Careers and Enterprise

Host or attend an event

Employer eventThe Careers and Enterprise team connects thousands of Queen Mary students each year with graduate and early careers recruiters. Taking part in an on-campus event can boost your brand recognition, advertise your vacancies and develop your workforce for the future.

Read on for more information below.

Fairs

Our careers information fairs are the ideal place for organisations to showcase recruitment opportunities, and to meet with our diverse and talented student body. In autumn term we are host to over 150 organisations at the Business & Finance Fair, Law Fair and STEM Fair.

  • Business and Finance Fair - 7th October 2019

A flagship event in our calendar, the Business and Finance Fair continues to connect employers with students looking for graduate schemes, internships and other entry-level opportunities in this growing sector. This event is open to students from all degree disciplines and attracts over 500 attendees each year from across the university.

  • Law Fair, kindly sponsored by Russell-Cooke - 21st and 22nd October 2019

The School of Law at Queen Mary is ranked first in London and third in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018, behind only Oxford and Cambridge. This event continues to connect employers with our award-winning students, looking for opportunities to progress their legal careers. Although aimed at our penultimate and finalist law students, the event is open to all cohorts and attracts over 800 attendees each year.

  • STEM Fair - 28th and 29th October 2019

Our STEM fair has grown from strength to strength and is now one of our largest events in the academic year. Although it is primarily aimed at students in our schools of Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, Physics and Astronomy, Biological and Chemical Sciences, Bioengineering and Maths, the event is open to all students with a passion for science and technology.

  • School of Biological & Chemical Sciences (SBCS) Careers Forum

The SBCS Careers Forum is our conference-style event for students studying in our School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, and organised in partnership with the school. The event focuses on highlighting the range of employment opportunities and the value of skills learnt from these degrees.

This event is free to attend, but we do welcome sponsorship of prizes and sessions.

  • School of Engineering & Material Science (SEMS) Industrial Liaison Forums

There are two Industrial Liaison Forums scheduled for staff and students in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) and the Materials Research Institute (MRI) each academic year.

The aims of this event are to help companies by increasing the amount of collaborative industrially focused work we undertake, and to enhance our students' experience and to help improve their employability.

To find out more, please click here: https://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/ilf/

Skills sessions and workshops

These sessions are run by employers, designed to help students develop useful skills – everything from interview technique and working as a team to developing leadership skills. Skill sessions are a win-win, aiding bring students to develop employability stills for your industry whilst showcasing your firm as an employer of choice.

Alumni panels

Are you a QMUL Alumni? These events are a unique way for you to join a diverse selection of fellow Alumni in an array of career fields to share your story with our current students. This is a great way to help students to build their awareness of the opportunities open to them and build their professional networks.

Diversity events

These sessions are run by employers, designed to help students develop useful skills – everything from interview technique and working as a team to developing leadership skills. Skill sessions are a win-win, aiding bring students to develop employability stills for your industry whilst showcasing your firm as an employer of choice.

The Professional Women’s Roundtable is an initiative to inspire female students and recent graduates to consider careers in sectors where they currently are a minority in the workforce. By connecting with industry professionals and sharing testimonies, we want to support our students in feeling confident to apply for jobs and other opportunities where they might otherwise hesitate. We’re looking for volunteers who can share their career journeys with our students, and offer advice to new applicants.

To discuss any of the above, or to talk to us about creating a new event, contact our events team at careers-events@qmul.ac.uk