International Student Careers Week is coming from 22 February 2021 and is a great chance to discover how to get ahead in work in UK when you’re an international student.
Tues 23 February, 1-3pm
If you are an international student looking for UK work experience, be that an internship, part time work, volunteering or any other kind of work experience, then join this webinar to find out more. You will discover what opportunities are available in the UK, how to identify opportunities and tactics for maximising your chance of success. This webinar is part of International Students week.
Wed 24 February 1-2pm
Would you like to set up a LinkedIn profile? Do you have a LinkedIn profile but don’t know how to use it effectively for your job search? Do you feel LinkedIn can offer more than you are using it for?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, or have any other interest in getting to grips with LinkedIn then come along to this webinar. In it you will learn how to set up a LinkedIn profile and use it to help your search for work experience and graduate jobs. This webinar is designed specifically to support international students, as part of International Students Careers week.
Thurs 25 February, 11-11.45
One of the International Student Advisers from the Advice and Counselling Service will tell you the information we know so far about the Graduate (Post Study Work) Route, they will give an overview of the new Skilled Worker Route (previously Tier 2), and let you know about some other visa options for working after studies, plus remind students of the Student visa requirements during study relating to working.
Thurs 25 February, 1-2pm
This workshop is for international students and will outline how you write a CV and cover letter for use in the UK. You will find out the key components of a CV and cover letter, how to make your application stand out to an employer and how to tailor your CV and cover letter to a particular opportunity. Come along if you want to prepare yourself for using a CV and cover letter to get part time work, work experience or a graduate job. This workshop is part of international student careers week.
Fri 26 February, 12-1pm
The Start-up visa is for early-stage but high potential entrepreneurs who are starting a business in the UK for the first time. To qualify for a visa, applicants must first obtain an endorsement from an approved endorsing body such as Queen Mary.
How do you start your own business in the UK? Are innovation, viability and scalability important when applying for endorsement? How can I improve the quality of my endorsement application?
If you are interested in hearing answers to these questions, join us for at least 2 of the following workshops before submitting your application:
- Workshop 1: Learn more about the Start-up visa and Queen Mary endorsement schemes.
- Workshop 2: Innovation – how to generate ideas and an introduction to the lean canvas.
- Workshop 3: Viability – what makes a business more likely to succeed?
- Workshop 4: Scalability and financials – how to grow your business and understand the money side of your business.
The workshops will be hosted by Enterprise Advisor, Miriam Irungu, from the Queen Mary Careers and Enterprise Team. The Queen Mary Enterprise Team are dedicated to supporting students and graduates who have a keen interest in entrepreneurship. They offer a variety of programmes, events and funding opportunities which help bring ideas to life.
Careers Consultant, School of English and Drama
WG3, Queens Building, Mile End Campus