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EmpFest20 12-23 October 2020 Programme

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19-23 October 2020 Week 4

Monday 19 October

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#EmpFest20 - Preparing for the Virtual Careers Fair
This year's careers fair will take place via the free CareerFair Plus app where you can view exhibitor profiles, the opportunities on offer and book 1-2-1 chats with recruiters in a virtual meeting room. This session covers a few practical basics such as where to find the exhibitor list and how to book a 10 min appointment, but also how to do your research and what to talk about!
10:00 10:30
#EmpFest20 - Video Interview Skills
As more employers use online tools in their recruitment process learn how to present yourself well in a video interview.
11:00 12:00
#EmpFest20 - Talk about your skills
Employers want to hear about communication, teamwork, leadership, writing, researching, analysis, problem solving, confidence, creativity, critical reflection, global and cultural awareness, integrity and accountability, intellectual curiosity and resilience. Find out how to talk about your skills to employers.
12:00 12:30
#EmpFest20 - Unlocked Graduates: Alternative Careers: Career in Criminal Justice

Want a graduate job that makes a difference? Unlocked Graduates aims to change the prison system through rehabilitation. Our participants work on the front line to impact society every day with their outstanding work. Find out how YOU could be part of the movement by tuning in to this presentation!

13:00 14:00
#EmpFest20 - APM: Project Management Insight
An insight into project management from a project professional, Daniel Pollitt. Find out more about the Association for Project Management, the professional body that represents the profession and Daniel's experiences so far.
14:30 15:00
#EmpFest20 - How to find a graduate job
This session will focus on the graduate recruitment cycle, including graduate schemes and the assessment methods used by recruiters. It will also cover career planning during your time at university and top tips when creating an application!
15:30 16:30
#EmpFest20 - Bright Network: Tackling Virtual assessment centres
Assessment centres can be daunting, especially if you’ve never attended one before and with the shift to a more digitally focused world, recruiters are also moving to digital platforms to assess their candidates. Our careers experts Jake and Shelly are here to give you their top insights on how to successfully navigate the different tasks you’ll face during virtual assessment centres. In this session you’ll gain the key skills to tackle these tasks confidently, learn how to maintain professionalism and impress firms (virtually!), as well as boost your overall employability.
16:00 17:00
#EmpFest20 - Video Interview Skills
As more employers use online tools in their recruitment process learn how to present yourself well in a video interview.
16:30 17:30

 

Tuesday 20 October

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University of Kent Virtual Careers Fair

The Virtual Careers Fair is an opportunity for students of all degree subjects to meet with exhibitors offering a variety of graduate and undergraduate opportunities, ranging from Graduate Schemes, Year in Industry placements and Summer Internships to Insight Days.

Download the CareerFair Plus app for free to browse the exhibitors and book 1-2-1 chats with recruiters in a virtual meeting room. Appointments are being offered throughout the day so students can choose a time that suits them. 

The exhibitor list is on the CareerFairPlus app now.

Bookings for 1-2-1 appointments will open on the CareerFairPlus app on 1 October 2020.


10:00 16:00

 

Wednesday 21 October

21-Oct
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#EmpFest20 - Hays: How to stand out - Job Applications

This session will involve tips and advice on how to stand out from the crowd when applying for an opportunity in a competitive market. From application to interview. Q and A session available at the end.

09:00 10:00
#EmpFest20 - Creating a Professional Online Presence
Have you reviewed your digital footprint, and what it says about you to employers? What online tools are you using to raise your profile? This session will help you make sure you are presenting your best digital self when job hunting.
10:00 11:00
#EmpFest20 - SSPSSR: Year in Professional Practice (Placement)

This session is to introduce students to the Year in professional practice. It aims to equip students with all the information they require to help them make an informed decision about undertaking a placement year and the support available to them.

12:00 13:00
#EmpFest20 - Selection tests
Often referred to as Psychometric tests, graduate recruiters often use verbal/numerical/logical reasoning, situational judgement, personality and game-based tests as part of their selection process. Find out more about these tests and to learn about Graduates First, an online facility where Kent students can practise them.
12:00 13:00
#EmpFest20 - Frontline: Insight into Social Work and impacting wider society
Frontline is a social work charity working to ensure that all children in England have a safe and stable home, and that their life chances are not limited by their social or family circumstance. 
Gain an insight into social work, what social workers do and learn more about what roles and career paths you can take as a children and family social worker.
13:00 14:00
#EmpFest20 - How to get started with LinkedIn
Not joined LinkedIn? It is one of the most useful places to network. Find out how to get started with the basics.
13:30 14:00
#EmpFest20 - ASPIRE Business Start-Up Journey Launch
Find out more about the University’s flagship student start-up support programme at our inspirational launch. Hear from high-profile entrepreneurs and fellow students about how they started their business. Learn more about the Business Start-Up Journey’s mix of interactive workshops and one-to-one advice sessions which will guide you through starting your own business.
14:00 16:00
#EmpFest20 - School of Politics: Alumni Careers Panel
A panel of Kent Politics Alumni will talk about their careers followed by a Q&A session with students.
14:00 15:00
#EmpFest20 - Careers in Defence for non-STEM students

Join a panel of defence sector representatives, including Kent alumni, who will share their experiences about working in defence, discuss the opportunities available and the value that non-STEM graduates provide in their workplaces. Q+A with representatives from BAE, Dstl and Janes as well as Jack Radford (Military History), a returning placement student. Particularly suitable for Humanities/History, Business, Economics, SECL, SSPSSR, Psychology and all non-STEM

15:30 16:30
#EmpFest20 - The University of Law: Solicitor Series

Our Solicitor Series workshop will help you stand out in Vacation Scheme and Training Contract applications.  We'll cover questions including, what type of firm is right for me? What type of Law would I enjoy practising? And What types of tasks would I expect as a trainee Solicitor?

16:00 17:30

 

Thursday 22 October

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#EmpFest20 - Creating a great CV

This presentation will cover the do's and don'ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter, including how to structure a CV and how to make an impact!

11:00 12:00
#EmpFest20 - L'Oreal Virtual skills session
In this event we will cover information about L'Oreal as a company and an employer, how the current climate has affected the wider business as a whole and everything in regards to what employers look for at Assessment Centre's and how you can stand out from the crowd.
11:00 12:30
#EmpFest20 - Uptree: Interview skills
Interactive workshop for all students who want to develop their employability skills, particularly for an interview. We will look at interview technique and how to sell yourself to an employer, applicable to all industry types.

Uptree partner with a wide range of different companies to give you the most up-to-date career information. Join this event to hear about upcoming opportunities and events from top companies such as PwC, Clifford Chance, IBM and GSK.
12:00 13:00
#EmpFest20 - Bank of England: Virtual Assessment Centre Skills Session
This skills session will cover all of the skills required from an ideal candidate applying to any of the Bank of England Future Talent programmes. We will be running through a typical application process and any hints and tips for completing a virtual assessment centre. https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/careers/early-careers/our-programmes   
13:00 14:00
#EmpFest20 - How good is your LinkedIn profile?
Have you heard of LinkedIn, but you are unsure how it works? Or maybe you have a LinkedIn profile, but you would like to grow your network? In this interactive session an Adviser provide advice on creating and developing an effective profile, as well as discuss the tools you can use to expand your connections!
14:30 15:30
#EmpFest20 - Developing resilience in the recruitment process
What is resilience in relation to the recruitment process and steps to develop this vital skill
16:00 17:00
#EmpFest20 - Marketing and Business Alumni give their experiences
Hear from four Marketing or Business Alumni who graduated in 2019 about their experiences in the following work places:
Harvard Communications - Marketing Executive for the technology and media industry https://www.harvard.co.uk/
Nomad Foods - Europe's largest Frozen food company - Consumer Insights analyst role https://www.nomadfoods.com/careers/
L’Oréal Paris - 6 month internship
Ogilvy - who work with one in five of the UK's top 100 brands - Brand Strategist and Planner - https://ogilvy.co.uk/have-career
18:00 19:00

 

Friday 23 October

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#EmpFest20 - Finding disability confident employers
Employers are showing more and more that they are inclusive, and positive about creating a diverse workforce. What should you look for in an employer? This session will help you find disability confident employers and what to look for when considering applying for a job or placement.

09:00 10:00
#EmpFest20 - Networking online
Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their personal and professional life. This skill could possibly help you land your dream job and become close with the leaders in your industry. This workshop will cover the benefits of networking, how to prepare for an online event and how to get the most out of networking.
10:30 11:30
#EmpFest20 - FDM: Top tips for virtual and video interviews

With more and more businesses utilising online platforms to conduct interviews, we have created a session with helpful tips to help with your success!
In this session we will cover the FDM onboarding process, what a strength based interview is and what it looks like and how to prepare for a virtual/video interview, this will be followed by a Q&A to answer any questions you may have.

12:00 13:00
#EmpFest20 - Step into social and market research

Meet Hollie Gibson who graduated last year with a masters in Sociology. She now works for BMG, a social and market research agency that predominantly works with public sector clients. Her role as Graduate Research Executive involves assisting with all elements of research, including fieldwork, analysis and report writing. Her aim is to uncover the story behind data! In this session she will talk about how she got her job and her experiences so far. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

12:00 13:00
#EmpFest20 - Creating a great CV

This presentation will cover the do's and don'ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter, including how to structure a CV and how to make an impact!

13:30 14:30
#EmpFest20 - BAE Systems - Virtual Mock Interviews
BAE Systems is hosting virtual mock interviews designed to provide students with real world experience of what to expect applying to jobs during this pandemic.
The interviews are approximately 15 minutes and professional feedback on both performance as well as your CV is provided within a week.
There are three jobs roles to which you can apply for – Computing, Engineering or Business.
Details of how to apply are on the TargetConnect event listing

14:00 16:00
#EmpFest20 - Selection tests
Often referred to as Psychometric tests, graduate recruiters often use verbal/numerical/logical reasoning, situational judgement, personality and game-based tests as part of their selection process. Find out more about these tests and to learn about Graduates First, an online facility where Kent students can practise them.

15:00 16:00

 

12-16 October 2020 Week 3

Monday 12 October

12-Oct 12-Oct
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#EmpFest20 - Creating a great CV

This presentation will cover the do's and don'ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter, including how to structure a CV and how to make an impact!

10:00 11:00
#EmpFest20 - ASPIRE Business Start-Up Journey - Ideas Hack
Where do entrepreneurs get their inspiration to start a business? Join ASPIRE to discover how starting a business can be built on solving problems in the world around us and how developing entrepreneurial skills  can enhance your employability. Learn more about the Business Start-Up Journey and its support for student start-ups.
11:00 12:00
#EmpFest20 - Preparing for the Virtual Careers Fair
This year's careers fair will take place via the free CareerFair Plus app where you can view exhibitor profiles, the opportunities on offer and book 1-2-1 chats with recruiters in a virtual meeting room. This session covers a few practical basics such as where to find the exhibitor list and how to book a 10 min appointment, but also how to do your research and what to talk about!
11:30 12:00
#EmpFest20 - South East Water: The use of psychometric testing in selection, recruitment and career development
Join Organisational Development Advisor Millie Wilson online to learn about the use of psychometric testing in recruitment and career development. This session will cover how you can prepare to take a psychometric test, how we decide who is the best ‘fit’ for a role and how you can use feedback from psychometric testing in all areas of your life. You will leave this webinar with a set of free tools to learn more about yourself and what your results may look like.
12:00 13:00
#EmpFest20 - Creating a Professional Online Presence
Have you reviewed your digital footprint, and what it says about you to employers? What online tools are you using to raise your profile? This session will help you make sure you are presenting your best digital self when job hunting.
13:00 14:00
#EmpFest20 - How to Ace a Virtual Interview

With many employers resuming their hiring process, most interviews will be conducted virtually by the recruiter via video. This also means it will be ‘first’ for many graduates which may add pressure to the already daunting application process.  Join this session if you want to gain the best advice on how to prepare and succeed in your video interview and engage with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

14:00 15:00
#EmpFest20 - Enterprise Rent A Car - 15 Years Times Top Employer For Women, How do they do it?

Enterprise Rent A Car - 15 Years Times Top Employer For Women, How do they do it? Join this session to hear from females who have worked their way up and how they find working in male dominated industry. You will also hear about the fast track Graduate Management Training Programme and what it's like to work at Enterprise Rent A Car. You wont want to miss this session!                               

15:00 16:00
#EmpFest20 - Student Circus: Job Search for International Students
This session will include helping international students navigate the job market. We will cover the following:

• Our journey from intl students to Entrepreneurs in the UK
• What is the current job environment (economy, sector specific)
• Timelines to follow for visas
• Tier-2 employer screening (how to find the right employers)
• Options post Tier-4 expiry (apart from Tier 2, there are many options)
• Tips & Tricks (making sure students don't trip over simple mistakes, employer feedback & easy ways to be noticed)
• Q&A at the end
15:00 16:00
#EmpFest20 - Bright Network: Networking and taking advantage of opportunities
Networking is an essential part of securing your dream graduate role, allowing you to build your knowledge of industries and the range of employers and roles within them. As the key applications season approaches, it is more important than ever that you know how to network effectively, taking advantage of every potential opportunity that arises. By joining this event you will be able to develop the skills you need to network confidently and effectively, both online and offline.
16:00 17:00
#EmpFest20 - Global Skills Award introductory evening
An introduction to the Global Skills Award from the Dean of the Graduate and Researcher College.  A chance to virtually meet other students who are also enrolled upon the programme and to learn exactly what is on offer and what is expected of you.
18:00 19:00

 

Tuesday 13 October

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#EmpFest20 - How to get started with LinkedIn
Not joined LinkedIn? It is one of the most useful places to network. Find out how to get started with the basics.
09:00 09:30
#EmpFest20 - Finding disability confident employers
Employers are showing more and more that they are inclusive, and positive about creating a diverse workforce. What should you look for in an employer? This session will help you find disability confident employers and what to look for when considering applying for a job or placement.
10:00 11:00
#EmpFest20 - Civil Service Fast Stream Application Process
The Fast Stream is the Civil Service’s flagship leadership development programme, developing graduates from diverse backgrounds who have the potential to become our future senior leaders. The 15 schemes provide a breadth of opportunity to contribute to the fast-paced work that makes a difference to society.
Sign up now to find out more about the Fast Stream and the application process!
11:00 12:00
#EmpFest20 - How to become a successful job hunter on Gradcracker.

Gradcracker is the careers website for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) university students. With over 200 employers advertising at any one time, there are more STEM work placements and graduate opportunities on gradcracker.com than on any other careers website in the UK. Discover how you can be a successful job hunter with Gradcracker. 

11:00 12:00
#EmpFest20 - CII: Careers and Opportunities in Insurance and Financial Planning
Are you looking for a rewarding career utilising your degree? From cyber risk, helping people manage business and finances; risk including catastrophe, driverless cars and much more; Insurance and financial planning have significant influence in the economy and international reach – this could be your passport to success. Find out more…
12:00 13:00
#EmpFest20 - Talk about your skills
Employers want to hear about communication, teamwork, leadership, writing, researching, analysis, problem solving, confidence, creativity, critical reflection, global and cultural awareness, integrity and accountability, intellectual curiosity and resilience. Find out how to talk about your skills to employers.
13:00 13:30
#EmpFest20 - Preparing for the Virtual Careers Fair
This year's careers fair will take place via the free CareerFair Plus app where you can view exhibitor profiles, the opportunities on offer and book 1-2-1 chats with recruiters in a virtual meeting room. This session covers a few practical basics such as where to find the exhibitor list and how to book a 10 min appointment, but also how to do your research and what to talk about!
14:00 14:30
#EmpFest20 - Marsh & McLennan Overview
Please join Marsh & McLennan for an overview of their opportunities and how to get ahead with your application!
Marsh & McLennan is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people.
14:30 15:00
#EmpFest20 - Sparta Global: Video Interview 101
Video interviewing has become the norm during the COVID-19 outbreak. Join Sparta Gloal's Senior Talent Lead, Christine Murphy, as she shares tips and tricks to best succeed in video interviews.
15:00 16:00
#EmpFest20 - Career Management

Looking at 4 stages to help you plan your career; self awareness, explore opportunities, decide what to do, take action

16:00 17:00
#EmpFest20 - Leonard Cheshire: Kickstart your Career with Change 100

Change 100 is Leonard Cheshire’s programme of paid summer internships, professional development and mentoring. It’s designed to support the career development of talented university students and recent graduates with any disability or long-term condition. Come and speak to us to find out what we’re looking for in applicants and how we can support you to kickstart your career.

17:00 18:00
#EmpFest20 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Graduate Jobs - Down but not out

As part of the annual EmpFest activities, our keynote speaker is Stephen Isherwood, CEO of the Institute of Student Employers who will talk through what is going on in the graduate labour market. The Institute of Student Employers, formerly the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), is the UK’s leading independent voice for student employers, representing the majority of major graduate recruiters in the UK.
There is no doubt the jobs market is tough and will remain so for at least another 12 months. But did you know that employers still filled over three quarters of their graduate vacancies in 2020? Stephen Isherwood, CEO of the Institute of Student Employers, will share his insights on how employers have responded to Covid-19 and the steps you take to make sure you have a good story to tell recruiters.

17:30 18:30

 

Wednesday 14 October

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#EmpFest20 - Preparing for the Virtual Careers Fair
This year's careers fair will take place via the free CareerFair Plus app where you can view exhibitor profiles, the opportunities on offer and book 1-2-1 chats with recruiters in a virtual meeting room. This session covers a few practical basics such as where to find the exhibitor list and how to book a 10 min appointment, but also how to do your research and what to talk about!
09:00 09:30
#EmpFest20 - Good, cheap and fast – the secret to Project Management
• Identify the key elements of a project and the attributes of a good project manager
• Know about the lifecycle of projects and where/why they may fail
• Apply tools and techniques to set-up and manage a project successfully
09:30 10:30
#EmpFest20 - Covering letters (the basics)
Never written a covering letter? Here is the basic structure we recommend and some things to think about.
10:00 10:30
#EmpFest20 - Developing resilience in the recruitment process
What is resilience in relation to the recruitment process and steps to develop this vital skill
11:00 12:00
#EmpFest20 - South East Water: The use of psychometric testing in selection, recruitment and career development
Join Organisational Development Advisor Millie Wilson online to learn about the use of psychometric testing in recruitment and career development. This session will cover how you can prepare to take a psychometric test, how we decide who is the best ‘fit’ for a role and how you can use feedback from psychometric testing in all areas of your life. You will leave this webinar with a set of free tools to learn more about yourself and what your results may look like.
11:00 12:00
#EmpFest20 - Bright Network: Practical commercial awareness for city interviews
Commercial awareness one of the top five skills that employers look for in candidates. In this webinar session you will develop your commercial awareness, know how to showcase this on applications and effectively use your knowledge to stand out from the crowd this application season. You will walk away from this session knowing how to effectively utilise your commercial awareness and highlight your analytical skills, blowing recruiters away in your applications and interviews.
12:00 13:00
#EmpFest20 - Finding LGBTQ+ inclusive employers
Employers are showing more and more that they are inclusive, and positive about creating a diverse workforce. What should you look for in an employer? This session will help you find LGBTQ+ inclusive employers and discover what to look for when considering applying for a job or placement.
12:30 13:30
#EmpFest20 - ASPIRE Business Start-Up Journey - Ideas Hack
Where do entrepreneurs get their inspiration to start a business? Join ASPIRE to discover how starting a business can be built on solving problems in the world around us and how developing entrepreneurial skills  can enhance your employability. Learn more about the Business Start-Up Journey and its support for student start-ups.
14:00 15:00
#EmpFest20 - Paragon Law: Securing work in the UK. Advice for EU and International students

Paragon Law will provide visa and immigration updates for international and EU students looking to secure a graduate role or set up in business. They will provide an overview of the current situation and changes post December 2020.

14:00 15:00
#EmpFest20 - Swiss Re: No One Dreams of Working in Insurance

Have you ever considered a career in insurance? No? Neither had most insurance professionals when they were in your shoes. But there is more to this varied and exciting career path than meets the eye. Join us to find out more.                               

14:00 15:00
#EmpFest20 - Careers in Accountancy Panel
Are you thinking about a career in accountancy? It’s not all about numbers! Accountants are financial specialists at the heart of all areas of business. Hear from a panel of accountants and professional bodies, working in a range of areas from tax, audit and assurance, in small, mid-tier and top-tier firms. They’ll share their career backgrounds, qualification routes and tips for entering the career sector, with Q&A.
15:00 16:00
#EmpFest20 - Introduction to Frontline Graduate Programme
Frontline is a social work charity working to ensure that all children in England have a safe and stable home, and that their life chances are not limited by their social or family circumstance. We create social change for these children and their families by developing excellent social work practice and leadership through our programmes and by building a movement of leaders in social work and broader society as part of our Fellowship. In order to achieve this, we aim to have 4,000 impactful fellows by 2025.
Sign up to hear more about the Frontline programme and how you can make an impact. 

Applications are open now
15:00 16:00
#EmpFest20 - How to connect using LinkedIn

Want to know how to approach others on LinkedIn? Here are some tips

16:00 16:30
#EmpFest20 - The University of Law: Careers in Law for non-Law Students
If you're considering a law conversion course, we'll talk you through the courses, what you'll study and take you through the route to becoming a Solicitor or Barrister.
16:00 17:00
#EmpFest20 - Creating a great CV

This presentation will cover the do's and don'ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter, including how to structure a CV and how to make an impact!

17:00 18:00
#EmpFest20 - Tern Heads Ltd: Actionable tips to get ahead in the creative job market
Join Sam – Senior branding & packaging designer at P&W Design and founder of junior employment start-up Tern Heads – as she guides you through her career journey and offers some actionable tips and insights to get ahead in the creative jobs market.
18:00 19:00

 

Thursday 15 October

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#EmpFest20 - Talk about your skills
Employers want to hear about communication, teamwork, leadership, writing, researching, analysis, problem solving, confidence, creativity, critical reflection, global and cultural awareness, integrity and accountability, intellectual curiosity and resilience. Find out how to talk about your skills to employers.
09:00 09:30
#EmpFest20 - Leyton UK: How to get the right job for you, and keep it

Antoni Peychev, Kent Law Alumnus and current Global Business and Digital Transformation Manager for an R&D Tax Consultancy, will be covering How to get the right job for you, and keep it! 

Antoni has worked within a range of sectors, including Media, Banking, Legal, Publishing, Digital Consulting, R&D Tax Consulting, Data Science & AI, in roles such as, Journalist, Private Banker, Litigation Executive, Legal Product Specialist, Business Analyst, Project Manager and Lifelong Student and Mentor, building up a wealth of knowledge, which he is ready to share! 

If you are thinking What do I want to do once I graduate? What do I do if I don’t know? How do I go from student to a trusted professional? What if I have no talents? What if I work hard instead? How do I succeed in today’s fast-paced world? - then this session is for you! Let’s chat!

10:00 11:00
#EmpFest20 - Intel Networking Session
A networking session from two current Intel employees for anyone looking for a placement next year.
10:30 11:30
#EmpFest20 - Teach First Opportunities and Q&A Session
Join this session to hear about the Teach First Training Programme, a Times Top 100 graduate programme, as well as opportunities to get involved as an undergraduate. Hear directly from a recruiter and have the opportunity to ask questions about the programmes and the recruitment processes.
11:00 12:00
#EmpFest20 - Preparing for the Virtual Careers Fair
This year's careers fair will take place via the free CareerFair Plus app where you can view exhibitor profiles, the opportunities on offer and book 1-2-1 chats with recruiters in a virtual meeting room. This session covers a few practical basics such as where to find the exhibitor list and how to book a 10 min appointment, but also how to do your research and what to talk about!
11:30 12:00
#EmpFest20 - Creating a great CV

This presentation will cover the do's and don'ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter, including how to structure a CV and how to make an impact!

12:30 13:30
#EmpFest20 - BCLP: Nailing the application process
Join Isabel Elsey, Graduate Recruitment Advisor at BCLP, as she shares some hints and tips on writing the perfect application form and nailing the assessment centre.
14:00 15:00
#EmpFest20 - How to find a graduate job
This session will focus on the graduate recruitment cycle, including graduate schemes and the assessment methods used by recruiters. It will also cover career planning during your time at university and top tips when creating an application!
14:00 15:00
#EmpFest20 - ASPIRE Business Start-Up Journey - Ideas Hack
Where do entrepreneurs get their inspiration to start a business? Join ASPIRE to discover how starting a business can be built on solving problems in the world around us and how developing entrepreneurial skills  can enhance your employability. Learn more about the Business Start-Up Journey and its support for student start-ups.
15:00 16:00
#EmpFest20 - Video Interview Skills
As more employers use online tools in their recruitment process learn how to present yourself well in a video interview.
16:00 17:00
#EmpFest20 - Hear from Journalism graduates about their experience in online journalism, TV, radio, news and communication roles

Hear from a variety of Kent Alumni who have been involved in communication roles including TV, radio, online journalism and news.

17:00 18:00
#EmpFest20 - School of Economics: Working in Finance
Come and hear Economics graduates talk about their career paths to a graduate job in finance, how they secured their roles and what it is like to work in the financial sector. This will be followed by networking opportunities.
18:00 20:00

 

Friday 16 October

16-Oct
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#EmpFest20 - Preparing for the Virtual Careers Fair
This year's careers fair will take place via the free CareerFair Plus app where you can view exhibitor profiles, the opportunities on offer and book 1-2-1 chats with recruiters in a virtual meeting room. This session covers a few practical basics such as where to find the exhibitor list and how to book a 10 min appointment, but also how to do your research and what to talk about!
10:00 10:30
#EmpFest20 - Networking online
Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their personal and professional life. This skill could possibly help you land your dream job and become close with the leaders in your industry. This workshop will cover the benefits of networking, how to prepare for an online event and how to get the most out of networking.
11:00 12:00
#EmpFest20 - How good is your LinkedIn profile?
Have you heard of LinkedIn, but you are unsure how it works? Or maybe you have a LinkedIn profile, but you would like to grow your network? In this interactive session an Adviser provide advice on creating and developing an effective profile, as well as discuss the tools you can use to expand your connections!
12:30 13:30
#EmpFest20 - Innovation at BCLP
Join Dani Poobalasingam from our award-winning Innovation Team to hear about how BCLP is leading the way with the use of technology in the legal industry.
13:30 14:30
#EmpFest20 - Succeeding in applications
Are you struggling to get through the application process? Find out about the various methods used in selecting and recruiting candidates and some of the techniques that can be used to maximise application success.
14:00 15:00
#EmpFest20 - Step into working with offenders
Meet Olivia Ross who graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology earlier this year. She now works as an offender resettlement worker for Penrose, helping offenders find housing, employment and support including mental health services on their release. In this session she will talk about how she got her job and her experiences so far. This will be followed by a question and answer session.
16:00 17:00
#EmpFest20 - Interested in teaching abroad? Hear from Alumni about their experiences

Hear from a couple of Kent Alumni who have taught in China, Korea and been part of the 'Teach abroad as an English Language Assistant' run by the British Council.

17:00 18:00

 

 

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