5 Reasons Why Every PhD Student Should Obtain Consulting Experience

Brinda, PhD student, Barts Cancer Institute For a long time, I associated the term ‘consultancy’ with a 21st century buzzword, the financial sector, Canary Wharf, and smartly dressed professionals who had ‘500+’ connections on their LinkedIn profiles. (Un)surprisingly, I was not the only one who thought that the ocean of opportunities beyond the breadth of … More 5 Reasons Why Every PhD Student Should Obtain Consulting Experience

Undergraduate Research Internships – Apply Now!

Undergraduate students! Apply for a part time student internship doing critical research into some of the most important issues facing QMUL today. These self-directed, research-based internships will focus on the following issues: The effectiveness of module evaluation systems for gathering feedback from students Exploring the factors behind late submissions for assessed work  These internships will … More Undergraduate Research Internships – Apply Now!

Graduate Story: Ryanna’s Internship Experience

My name is Ryanna Douhoure and I recently completed my MSc International Business and Politics at Queen Mary University of London. I am currently completing an internship at ING Bank within the Global Markets Research Department. How? During my time at QMUL I was extremely attentive to the regular careers emails and ensured I engaged … More Graduate Story: Ryanna’s Internship Experience

QMUL research internships available!

Calling all undergraduate students! Looking for flexible, on-campus, paid research experience? Apply for a part time student internship doing critical research into some of the most important issues facing QMUL today. These self-directed, research-based internships will focus on the following issues: Inclusivity and diversity in the curriculum BAME student attainment Student retention Commuting students These … More QMUL research internships available!

Get to know future employers: find clues on their website!

Whether you are approaching an employer speculatively about a role that isn’t advertised, or you are applying for a role where you are given little information, looking at the organisation’s website can give you helpful clues about what to include in your application. So if you don’t have a formal job description listing essential skills, … More Get to know future employers: find clues on their website!

Careers outside of academia for humanities and social science researchers: charities and NGOs

Are you a social sciences or humanities postgraduate interested in pursuing a research career, but not sure if academia is the right path right for you? Read on to find out more about other opportunities for using your research skills… A large number of humanities and social science Masters and PhD students go on to … More Careers outside of academia for humanities and social science researchers: charities and NGOs

Developing your commercial awareness, by being aware

When attending an interview, one of the things you may be asked is a question around commercial awareness. Recruiters will want to know that you have a genuine interest in the commercial world and in particular they want to know that you are passionate about their business and the industry they work in. Demonstrating your knowledge and … More Developing your commercial awareness, by being aware