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Not only are placement opportunities an invaluable tool in the learning process, they can also help students towards their future career. By gaining real-world experience, our students are more prepared for the working world and can often find their placements help them with job opportunities. Getting a ‘foot on the ladder’ while at university can help secure a job in the future, and the network of contacts you build can prove invaluable over time. More information on the placement opportunities in each course can be found on the individual course pages. Many of the student case studies in this prospectus and on our website also mention placement experiences. Internships We offer a number of internships through Santander Universities which give students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience — see pages 16-17 for more information. Careers and employability You may have clear ideas about what career you are heading for. On the other hand, you may be uncertain which direction to take or even what your options are. The Careers and Employability team at QMU assists 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. Our 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. Our annual recruitment fair puts you directly in touch with employers, and our Employer Mentoring Programme helps you gain an invaluable insight into the graduate world of work. You can access the Careers and Employability Team online through the University’s learning intranet platform, and their Facebook and Twitter accounts. In 13 addition, our QMU online vacancy service provides you with access to part-time jobs, seasonal work, voluntary work, internships and graduate opportunities. As a QMU graduate you can continue to receive support from us throughout your career. For more information about Careers and Employability, visit our website at www.qmu.ac.uk/campus-life/careers-and- employability Strengthen your CV We recognise that it is not just your qualification that employers will take into account when interviewing and selecting candidates. We have worked hard to ensure that our courses also enhance your employability by providing opportunities for you to reflect on your learning and skills, recognising your key strengths and developing areas you wish to enhance. Many of our courses also provide opportunities to engage actively with employers not only through formal practical placements, but also through guest lectures or \[ܛX[ܝ[]Y\