Students, you may have just started your course at Queen’s recently or you may be nearing the finish line. Either way, you may have heard of the Careers, Employability & Skills section in Academic & Student Affairs. If you haven’t, read on.
If you have heard about the Careers, Employability & Skills section, read on anyway as you might learn something new. Today’s blog post continues on our theme of Digital Spaces in QOL (Academic & Student Affairs and under the section Student Support & Development) for Students. Last week, we covered Widening Participation.
What is Careers, Employability & Skills?
This is a department in Queen’s. Their mission statement is:
We’ll help you set career goals, communicate your worth to employers and equip you with the skills you need to stand out in the competitive global job market. The skills we help you build, will benefit you forever.Career, Employability and Skills @ QUB
If you’re not sure why you should consult the Careers, Employability & Skills section, here’s some statistics from previous years:
What does Careers, Employability & Skills offer?
Deirdre Lynskey explains how you can benefit from the careers service at Queen’s:
Why should I use the careers service?
We’re glad you asked. Here’s the 10 reasons why you should (click on the button below):
There’s many services available to you as students, such as:
- taking part in an event or programme
- access advice on CVs and interviews
- find a job through MyFuture
- develop your employability
- make your extra-curricular activities count with Degree Plus
- book an online consultation
So many opportunities. Do consider exploring what the Career, Employability and Skills section has to offer. Explore this section of Queen’s Online to find out about Global Opportunities, Career Events, Industry Insights and International Student Support.
Don’t just take our word for it though, why not read what other students have to say about their experiences in their latest blogs:
- My internship with Queen’s International Office
- Inside my virtual internship with the British Council
- Ten things I wish I’d known in my first year
- Finding the confidence to launch my own business
This is only a few of the blogs from past students and there’s oodles more that you can read. They’re inspiring and you could feature in a future blog post too. Let’s take a look at MyFuture.
What is MyFuture?
This is an online careers management tool (available via the web or as a downloadable App for Apple or Android (Search for Queen’s University Belfast)). Students can search and apply for jobs, book onto careers-enhancing programmes, register for events and to access one-to-one careers support.
The benefits of using MyFuture means students can:
- upload and update their CV
- search for relevant events of interest
- practice interview skills
- book careers consultations, and
- receive updates automatically
Why not watch the video below to find out more:
Next week, we will look more Intranet options on Queen’s Online and International Student Support (Academic & Student Affairs and under Student Support & Development).
Remember, the DigiKnow blog posts are released at noon on a Monday.
Please do join us then to learn more and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @MDBSelearn.