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Welcome to the Careers area for the School of Business and Management. This area will give you information on career options, application techniques, how you can improve your employment prospects and gain work experience and graduate job vacancies.
See the Careers & Enterprise website to find out more about the support we offer you or drop in to see us, in WG3 (by the Octagon), Queens Building. Check our Knowledge Bank on QMPlus for help with job hunting, interviews, psychometric tests and more.
We offer 20 minute appointments daily, in the Careers & Enterprise centre and Wednesday appointments with Iain McLoughlin in FB 4.28c just for business students. To book please either visit the Careers & Enterprise Centre (WG3 Queens' Building) or telephone us on 0207 882 8533.
What to do from year one to improve your employment prospects
The process of getting a good job when you graduate starts in your first year. When you apply for graduate jobs employers look for evidence from year one of transferable skills gained both from inside and outside your course and some professional work experience. It can sometimes be challenging to balance study and involvement in these things, so read our 'What to do and when' page by clicking here, to help you identify next steps that will work for you.
Watch our video to hear from other students about the on-campus and work experience that they have done:
Internships - vacancies and deadlines
QInterns is the internship service for Queen Mary University students. This involves placing students and recent QM Graduates in short paid internships in both small to medium enterprises and large organisations.
There are many advantages in doing an internships such as:
The School of Business & Management has a dedicated Internships Coordinator that sources exclusive internships opportunities for Business & Management students. These opportunities range from small start-up businesses to large corporate organisations. Opportunities will be posted on the QM Careers website www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/qrecruit and will also be announced on the QMPlus information zone.
Students are also encouraged to find their own internships with many large organisations taking applications for summer internships as early as August/September. Most deadlines are end of Oct - Nov.
Its best to think about the career you want to pursue and then target relevant companies. There are many websites that specifically deal with internships, some useful sites worth visiting are:
If you need any help and support when completing an application for an internship please book an appointment to see a careers consultant. . To book an appointment to see a careers consultant visit www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/book
If you have any questions around internships please contact Helen Green, the Internships Coordinator for the School of Business & Management - email@example.com
SBM QConsult 2018 - Applications close 22 November 2017
QConsult is a 10 week project, where you work in a team for 3 hours/ week to solve a business problem of a QM Department or School. It is a brilliant way to boost your work experience alongside your studies, giving you skills in client focus, commercial awareness, creative thinking, problem solving, team work and decision making. At the end of the project you present your recommendations to the client and get their feedback. If you are interesting in working in consulting this is also a way to explore the idea and gain directly relevant experience.
Students who have undertaken QConsult projects have gone on to work in IBM, Barclays Corporate, Bloomberg and Queen Mary Finance department.
QConsult participant,now working as an Application Specialist at Bloomberg:
QConsult was very helpful as it enabled me to gain some valuable transferable skills. I will be working as an Application Specialist at Bloomberg, where I will be responsible for consulting clients about the Bloomberg products such as the Bloomberg Terminal. The QConsult project helped me to match my skills and experiences with the job description of the new role at Bloomberg. The project helped me to come up with innovative ideas in order to give advice to the client (QM IT department), which is considered to be very essential for the role I applied to. I would recommend every student to take part in this project as it enables you to achieve some valuable skills.
To apply for SBM QConsult 2018, please complete an online application form on Target Connect by Wednesday 22 November: https://tinyurl.com/y8royqc5
Starting a business or social business
Queen Mary Careers & Enterprise provides students and recent graduates with a range of support for their entrepreneurial ideas:
Seed funding – students and recent graduates (up to one year) can apply for up to £5000 of funding through our ‘Try It’ and ‘Grow It’ awards, with opportunities to apply each semester.
1-to-1 enterprise appointments – book in an appointment via the Careers & Enterprise Centre in the Queens’ Building to get advice about developing your business idea. Whatever stage your idea is at we can meet with you and help you to develop it.
Mentors – we’ll try to match you with a mentor from a local start-up to support you through the early stages of setting up your business.
Workspace – students can work on their businesses in the Qube, an on-site bookable space in the Francis Bancroft building.
Workshops – check our website to book onto our practical workshops including business plan writing, pitching, cashflow, and marketing, run each semester.
Competitions – look out for competitions run throughout the year that provide sponsorship to attend external enterprise events.
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) - international students with a credible business idea and relevant entrepreneurial skills can apply for endorsement from Queen Mary to stay in the UK under a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Immigration Permission.
For more details visit www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/students/enterprise
To sign up to these events and more visit: http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/events
Slides from careers workshops 2017-18
Employability Passport Award
A great way to keep on track of everything you do, plan your time and be a strong competitor for opportunities and jobs.
How does it work?
The EPA is open to all undergraduate students.
- Sign up for the EPA here (use the self enrolment option)
- Check the list of EPA activities, choose the ones which are right for you.
- Each activity gives you a number of points – get just 50 each year to pass.
- Finally record a 60 second video on your phone telling us what you have learnt from the EPA this year and upload it to the EPA QMPlus page