

Come and hear from QMUL alumni about their career journeys into popular sectors. Learn how they got their first break into an organisation and understand how you could do the same. This event will be online for one packed hour of top tips and insights including a Q&A with our guest Alumni.

Get your LinkedIn profile ready for your graduate job

13.00 - 14.00, Geog 2.26

When you start your grad job, you will be meeting many new professionals across the organisation so get your LinkedIn Profile ready to connect!

Gain information and advice from our team to be 'LinkedIn Ready' to connect!

Finding a Professional Mentor 

14.00 - 15.00, Geog 2.26

Here in the Queen Mary Careers & Enterprise team, we are firm believers in the benefits of career mentoring and the role that this can play in your future success, whatever stage of your career thinking you may currently be at. As such, this workshop is designed to help you navigate the world of career mentoring, understand its purpose, your own role and responsibilities as a potential mentee and, ultimately, help you identify the resources available to connect you with a professional mentor.

Listen to graduate experiences of their transition into the workplace

15.00 - 16.00, Geog 2.26

It can be daunting starting your first job... so why not listen to grads who have successfully transitioned from university to the workplace. Learn from them so you make a quicker and smoother transition.

International Careers Chat

17.00 - 18.00, online

Come along to ask any questions you have about careers, employability or opportunities. 

You can turn your cameras on and speak, or just use the chat function if you feel more comfortable doing so.



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