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“We benefited greatly from the Business Innovation Zone. Aside from free access to office space and equipment, we have also received advice from experts from Business Gateway, as well as academic and support staff at Queen Margaret University.” Michal Korzonek BA (Hons) Film and Media graduate At QMU there are countless opportunities for you to hone your skills and experience, making you highly attractive to future employers and equipping you to compete in the jobs market. Another great way to strengthen your CV is getting involved in the Students’ Union – whether it be through volunteering, becoming a member of the Student Parliament or representation team, or contributing to the student newspaper. This is a great way to strengthen your CV. Paid internships and other extracurricular opportunities (see pages 16 & 17) can develop your skills and confidence, helping you stand out from the crowd and enhancing your employability. Part-time or holiday employment Many students opt to obtain part-time work throughout their studies or something with more full-time hours over the summer break. Whether you want something specifically related to your studies, or just a bit of extra cash, our Careers and Employability team can provide you with information on part-time jobs and seasonal work. Due to the location of the University, there are numerous opportunities for employment in Edinburgh, Musselburgh and the surrounding areas. Quick fact We are top in Scotland and third in the UK for employment of our graduate leavers. *Source: July HESA 2017 14