Finding your ideal STEM graduate opportunity Not sure what industry, employer or sector you’d like to work with? Read on for Gradcracker’s step-by-step guide to find your ideal Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) opportunity. Choosing the industry Your first step is deciding on the industry you’d like to go into. Some of you may … More Guest blog: Finding your ideal STEM graduate opportunity
Last week we held our ‘Careers in Space’ panel event featuring speakers from the UK Space Agency, RAL Space, Oxford Space Systems and UKSEDS. Over 100 students attended and learnt about the huge variety of careers available in this rapidly growing sector. Read on to find out more… Why is space important? Space underpins our … More Careers in space
Take a look at this recent article in the Guardian about women working in Stem and the effects of Tim Hunt’s recent comments. I like the nice, positive aspect to it. “…anyone considering a career in technology or science should be encouraged by the uproar that followed Tim Hunt’s comments that made one thing clear – … More Women in Science, Tech, Engineering and Maths
Like it or not, many employers now include numeracy tests in their recruitment procedures. Jobs which you may not think require good knowledge of Maths will still ask you to sit basic numeracy tests. And for those of us who haven’t done Maths since our GCSEs, this may prove a challenge. The Maths Centre at Loughborough … More Are your Maths skills ready for employment?
Queen Mary Careers and Enterprise Centre recently hosted a talk by an alumni, David O’Brien from Squawka, an app company that delivers real-time data to you on any football match you’re watching. David had graduated from QMUL with a degree in mathematics in 2013 and is developing a career that is allowing him to combine … More Maths + Football = Sports Statistician
To commemorate the period during World War Two when Queen Mary College was evacuated to King’s College, Cambridge, eight students are invited to spend four weeks at King’s College during the Long Vacation Term. In addition, one student is also invited to spend four weeks at St John’s College, Cambridge. This year, Martyna Sikora, a … More I know what you did this summer
Many maths students enter into their degree programme without fully knowing exactly what it is that they would ultimately like to do after completion whilst at the same time being aware that there are a wide range of options available to them. What does your degree provide you with? A maths degree provides students with … More More than numbers – what you can do with a Maths degree
There has been a wave of concern recently regarding the way in which women and girls are highly under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers. The lack of women within this sector has been the basis of contentious argument and many initiatives have been set up on the back of this. Nevertheless, it … More Diversity in STEM Careers
QMUL student, Khadhija Khanom, tells us about her experience of figuring out what she would like to do with her Maths degree. “My name is Khadhija Khanom; I am a part time third year student studying MSc Mathematics (BSc with integrated Masters). I am of Bangladeshi descent and I am the second female in my entire … More What can I do with a Maths degree?
Josh Bright, Queen Mary’s youngest ever graduate, started his degree in Mathematics Business and Management at 14 and graduated with first class honours in 2010. Josh now works for Goldman Sachs and is looking to share his experience and connect with current students. We spoke to Josh at Goldman Sachs’ offices on London’s … More My life in banking