I am Gaspare Chirillo and I have recently graduated from Queen Mary. I have completed a Law degree with a first class and, also, I have been a recipient of the Principal’s Prize for outstanding academic achievements. In addition, during my third year, I have been awarded the Draper’s Scholarship by the Law School; thanks … More Graduate story: Gaspare Chirillo, Law
As an Application Adviser who works primarily with the School of Engineering and Materials Science at QMUL, I meet a lot of students who are writing covering letters for jobs and internships. The problems these students encounter are by no means specific to SEMS, nor even to science subjects in general, but there are some … More Application advice – Covering Letters for Science Students
There are lots of attractive things about graduate schemes: they’re usually well-paid from the beginning, offer job security for the length of the scheme and the opportunity for career progression afterwards, and often give you the experience of working for large, prestigious or well-known companies. But it’s worth remembering that graduate schemes are NOT the only way to begin … More Graduate schemes – not the only option!
Like many students I could not afford to study unless I had a job. I’m in my third year, and the chilling realisation of ‘the real world’ is looming. I’ve emerged blinking into the blinding lights of numerous graduate schemes and initiatives and feel woefully underprepared. I blame this partly on naivety, but mostly on … More Student story: make your part-time job work for you
Be specific when answering application form questions such as “Why are you applying to us?”. It is really important to avoid generic statements such as “you are a reputable firm, deal with top clients and offer excellent training prospects”. This can be said about a lot of companies, so is actually a poor response. Employers … More Application forms – What recruiters look for
What can I do to make myself more employable? As a Careers Consultant this is one of the questions I am asked the most at the moment (both from recent graduates and current students). This is my advice… 1. Get some experience – this could be internships, work shadowing, summer jobs, part time work, volunteering, … More Make yourself more employable
Points no longer always mean prizes. If you’ve surfaced from revision and essays over the last couple of weeks you will have seen the announcement from PwC that they are relaxing their entry criteria around A-Level grades. This has been met with interest in the recruiting world (see this article on LinkedIn for example). So … More PwC no longer looking at your A-Level results