Preparing you for employment: placements, careers and employability, and start-up support If you are considering postgraduate study, you probably already have a clear view of how you’d like your current career to progress or are exploring ways of changing career. Whatever your intention, we offer the support you need to develop your career. Our professionally relevant courses aim to enhance the everyday lives of individuals. By choosing to study at QMU, you are preparing yourself for a career that provides job satisfaction and contributes to the wellbeing of society. With the job market becoming increasingly competitive, we want to ensure that our graduates are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills required to progress in their chosen field. Your career options Many of our postgraduate courses are aimed at those already working in a specific field, enhancing their ability to gain promotion or move into a management position. As our pre-registration courses allow people to move into a brand new field, graduates from these should expect to start in a junior position, although career progression can often be accelerated. 18 Careers and Student Employment Service You may have clear ideas about your chosen career. On the other hand, you may be uncertain which direction to take or even what your options are. Our Careers and Employability service supports all students regardless of degree discipline, level of study, or stage in career planning. Our team of professionally qualified advisers work closely with each subject area to ensure that support is tailored to your needs. The Employability Centre provides a comfortable space to conduct your career research and to chat with members of the careers team on a ‘drop-in’ basis. You can attend seminars and workshops on topics such as CV writing and preparing for interviews and our annual recruitment fair puts you directly in touch with employers. You will also be able to access the University’s learning intranet platform, and QMU’s Careers and Employability Facebook and Twitter accounts. In addition, our QMU online vacancy service provides you with access to part-time jobs, seasonal work, voluntary work, internships and graduate opportunities.