Being in your last year of university, the question hits you: What do I do when I leave? Unless if you’ve had a clear career plan from a young age, you are probably in the majority pool of students who are still undecided. At the time of applying and deciding your next steps, there are a few options:
Not everyone knows what it is like working in a start up, especially what experience and skills are required to land a job in one. Helping you to overcome this problem, Monkfeet & Queen Mary University are holding a panel with a panel of founders and employees of start-ups.
The aim of this event is to overcome the misconceptions of what it really is like to work in a start up providing you with information on the culture, types of work and environment of start-ups.
Rif Kiamil, CEO of FoodIt. Rif has worked in the food sector for over 12 years. He founded FoodIt over 1 year ago and knows exactly what he looks for in his new recruits. Rif also organises Google Cloud Platform Meet Ups.
Ievers Shier, Head of Core Product at Gumtree & now working for Adzuna, a recruiting firm. Ievers has also worked for Rightmove.co.uk
Jonathon May, Founder of Hubbub. Jonathon has a passion for seeing young businesses and projects succeed. Hubbub was a finalist for the Shell Live Wire Awards in 2012. Hubbub is a crowdfunding platform for universities, charities and other fundraisers.
Cary Curtis, Founder of Give a Grad a Go. Cary took a career u-turn after 10 years in the financial sector, choosing to set up graduate recruitment agency Give A Grad A Go. He started the business from his living room in 2009, with the idea of bridging the gap between small businesses and high-calibre grads.
Yasmin Desai – a recent QMUL graduate and blogger of The Start Up Girl. Yasmin has worked in 5 start-ups and is currently Head of Business Development at Monkfeet, a small start up based at the popular co-working space, Rainmaking Loft. Yasmin found her first start up role through Queen Mary Careers and has fell in love with working in start-ups ever since.
The panel is from 6pm 25th November at Queen Mary Uni, pizza provided! https://qmuljobinastartup.eventbrite.co.uk