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International students careers week, 15–19 February 2016

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Are you an international student? We know thinking about your career can be both exciting and scary, but don’t worry. QMUL is holding a week of careers events just for you. All events are at the Mile End campus.


Monday 15 February
1 – 2pm                                 Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa, led by Careers & Enterprise
Bancroft Building 1.13a

This session is for students who would like to find out more information about getting sponsored to start their own business in the UK on the Tier 1 entrepreneur visa.

5.30 – 6.30pm                     Tier 5 UKISIS: a new scheme for your future, led by UKISIS
Engineering 3.25

UKISIS provide visa sponsorship for Chinese nationals and Chinese speaking students from overseas countries to work for up to a year in the UK under the Tier 5 visa category.  Find out how this scheme works and how you can apply to it to get short term work in the UK.

 

Tuesday 16 February
5.15 – 6.45pm                     Working in the UK after graduation, led by Careers & Enterprise and Advice & Counselling
Bancroft Building 1.13
This workshop will give you an understanding of how the recruitment process operates in the UK, the timeline for applying to jobs and what employers are looking for. You will also get information on visa regulations for working after study.

 

Wednesday 17 February
1 – 2.30pm                           Tier 5 visas for UK employment, led by Access Tier 5
Bancroft Building 1.02.6                                

Access Tier 5 provide visa sponsorship to any non-EEA graduates to undertake work experience with UK employers by sponsoring them under the Tier 5 visa category. Find out more about this scheme and how you can get short term work in the UK through it.  

 

Thursday 18 February           
1 – 2pm                                   LinkedIn Lab, led by Careers & Enterprise
Bancroft Building 1.15a

In this practical workshop you will learn how to build your profile and use the key features of LinkedIn for networking and job search in the UK and overseas.  

5 – 6:30pm                           Getting internships and work in the USA, led by Parenthese
Bancroft Building 3.40

This session is for those who are looking to work in the USA. In it Parenthese will outline their J-1 visa scheme for students who wish to gain a summer job, a student internship or an internship after graduation in the United States.  You will learn how to search for and apply to opportunities through the scheme.

 

Friday 19 February                 
1 – 2pm                                Improve your English for UK job interviews, led by the Language centre
Bancroft Building 3.26
This workshop will look at the type of language you need to use in UK job interviews.  It will raise your awareness of language commonly used in interviews and will look at some model answers.  There will also be an opportunity for you to practice your answers.

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