Are you a Queen's alum looking for help with a career decision or transition?  Career Services can help with: 

  • Job Postings - to view and apply to job postings, sign in to MyCareer using your Queen's NetID. 
  • Job Search Help - need some help with job search strategy or resources? Wondering if your resume or interview skills are still current?  Check out the Available Jobs and Job Search Tips sections of our our website.
  • Networking & Events - such as Career Fairs and Education Fairs where employers and educators connect with students and alumni in the Queen’s community.  Also, remember to check the networking opportunities through Queen's Connects and at Queen's alumni branches all over the world!
  • Career Advice - through our drop-in career advisingcareer coaching appointments (available to alumni within 1 year of graduation) and a Queen's affinity agreement with Career Joy.  Also, check out the Queen's Alumni Career Support section of the alumni website.
  • Additional Kingston-area Employment Resources - we’ve put together a list of local resources for alumni and other job seekers who do not have direct access to our services.

Rico Garcia

Rico Garcia

Engagement Manager

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

  • Get involved! You develop multiple skills from extracurriculars.
  • Quality over quantity. Choose one or two things you are passionate about and excel at them.
  • If you are passionate about something that isn't on campus, go ahead and create it.
  • Be disciplined and keep a routine.

  • Hosted the CRFC 101.9 FM Weekly Radio Show.
  • Worked as a Residence Life Don and a Senior Don.
  • Chaired the Alma Mater Society Board of Directors.
  • President of Arts & Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS).
  • President of the Queen's Student Alumni Association.
  • Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QISCI) entrepreneurship program.

Get involved in student government!

After his undergrad, Rico started as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. He travelled across the globe for projects and gained experience working in diverse cultures.

Rico also joined the Queen's University Alumni Association (QUAA) immediately after graduation. 7+ years since his graduation, he’s had several different roles.

Check out the QUAA Website!

During his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Rico developed technical skills. He then pursued a Master of Public Policy, where he advanced his transferrable and quantitative skills and gained subject matter expertise.

During his studies, Rico was involved in different student leadership roles where he gained transferrable skills like negotiation, public speaking, leadership, and communication.

Visit the club directory to explore 300+ AMS student clubs!

Rico complemented his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Queen’s University with a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University.

Several of Rico's peers hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Explore credential requirements for prospective careers using the Canada Job Bank’s Job Profiles.

  • Know who you are working with to provide personalized suggestions when consulting.
  • Say yes to opportunities beyond your comfort zone.
  • Focus on fostering human relationships, not a social media presence.
  • Be ready to put in the work, stay open-minded, and don’t be afraid to try new paths when one doesn’t work out.

Kevin Semple

Kevin Semple

Product Manager

Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Get outside of the university bubble.
  • Try new things – don’t be afraid to fail and learn from your mistakes.
  • Build a strong network.
  • Find something outside of school that you enjoy, like a subculture, club, and/or activity.
  • Read textbooks before class.

  • The Queen's Mostly Autonomous Sailboat (QMAS) team.
  • The Queen's African Caribbean Student Association.
  • An Intramural basketball team.
  • The Kinetic Crew.
  • QUIP Internship – Systems Designer at Ericsson.

Learn about Queen’s University Internship Program (QUIP)!

While working for Ericson, Kevin joined a small team of engineers on a 4-month assignment in Stockholm, Sweden. Later, he spent a year with Actua, engaging youths across Canada in STEM workshops.

Kevin went on to work in Vancouver as a Customer Success Manager and Solutions Consultant in the “software as a service” field, before joining Microsoft as a Product Manager.

Book a career appointment to explore options for post-grad.

Kevin’s coursework during his Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering helped him develop problem solving, communication, and writing skills.

As a dancer and head of operations for Queen’s Recreational Breakdance Club, Kevin honed his ability to present himself and engage with an audience.

Review the list of skills and competencies developed during a degree in the “What will I learn?” box of the Major Maps!

Kevin's Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering was coupled with on-the-job training and self-learning.

Educational backgrounds in the Tech industry are diverse and include bachelor, master, or PhD degrees in computer science, engineering or other related fields.

Explore Queen’s Grad Maps!

  • Be prepared to tell your story.
  • Engage with others to connect personally and professionally.
  • Learn to admit when you don't know something.
  • Find something meaningful in your work. I am part of a group focusing on diversity & inclusion at Microsoft.

Andrea Mosher

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Academic Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences

  • Find your personal style of learning.
  • Find a core study group and help each other.
  • Find a good group of friends for support.
  • Undergrad is an opportunity to create great memories and build a strong foundation for your career.

  • Volunteered with ASUS Lost Paws and at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
  • Chaired the Queen’s Women in Science and Engineering organization.
  • Worked as server and caregiver throughout the summer.

Explore the “Summer Job Search Links” tipsheet.

After moving to Calgary for medical school, Andrea joined the Calgary Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA) branch where she was able to meet diverse Queen's alumni from various fields.

Through QUAA, Andrea met a local pediatrician and was able to shadow them in order to learn more about being an MD.

Find your local QUAA branch!

During her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences, Andrea honed her own personal style of acquiring knowledge, which served her well throughout the rest of her academic career.

Andrea's coursework also provided a strong foundation for studying medicine.

Check out Queen’s Student Academic Success Services!

After her undergrad, Andrea pursued the Leaders in Medicine MD and PhD program at the University of Calgary. She then completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at McMaster University.

All physicians need a Doctor of Medicine degree (MD).

Learn more from our “Applying to Medical School” Tipsheet.

  • Seek contributions from all team members as diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable.
  • Do not wish away where you are; soak in the present moment and be grateful.
  • The vision you have for yourself evolves over time. You may reach the same endpoint through a different journey than you anticipated.

Stacy Kelly

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Non-profit Executive

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy

  • Be open to opportunities as your path is not always linear.
  • I wish I had done an overseas adventure, like an exchange.
  • Take mixed electives in other subjects to broaden your knowledge base.

  • President of the Kingston Student Housing Cooperative and sat on the Main Campus Residence Council.
  • Joined Model UN.
  • Joined Ontario Public Interest Research Group.
  • Joined the Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA).
  • Founded the Adventure Camp at the Arts & Science Undergraduate Society.

Review current job postings with the job board on MyCareer.

Stacy worked as a Program Manager and later as an Advancement Officer for Smith School of Business, before becoming a Senior Campaign Officer for Queen’s. Next, he moved to Toronto for 11 years to lead Alumni Relations & Development for OCAD University, followed by taking on the role as Director of Philanthropy for The 519. He is back in Kingston as Executive Director of Community Foundation for Kingston & Area.

Explore Queen’s Alumni Chapters!

Stacy's community involvement outside of the classroom helped him develop his transferable skills. At Queen’s, Stacy published in the peer-reviewed The Undergraduate Review and the Queen's Anti-Racism Review which improved his research, communication, and writing abilities.

Check out the Queen's Journal and the Undergraduate Review!

Stacy complemented his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy with graduate studies in Education at Queen's and a "Leading with Foresight" certificate from OCAD University.

Educational backgrounds vary and may include post-secondary degrees or certificates in a related field.

See the workshops Career Services offers in the MyCareer events calendar, including their Graduate School workshop!

  • Always be ethical, stand up by voicing your concerns, and lead by example.
  • You need wisdom to know what you need to accomplish, so seek out advice from experts.
  • Know yourself, your goals, and your aspirations.
  • Your boss may not always be your leader and mentor.

Allison Williams

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Staff Lawyer

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Studies, Women's Studies

  • Prioritize your personal well-being and be kind to yourself.
  • Take advantage of everything the university offers that is of interest to you.
  • Be open and willing to change your academic path as you develop and discover your interests

  • A Queen's Residence Don.
  • A Clark Hall Pub staff member.
  • The Alma Mater Society - Food Bank Manager.
  • The Alma Mater Society - Social Issues Commissioner.
  • President of the Queen's Student Alumni Association.
  • Summer internship with Countdown to Queen’s.

Check out the Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP).

  • A yearlong TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Fellowship.
  • Summered as an Ian Scott Public Interest Intern for the Grand Council of Treaty #3 Women's Council.
  • Participated in Immigration & Refugee Intensive Program.
  • Completed articles at the Office of the Children's Lawyer and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016. 
  • Worked in private practice for a few years before joining Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY).

Through her coursework, Allison enhanced her skills in critical thinking, scenario analysis, time management, and organization.

She was also exposed to a variety of perspectives, which helped her reflect on important societal issues, like gender equity.


Allison completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and Women's Studies at Queen’s, and a Master of Political Studies at the University of Toronto. Allison then went on to pursue her Juris Doctor (JD) degree at Osgoode Hall Law School.

To become a lawyer, one must complete a JD or a Bachelor of Law and pass the barrister and solicitor examinations.

Check out the ‘Applying to Law School’ tipsheet.

  • Never underestimate the importance of networking with people in your field.
  • It is okay to change your professional course.
  • Seeking out a professional career coach is a helpful resource.
  • Get out of your comfort zone and be willing to take on different opportunities.

Book a resume or cover letter appointment today!

Hannah Lee

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Medical Student

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences

  • Always ask for feedback. Constructive criticism is truly the best way to learn and grow.
  • Be intentional with your time and dedicate some to your passions and interests.
  • Pulling an all-nighter is never worth it.

  • ASUS – Community Outreach Commissioner.
  • Peer Support Center Volunteer.
  • Summer Jobs – daycare employee and hockey instructor. 
  • Research with Queen’s Public Health Department.
  • Internship with Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

Learn about student research opportunities, funding and resources online.

As a medical student, Hannah worked on a qualitative research project with local physicians and the Indigenous Wellness Council to describe how COVID disproportionately impacted marginalized groups in Kingston. She is also combining two interests in neonatal care and palliative care with a research project in the Department of Pediatrics.

Check out Queen’s Connects Career Network for Students and Alumni on LinkedIn to build your professional network!

While balancing her course load and extracurriculars, Hannah gained time-management skills and learned how to delegate and prioritize tasks. She also gained conflict resolution skills in her leadership roles.

Reflect on your transferrable skills with the Queen’s Skills Cards.

While completing her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences, Hannah completed student courses from the Human Rights and Equity Office on positive space, anti-oppression, and suicide prevention.

Explore courses for students from the Human Rights and Equity Office.

  • Remind yourself that you deserve your place and that your mentors were once where you are. 
  • Many people will experience imposter syndrome. It is often challenging to seek out opportunities or ask to be included, but it’s always okay to advocate for yourself.
  • It is okay to make mistakes because mistakes are one of the best ways to learn. Making a mistake is better than not trying.

Recruitment & Hiring Help

Career Services offers a range of ways to help you hire for part-time, summer, after-graduation, contract and internships positions.  They include: 

  • Job Postings: Post part-time, summer jobs, after-graduation jobs & contract jobs for Queen’s students and alumni 
  • QUIP (Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program): Hire undergraduate Queen's students to spend 12-16 months in paid, full-time internships with your organization
  • Attend a fair: Join us for one of our annual Career Fairs to meet eager and talented Queen’s University students and alumni
  • Hold an event: Come on campus to connect with, inform and hire students and alumni