During my studies, I received a huge amount of guidance and support from the Queen Mary Careers and Enterprise Team. They provide a range of services and advice in order to help you prepare for working life in the 'real world'. The staff are very well informed on employment trends and can pass on their knowledge to you. They advise on how to achieve your goals and help equip you with the skills and experience you need to get there.
When I was searching for placements and internships, I would book an appointment with the team to go through my CV and get feedback on my applications. I received valuable advice on what companies are looking for when recruiting, as well as how to make my application stand out. During my time at Queen Mary, I also booked an appointment for a mock interview, where I got loads of tips and techniques to prepare me for my future interviews.
If you feel like you want to gain more professional experience in your chosen career field, then the careers service is the best place to start. The careers professionals can help you find suitable opportunities that meet your needs and fits in to your university timetable.
Additionally, if you're keen on starting your own business this is the first place you should go to. If you have a business idea you can apply for the Queen Mary enterprise fund to try put your idea to life. The more you grow and build it the more funding you can apply for.
All in all, I recommend all students take advantage of this service. It's available throughout your time at Queen Mary and up to two years after you graduate to support you in finding work or applying for further study. It'll help you feel more confident in making decisions about your career and better prepare you to achieve your career goals. Using the help and guidance I received from the Careers and Enterprise Team, I was able to secure an internship and placement and hope to use this service to help me land my dream job after I graduate.
Find out more information about the Queen Mary’s Careers and Enterprise service.