Asifa Edroos – 2nd year, BSc Economics QTaster gives you the opportunity to experience different sectors, working environments and roles across a range of graduate employers. It is open to all undergraduate Queen Mary students in second or third year for 2018-19. Asifa took part in the spring and tells us about her experience. Why … More QTaster: Asifa’s story
Hello everyone, my name is Sara! I graduated last summer from Queen Mary with a BSc Economics and Politics. During my last year of my undergraduate degree, I applied for the Civil Service Fast Stream and I received an offer for a place on the Government Economic Service (GES) scheme. However, I decided to defer … More Graduate story: Sara’s Civil Service success
It’s quite easy to write a quick email and press send, or rush a phone call when you’re busy. But this can have a negative impact on the way that your future employer or clients see you. The way you come across on the phone or via email represents who you are both personally and … More Guest blog: Phone & Email Etiquette
Thinking about autumn term already? Don’t forget that QConsult starts again next term and applications are open NOW. Carola Bigogno (Biomedical Sciences graduate) took part in QConsult last year, working on a project for a local housing charity. Here’s what she had to say about her experience on the programme: Why did you get involved … More Student story: My QConsult experience (applications open now!)
Are you interested in a career with the Civil Service, but daunted by the application process? Or perhaps you’ve thought about a Civil Service career but just aren’t sure if it’s the right path for you? Or maybe you are interested in lots of big graduate schemes but are confused about how to approach their recruitment process? … More QInsight: Have you considered a career in the Civil Service?
As a student, thinking about your future can be a daunting prospect – especially if you’re considering careers and industries that aren’t so widely known about. One such industry might be FinTech (financial technology), an emerging industry that uses new technology to improve financial services. A hugely exciting and rapidly growing industry, FinTech covers many … More Guest blog: Why students should consider a career in FinTech
Taking a “gap year” either for self-fulfilment or career development can reap rewards. In a survey last year, 37% of employers believe it increases people skills, and 35% agreed a year out helps people adapt quickly to new situations. To make the most of it, make your time out count: Why take a year out? Going … More Thinking of taking a gap year after graduating?