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Careers and Enterprise

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Employer event

The Careers and Enterprise team connects thousands of Queen Mary students each year with graduate and early careers recruiters. Taking part in a Queen Mary event can boost your brand recognition, advertise your vacancies and shape your workforce for the future.

Throughout the year, we will be running a variety of Careers Fairs, Workshops, Panels, and Inclusion Events. For 21/22, events with multiple employers will be held online and we will welcome employers onto campus for workshops and promotional stands. Read more about Queen Mary’s latest updates.  

Please contact careers-events@qmul.ac.uk if you would like to arrange a call and discuss your full student engagement strategy for the academic year. 

This is an overview of our exciting 21/22 events programme. All events are free of charge to attend, excluding the Careers Fairs. For more information, to book events or to arrange a call about your engagement strategy, please contact careers-events@qmul.ac.uk.

Employer workshops

Book a Monday or Wednesday lunch session to deliver an exclusive workshop or presentation to Queen Mary students with support from the Careers team. This can be online or on campus.

Semester 1

EventDate
Focus on Finance: Investment Banking 06/10/21
Careers Fair 11/10/21
Law Fair 13/10/21
Make a Difference: Public Sector 19/10/21
All about Inclusion: In Conversation with Black Alumni 20/10/21
Exploring Science: Women in STEM 26/10/21
Make a Difference: Routes into Teaching 27/10/21
Make a Difference: Policy 02/11/21
All about Inclusion: Entering the workplace with a disability or mental health concern 03/11/21
Careers in Consultancy 16/11/21
Law for non-law students 17/11/21
Focus on Finance: Accountancy 23/11/21
Creative Careers: Media Summit 24/11/21

Semester 2

EventDate
Exploring science: Research careers outside of academia 26/01/22
The Tools for Tech: Social Media 27/01/22
The Tools for Tech: Exploring Options 01/02/22
For a Greener Future: Careers in Sustainability 02/02/22
All about Inclusion: Finding an LGBTQA+ friendly employer 08/02/22
Make a Difference: Human Resources 09/02/22
Make a Difference: Charities and Not for Profit 10/02/22
Careers in Museums and Heritage 15/02/22
The Tools for Tech: Data Science Challenge 16/02/22
Focus on Finance: From Science & Engineering to Finance 22/02/22
Creative Careers: Exploring the arts and freelancing 23/02/22

Semester 3

EventDate
Jobs Market June 2022

Careers Fair 2021, Monday 11th October, 16:00-20:00 - Book now

Law Fair 2021, Wednesday 13th October, 16:00-20:00 - Book now

Both Queen Mary virtual fairs will be hosted with our experienced platform provider from 2020, Graduateland. At the virtual event there are 4 ways to engage with our brilliant students:

  • 1-2-1 chats - You can view students’ profiles and start a conversation, or a student can start a chat with you based on topics you provide. The chats can then be allocated to the relevant colleague who is logged in. From this 'chat' you can suggest an ad-hoc video call with the student.
  • 1-2-1 booked video call – You and your colleagues can pre-book video calls with interested students.
  • Drop in rooms – Students can drop into a group call to ask questions or hear more about your organisation.
  • Live presentations – These will take place during the event, students can listen in and ask questions, and can continue exploring the event with the presentation in a separate window. There are a limited number of live presentations and they will have an additional cost. 

At the 2020 fair employer 'stands' received an average of 79 visits, 35 incoming chats and 26 outgoing chats. That's on top of the many valuable 1-2-1 video calls. It takes 15 minutes to populate your profile which can feature job opportunities and videos. We recommend 2-4 representatives are online for the duration of the event. We will provide full support for using the platform and if you attended the 2020 fairs, your same log in/stand can be used with a few minor changes.

Prices are 50% of our usual on campus events and invoicing takes place after the event.
Full stand £200+VAT
SME stand £150+VAT
Charity stand £100+VAT

Queen Mary Careers Fair Ts and Cs [PDF 99KB]

If you have any questions, please contact careers-events@qmul.ac.uk

"Thank you so much for organising the careers fair yesterday – myself and my team had an absolute blast speaking to the students! It was also great to see just how popular our booth was (due in no small part to your hard work I’m sure!) and we’ve already seen a couple of applications from QM students which is fantastic!" 

"Thanks for having us, it was a great experience and I think it worked really well. I can’t really fault the platform, I think it was set up very well, easy to use, the process from All chats to My chats worked in the right way. It was great to be able to search for students, many said thanks for messaging directly, which was good for a smaller name like ours."

"Great fair, engagement really good (also compared to other fairs we’ve attended)."

"The experience at Queen Mary was incredibly positive and stood out amongst the many fairs we attended. Firstly the team have been so supportive in answering our MANY questions about the functionality of the platform and also just making sure our  online booth was up and running properly.
The platform that QM use is also the best one on the market (in my opinion) from an employers perspective as there are different ways to engage with students (public/open chat, private chats, phone or video calls) and also you are able to view and search profiles so even if the booth is a bit quiet you can search and message candidates that look like they might be a good match for your programmes ad send them messages about your opportunities.  
Last but not least, having fairs virtually meant we can actually do more. Often it’s difficult to get folks from the business to agree to take a full day or half day off to come to fairs but the beauty of online is that you can dip in and out (if you need to!) and has fostered a bit more internal engagement in career fairs."

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at Queen Mary. We want to ensure our events bring inspiration and confidence to our students and promote inclusivity. For all Careers Events, we aim to find speakers who reflect our student body and commit to asking one Social Justice question at all panel events. 

For full information about our commitment to EDI at all Careers Events, please see our statement of intent. Queen Mary Careers Events Statement of Intent [PDF 140KB]

To monitor inclusivity at events, we collect optional Special Category Data from speakers. For more information on the process and purpose, please read our Special Category Data statement. Special Category Data statement [PDF 126KB]

We also host the following inclusion events, please contact careers-events@qmul.ac.uk if you would like to recommend a speaker.

All about Inclusion: In Conversation with Black Alumni - 20/10/21
All about Inclusion: Entering the workplace with a disability or mental health concern - 03/11/21
All about Inclusion: Finding an LGBTQA+ friendly employer - 08/02/22

In term time we hold Monday and Wednesday lunch sessions for employers to host exclusive workshops for Queen Mary students. These can take place online or on-campus.

If you would like to promote your own online event to Queen Mary students, please send the title, date, times, joining instructions and biography.

For both opportunities, contact careers-events@qmul.ac.uk

For on-campus stalls or promotional packages, contact the Students' Union

If you are an alumni interested in sharing your experiences with current students, we would love to hear from you! Please contact careers-events@qmul.ac.uk