Queen's University Belfast
Please comment on the support you’ve had from the careers services, the type of employers that present and recruit on campus, the effectiveness of the alumni network, as well as fairs and on-campus recruitment activity.
"I attended an employability course called 'get employment ready' and the law faculty sometimes holds drinks mixers for students to meet with corporate law company representatives."
"There is an annual fair for engineering and there are staff in the student guidance centre to help you write your CV. The lectures on my course have also offered occasional help with career advice."
"I find the careers service have a narrow view of the career each degree is equipping you for and try to fit you into that box. The employers that present on campus are all private industry so there's not much point attending if you're not interested in those specific careers."
"The careers service offers talks regularly. It is up to you to make the effort though so you get out what you put in."
"Careers events only happen once a year or so and there's not a wide variety of employers. Most seem to be looking to fill IT jobs."
"I have had many careers talks and seminars and get frequent emails about job fairs and opportunities that I can take advantage of."
"There are lots of employers present at careers fairs throughout the year."
"The careers service has plenty of study tours available for students to help them get ready for a job."
"They check our CVs, tell us about placements and jobs, provide help with interviews and organise talks from companies."
"I've completed an employability workshop and have had limited career advice so far in my first year."