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!
Asifa Erdoo – 2nd year 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 did … More Student Story: Asifa Qtaster
A key skill that employers seek is the ability to problem solve. Organisations depend on people who can assess situations and find effective solutions. Although problem-solving skills are important to employers, they are also very useful in your day-to-day decision making! What is problem solving? Problem solving involves finding the source of a certain issue … More Skill Review: Problem Solving
In this blog we’ll explore what an Actuary does, what skills they need and how to explore career options. Working as an Actuary is a rewarding challenge, which allows you to flex your mathematical, analytical and interpersonal skills. What is an Actuary? “An actuary evaluates, manages and advises on financial risks. They use their knowledge … More How to Become an Actuary
Hester Watson (SPIR) Why did you apply to QConsult? I applied to QConsult so I could take advantage of the career opportunities at QMUL. I didn’t want to go into consultancy necessarily but it seemed like an excellent way to get exposure into the workplace and business. This was true and I was lucky enough … More Student Story: Hester’s QConsult Journey
Now that you’ve settled into a new city, and your classes, you may be looking to gain some part-time work experience. Working part-time while you’re studying can be very beneficial to your future career. It gives you the opportunity to gain some work experience, develop transferable skills which can help you in future applications, and … More Part-time work for international students