Samrawit Elias, BA English Student Why did you decide to apply for a place on the QMentoring programme? I applied for a place on the QMentoring programme because I wanted insight into what opportunities and career options I can obtain with a degree in English Literature. Being mentored by someone who had already studied my … More Student Story: Samrawit QMentoring
Can you think on your feet? Are you good at coping with a range of tasks? Do you enjoy being challenged? Do you work well in a team? If you answered yes to the above then you will probably thrive at any Assessment Centre. What is an Assessment Centre? If you are in your final … More How to survive Assessment Centres – expect the unexpected
Anushka Akhtar – 2nd year Economics and Politics student Why did you apply to QConsult? At the time I was a first-year student and had no prior work experience. I felt QConsult was the perfect entry point into employment as we would be given training on how to carry out research and have opportunities to … More Student story: Anushka’s QConsult Journey
A key skill that employers seek is the ability to adapt. In an ever-changing world, organisations depend on people who can adjust to situations effectively. What is adaptability? Adaptability, also termed as flexibility is the skill to respond effectively to change. This often involves demonstrating a positive attitude when faced with difficult changes and adjusting … More Skill Review: Adaptability
So you’ve landed the internship – what next? Preparing for your first day When working in an office, it’s best to look the part, even as an intern. With guys, a simple shirt and trousers will usually fit the workplace attire. With girls, wearing general office wear means something that’s not too revealing or accessory-heavy. … More How to ace that internship!
Whether you’re a first year or finalist, internships can be a great way to build those employability skills and possibly be the first step to your dream job! This time last year I was in my final year of my law degree and knew I wanted to study a masters. This gave me the chance … More How to secure that internship!
Now that you’re settled into your lectures, you might be thinking about taking on a part-time job while you study. These are increasingly valued by employers as evidence that candidates are familiar with a working environment and possess some of the skills (organisation, time-keeping, interpersonal skills) that are essential to working life. Applications for these … More Preparing a CV for part-time work