Upcoming events

Updated 16th February.

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 careers.qmul.ac.uk/events

International Students Careers Week – 13th – 17th Feb – see here for details.

Enterprise: Social Entrepreneur’s Journey – 21st Feb, 6-8pm

We will have 5 different social entrepreneurs (including Too Good To Go, Gym Bites and Motus Innovations) that will discuss their journey in developing their enterprises, highlighting their challenges and what they have overcome. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and for networking following the event.

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

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore working in Public Relations. We are delighted to have QM alumni Lisa Dillon who is Director of Communications at Hearst Magazinesand 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.

Civil Service Fast Stream – Diversity Skills Session – 2nd March, 4-5pm

This workshop is about understanding the value of diversity and the importance of being authentic in the workplace. Hear from the Civil Service’s highest-ranking BAME director on how to get to the top while still being yourself. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with a Senior Civil Servant committed to increasing diversity at every level and championing the value of difference. He will discuss ways to build up your personal confidence and develop strategies to succeed at work.

All students are welcome to attend. This event would be of particular interest to QMUL students interested in government, politics, journalism, communication, and diversity and disability issues, and students from BAME backgrounds engaged in societies.

Want to work for a not-for-profit? – 8th March, 2-3.30pm

Frontier, the international volunteering abroad organisation, hosts a one hour workshop on careers in conservation and the benefits of working for a not-for profit. The information workshop will include how you can gain experience in the field via internships and job opportunities both in the UK and abroad. This workshop will take the format of a presentation alongside workshop activities where you will have an insight in to the different roles, what they involve and how to apply for such positions. There will also be an additional 30 minutes for open discussion and Q&A.

Deloitte Tax – from Law to Tax Consulting – 9th March 6.30-7.30pm

Deloitte LLP will be coming to us to discuss a career in Tax at Deloitte, and how the skills developed during your law studies are a great fit for Tax Consultancy. They will be offering further insight into Deloitte and their culture, as well as an introduction to Tax as a career and what you can expect from day to day life as a Tax Consultant. We will talk you through the different career opportunities and pathways into Deloitte Tax, giving you some insight into what to expect from the application process. You will also have the opportunity to ask us any questions you might have about the application process or life at Deloitte in general.


Upcoming events – November/December

Tuesday 6th December

Enterprise: InQUBEate Final Pitches

The final session of our incubator programme, InQUBEate, will be hosted in Central Working, Whitechapel. Students will pitch their business ideas and how they have developed over the course of the previous 8 weeks. If you are thinking of joining next term or want to hear the journey our entrepreneurs have been on, please join us on this evening. Drinks and food will be provided at 6.15pm and pitches will commence at 6.30pm.

Wednesday 7th December

CCLS: Mishcon de Reya: The business of law/commercial awareness

Employers want to see that you understand the context in which law operates – that you have commercial awareness. Nick West, Chief Strategy Officer at Mishcon de Reya, will take you through current and potential future developments that will affect lawyers, the way they work, what they do, and how they do it.

For PG Law students only
Wednesday 7th December
Does the thought of an interview send you into a panic? Have you ever had an interview?
Have you had an interview and want to do better next time? Then come along to this interactive skills clinic, getting some tips and individual practice on how to ‘Impress at Interview’.

Even though we try to source as many internships as possible, one of the best ways to obtain one suitable to your goals is to find it yourself.  We will help you clarify your goals, identify potential sources, and use the best approaches to possibly securing one.

Thursday 8th December

Career Conversations: Careers in International Development

Come and meet QM alumni who work in a range of different areas of International Development – from project management and policy to academia and fundraising. Join us to hear about what their job involves, how they got started and their top tips for getting in to the sector.

Upcoming Events

There are plenty of events still to come this term, and many more opportunities to meet top employers on campus. See careers.qmul.ac.uk/events for the full list of upcoming events and registration details. Read on for some of the highlights coming up in the next 2 weeks …

Focus on Technology

Focus on Technology is our programme of events which explore the range of areas you can pursue in the technology sector.

Focus on Technology: Careers in Technology Panel (join the waiting list)

Monday 17th October: This panel discussion will feature people from a range of organisations (including Bloomberg and Network Rail) and roles, talking about their careers and taking questions from you.

Applications Masterclass, delivered by IBM (waiting list)

Tuesday 18th October: This session led by IBM will look at the application process and give an insight into the things recruiters are looking for on an application.

Morgan Stanley Technology Skills

Wednesday 19th October: Hear from a QMUL alumnus about working in the Technology Division of Morgan Stanley. The workshop will also cover business problem-solving questions and group discussions in assessment centres.

QMUL Technology Fair 2016

Thursday 20th October: The Technology Careers Information Fair is a key way to find out about a range of opportunities in this area. Exhibitors include Accenture, Deloitte, ION Trading, Cancer Research, Alumni by MThree Consulting, Amazon, EDF Trading and many more.


Undergraduate Law: Work Experience & Vacation Schemes: Panel & Networking

Tuesday 18th October: Everything you wanted to know about Vacation Schemes: panel discussion and networking.

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Focus on Finance (3rd-14th October)

Focus on Finance is our programme of events designed to showcase the range of areas in the finance sector you can work in. Over 40 employers will be visiting the campus to
showcase their opportunities to QMUL students and give you a unique insight into their work. From Accounting to Investment Banking and beyond, 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 careers.qmul.ac.uk/events for the full list of upcoming events, and to register your place. Here are a few highlights below, but see the link above for all events.

Tuesday 4th October: ‘Careers in Insurance – Discover Risk’ with The Chartered Insurance Institute

This session focuses on insurance and wealth management – it will include an overview of the Chartered Insurance Institute with case studies from graduates and a Q&A at the end.

Tuesday 4th October: Careers in Accountancy

There are many different strands to accountancy, and this session will look at the types of area you could work in at a large or small firm. The session will also take you through the qualification process, and look at topics like how you fit in ACA qualification with a working life. The event will be led by ICAEW and KPMG.

Tuesday 11th October: Applying for Insight Days and Internships

Attending insight days, and undertaking internships is more or less mandatory for a successful application to a graduate role in the finance sector. This session will go over the essentials of finding relevant work experience and will feature a discussion with current students talking about how they found their placement and what they did. 

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Events, events & more events!

Once again, we have a busy programme of events this autumn term! Events are free to attend for QMUL students 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.
employernetworkingLast year, over 2000 students attended more than 270 events on campus. We worked with a huge range of employers including: Teach First, Bloomberg, Civil Service, Morgan Stanley, Santander, Citi, Deloitte, EDF, HM Treasury, PwC, J.P Morgan, IBM and many more!

Read more about last year’s highlights here.

What’s coming up?

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

* Save the date!* Coming up soon, we have our Focus on Finance (3rd-14th Oct) and Focus on Technology (17th-21st Oct) events:

Focus on Finance is our programme of events designed to showcase the range of areas in the finance sector you can work in. Over 40 employers will be visiting the campus to
showcase their opportunities to QMUL students and give you a unique insight into their work. From Accounting to Investment Banking and beyond this is your opportunity to find out more about the sector, and network with your potential future employer. Look out for the Business & Finance Fair on 11th October, as well as workshops and presentations from Barclays and PwC amongst others.

Focus on Technology is our programme of events which explore the range of areas you can pursue in the technology sector. Events include an applications masterclass from IBM, and a ‘what employers want’ workshop delivered by Accenture. The Technology Fair on 20th October is designed to demonstrate the range of opportunities available in this growing sector, from placements and internships to graduate roles. We’ll be welcoming top employers to campus, including Amazon, Bloomberg and Deloitte amongst others.

* Keep an eye on the Events page for registration details, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on these events *

Why get involved?

  • Demonstrating on your CV/application or interview that you regularly attend relevant events is a great way to make you stand out. It shows enthusiasm and drive, and that you have researched your career ideas.
  • You can discover the realities of working in a particular role, organisation or industry.
  • Enhance your commercial awareness by getting the latest information about what’s happening in the company and industry.
  • Networking opportunities! Making contacts is a useful way of getting information and asking questions – not just from the speakers, but also other participants. They may be able to help you with information, advice or even work experience opportunities in the future.