Tapping into the potential of QUB students and graduates

18 May 2022 Sandra Bailie    Last updated: 18 May 2022

Would you like to attract students and graduates to your organisation? This article outlines some ways that you can involve undergraduates and graduates from Queen's University Belfast(QUB) as interns, student placements or members staff.

Attract student and graduate talent from Queen’s

Queen’s University students and graduates can bring more than academic excellence to your organisation. The Careers, Employability and Skills team at Queen’s are focused on producing well-rounded individuals, equipped with transferable skills - such as communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork and leadership - that really help graduates thrive in the modern workplace. 

Through the University’s DegreePlus award, Queen’s students have the opportunity to gain formal recognition of the employability skills they have acquired during their time at University, for example, through volunteering, work or study abroad, leadership programmes and membership of clubs and societies.

Social issues are high on the student agenda

The current generation of students and graduates are particularly attracted to careers in the public and not-for-profit sectors because they are proactive about driving the change they want to see in the world. From racial injustice to prioritising the environment, they want to work on issues that have a real impact on society. Increasingly, graduates are making decisions about the type of work they want to do and the type of organisations they want to work for based on their personal values. The voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland therefore holds a lot of appeal, particularly for those students pushing for societal change.

Get your organisation noticed

The Employer Engagement Team at Queen's is committed to connecting employers with student and graduate talent through careers fairs, campus events and insight experience opportunities. Their bespoke service offers solutions for all your recruitment needs, whether you have a graduate role, internship or placement to fill. In order to promote your vacancies and opportunities,  raise student awareness of your organisation and even shape the skills development of talented students, it is recommended that you set up a profile on MyFuture, the University’s career management portal accessible to 24,000+ students and graduates.

My Future portal

Register your organisation on MyFuture here.  Alternatively, please contact us via email at [email protected] and we will arrange a quick meeting to understand your needs.




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by Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

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