International Students Week 12th-16th February 2018

international (1)A great programme of events for international students, and all students who want information about working overseas during their studies and after graduation.

All events taking place on the Mile End campus.

Kick start your career in the US! – J1 visa conference, Mon 12 Feb, 5.15-6.15pm

Stand out from the crowd and give your CV a potential competitive edge with an Internship in America.  J-1 visas are open to all nationalities and to all levels of study! Find out how to find your paid internship, placement or training, what careers are hot right now in the US and much more! Come and meet the J-1 experts.  

UK Interviews for international students led by the Language Centre, Weds 14 Feb, 6-7pm 

This workshop will look at the type of language you need to use in UK job interviews. It will raise your awareness of language commonly used in interviews and will look at some model answers. There will also be an opportunity for you to practise your answers.

Working in the UK after graduation for International students, Thurs 15 Feb, 5-7pm

This workshop will give you an understanding of how the recruitment process operates in the UK, the timeline for applying to jobs and what employers are looking for. You will also get information on visa regulations for working after study. This event is open to all students at QMUL.

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Upcoming events

We have lots of great events coming up this term, including our International Students Careers Week – see below for some highlights. For the full list, see

29/01Google Skills – Writing for Social Media

Whether you’re looking to start your own business, or aspire to be a social media marketer, hear from expert Googlers on how to develop these skills.

30/01Get into Teaching!

Join the Department for Education (DfE) for an introduction to the teaching profession, an overview of what to expect in the role, and a chance to ask questions about your teacher training options. ARK Teacher Training and TeachFirst also confirmed to attend.

31/01Diversity in the Civil Service

The Civil Service Fast Stream invites you to a panel discussion about the importance of diversity in Whitehall with current civil servants from a range of backgrounds and departments.

06/02PwC for Humanities and Social Sciences

This session, delivered by PwC, is designed to highlight key employability skills you’ve learnt throughout your course, and showcase how these skills are transferable across a range of different careers.

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Focus on Finance 2017 (2nd-13th October)

20161011_191511Focus on Finance is our programme of events designed to showcase the range of areas in the finance sector you can work in. Employers will be visiting the campus to highlight their opportunities to QMUL students and give you a unique insight into their work.

There are many job opportunities in this field – corporate finance, financial planning, investment banking, insurance – and this is your opportunity to find out more about the sector, and network with your potential future employer.

What’s coming up?

Visit our Events page at for the full list of upcoming events, and to register your place. Select the event title below to book on to the event.

2nd Oct: Working in Finance – QMUL Stories

The financial sector opens up a wealth of opportunities to QMUL students. Meet our alumni, and have the chance to ask questions about their experience. We will be showcasing roles in economics, consultancy, investment banking, retail banking, professional service firms, insurance and the public sector.

3rd Oct: Working in Accountancy

Accountants are financial specialists at the heart of all areas of business. They work across various specialisations, including consulting, corporate finance and forensic accounting. Hear from accountants representing professional bodies and an array of firm sizes, to learn their experiences of entering the profession and preparing for chartership.

4th Oct: Working in Investment Banking

Investment banks are best known for their involvement in trading and corporate mergers and acquisitions deals. But be aware that there are many other types of job in the industry – for example, you could be monitoring political developments in the Eurozone, helping billionaires manage their assets, or working on your bank’s business strategy. These are all important parts of the business and there are exciting roles for graduates here. Hear from a panel of QMUL alumni who have made a success of this sector.

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Events, events and more events!

IMG_0477Once again, we have a busy programme of events this autumn term! Events are free to attend for QMUL students and graduates and are the perfect opportunity for you to meet with employers who are looking to recruit students just like you. We’ve got a range of careers information fairs, employer presentations, skills sessions, workshops and much more to look forward to.

Last year, we hosted over 250 events on campus with over 400 employers.  

What’s coming up?

See our website for all our upcoming events – updated regularly!

* Save the date! * 

Coming up soon, we have our Jobs Market (28th Sept), Focus on Finance (2nd-13th Oct) and Focus on Technology (16th-20th Oct) events:

Jobs Market – 28th September 2017

  • Are you looking to build your work experience?
  • Want to find out more about live opportunities, open to you now?
  • Earn some cash alongside your studies?

Meet employers from a range of industries and apply for vacancies. There will be part-time jobs, graduate schemes and internships on offer. Don’t forget to bring your CV along to apply for roles or get some feedback from employers.

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How to make the most of the Jobs Market


Our Jobs Market on 18th May is your chance to meet employers face to face and apply for live job opportunities. Ask questions, find out more about the employer and apply there and then – simple! With a range of employers from a number of fields, this is a great opportunity to network, make some great contacts and hopefully land yourself a job!

Register your place here, and read on for our top tips to help you make the most of the event…

What to bring:

Copies of your CV (for tips on writing a CV, see our CVs and applications blog posts here), notepad and pen, a list of questions to ask and lots of enthusiam!

Make a good impression

Start conversations with recruiters by introducing yourself. Ask how their day is going and smile to show that you are listening. Be polite – remember that recruiters are people too! Making notes will show the recruiter that you are interested in what they have to say and will be useful for you to refer to afterwards. Remember to ask for a business card – this can be helpful if you decide to make a job application. Finally, try to dress smartly; this will help you feel more confident and counts towards making an excellent first impression.

Ask the right questions

Make the most of this face-to-face opportunity with an employer (remember there are live vacancies available) by asking questions that you wouldn’t usually be able to ask. Here are some suggestions from us: 

  • What roles do you have available?
  • What do you enjoy most about working for Company A?
  • What work experience do I need to have when applying?
  • How can I make my application stand out?

If it’s a graduate scheme on offer:

  • Can you tell me more about what your graduate programme involves?
  • What can I do now to prepare myself for your recruitment and selection process?

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Careers in communications – upcoming events!

If you’re interested in a career in communications, you won’t want to miss these events below, taking place over the next 3 Tuesday evenings. Click on the links to register your place.

Career Conversations: Exploring Careers in Public Relations – Tuesday 28th Feb, 6.15 – 7.30pm

handshake-440959_960_720We are delighted to have QM alumni Lisa Quinn who is Director of Communications at Hearst Magazines and Suraj Bhanot who is an Account Manager at leading PR agency Weber Shandwick.  Lisa and Suraj will each give a short case study presentation on a PR project that they have been involved with – to help you get a better understanding of the role of PR in different contexts.

We will also be joined by Kate Turner, Public Affairs and PR Consultant at The PR Office.
After the presentations, Lisa, Kate & Suraj will then answer questions about building their careers, ‘top tips’ for getting in to PR and what recruiters are looking for in entry level/graduate recruits.

Career Conversations: Exploring Careers in Publishing – Tuesday 7th March, 6.15 – 7.30pm

books-1204029_960_720This is a great opportunity to explore how to start to build a career in Publishing.   This will be a panel discussion with recent graduates.

The aim is that students will gain a clearer insight into some of the different ‘early career’ roles within Publishing and so be able to better identify their ideal job and target their job search accordingly.  Our panellists work in different sectors of Publishing – fiction, educational & academic.

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International Student Careers Week 13th-17th Feb

We have a great programme of events lined up this February for international students who want information about working in the UK and overseas during their studies and after they have graduated.

Booking open now! Click the links below to book your place ….

Monday 13th February, 5.15-6.45pm, Bancroft 1.13A        

Working in the UK after Graduation – Led by Careers & Enterprise and Advice & Counselling

This workshop will give you an understanding of how the recruitment process operates in the UK, the timeline for applying to jobs and what employers are looking for. You will also get information on visa regulations for working after study.

Tuesday 14th February, 2-3pm, People’s Palace, PP2

How to secure a job back in Asia after your UK graduation: A workshop by International recruitment specialists Hays

Learn how to stand out in the recruitment process when securing work in Asia. From job hunting, writing CVs, interviews, and job fairs. Wei Wei from Hays Recruitment will be giving his considerable international expertise to QMUL students.

Wednesday 15th February, 1-2pm, People’s Palace, PP1

Tier 5 visas for UK employment (Work experience in the UK up to 24 months): Led by Access Tier 5

Access Tier 5 provide visa sponsorship to any non-EEA graduates to undertake work experience with UK employers by sponsoring them under the Tier 5 visa category. Find out more about this scheme and how you can get short term work in the UK through it. 

Thursday 16th February, 1-2pm Bancroft 1.15A

Maximising LinkedIn for your job search       

In this practical workshop you will learn how to build your profile and use the key features of LinkedIn for networking and job searching in the UK and overseas. 

Thursday 16th February, 5.30-6.30pm, Bancroft 3.26      

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