Careers, Summer Research Internships and Employer Placements

SEPnet Summer Employer and Research Placements

The South East Physics network SEPnet, of which QM is a partner, offers paid summer placements with a wide variety of employers, as well as summer research internships with other partners in the network (Royal Holloway, Sussex, Southampton, Kent, Surrey, Portsmouth, Open University and Hertfordshire). For further information on these and closing dates please contact Arabella Nock (arabella.nock@qmul.ac.uk). See also the SEPnet website. Case studies and further information are in this booklet. – this booklet is an older one but we don’t have a pdf of the new one and there are no dates on it (by design)

General Information

The University of London Careers Advisory Service is available to all students of the College, with assistance spanning a further 3 years after graduation. The task of its professional advisers is to help students choose a career, to assist them to present themselves favourably to prospective employers, to liaise with employers of graduates and to provide facilities for employer/student networking

The Careers Advisory Service is located in the Queens' Building room WG3 (020 7882 8533) and is open from 09.30 to 17.00, Monday to Thursday, during term time. It can be contacted by e-mail at careers@qmul.ac.uk. Times may differ during the vacations so check before traveling. Students are strongly advised to contact the Careers Advisory Service early in their first year, to familiarise themselves with the events available and to arrange a preliminary interview. Careers Information resources are available on such areas as possible employers, recruitment interviews (at appropriate times of the year) and careers seminars. Numerous vacancies are also advertised individually or in bulletins produced by the University of London Careers Advisory Service Central Office. The Careers service also offers the jobs portal – Job Online. https://jobonline.thecareersgroup.co.uk/careersgroup/student/

Module Selection and Career Prospects

In planning their programmes of study, students are advised to keep their eventual careers in mind. Around one third of our graduates go on to higher degrees, taking a Masters or PhD. This opens up higher level careers in research, academic work, and business. A good BSc or MSci degree in Physics is widely respected by employers and graduates rapidly find employment and career progression in area such as finance, teaching, management, instrumentation (sensors, interfacing, control), telecommunications, IT, computer software and hardware, materials (from transistors to magnetic materials), commerce and management.

Although it is not essential that a student takes every module appropriate to his or her eventual career, a general familiarity with the area can greatly help at interviews.

Juno Champion

 The school holds Juno Champion status, the highest award of this IoP scheme to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.

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