Careers and Employability Service

Events

The Careers & Employability Service run a wide range of events throughout the year including skills workshops and opportunities to meet with employers on campus.

Careers Fairs

Careers Fair 2020 (20 October 2020, Sports Centre, Canterbury campus)

The 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. 

KSLS Law Fair (Autumn term – date & venue tbc)

Organised by the Kent Student Law Society, the Law Fair offers an excellent opportunity for both law and non-law students to network with leading local, national and international law firms.


Get career ready! small group sessions (throughout Spring term)


Join an informal group Q&A session to discuss the following topics:

Get career ready! – Where to find jobs (Finalists)

Do you have questions about where to find graduate jobs? Join this informal group Q&A to talk to us about job hunting resources, networking, social media recruiting, speculative applications and how to focus your job search.

Get career ready! - Succeeding in applications (Finalists)

Are you struggling to get through the application process? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss the various methods used in selecting and recruiting candidates and some of the techniques that can be used to maximise application success.

Get career ready! - Postgraduate Study (All students)

Are you considering Postgraduate study? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss how to find courses, application process and how to write a personal statement.

Get career ready! - Interviews & Assessment Centres (Finalists)

Are you getting to interview or assessment centre but not getting selected, or would you just like to know how to prepare for them? Join this informal group session to share and learn from the experiences of others to better prepare yourself. We can suggest how to research formats of interviews and assessment centres, and how to identify likely questions you may be faced with.

Get career ready! – Finding experience (All students)

Are you looking for work experience opportunities either in the UK or abroad? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss ways of gaining relevant experience, job hunting resources, and how to talk about your experience.


CES Workshops and Employer campus visit programme

Events are taking place throughout the Spring term on the Canterbury and Medway campuses. Our programme enables students to:


Discover

Develop

Stand Out

Career Management

Application forms (online)

Assessment Centre Practice

Career Management for mature students and career changers

Gamefication (online)

Competency and strength based interviews

Finding inclusive employers (Disability/LGBTQ+ friendly)

Psychometric testing (online)

CV & Cover letter writing

How to find a graduate job

Setting up a LinkedIn profile (online)

Developing Career Confidence

How to find a part-time job

Situational judgement tests (online)

Developing resilience in the recruitment process

Mastering UK CVs for International students

Talking about your disability to employers

How good is your LinkedIn profile

Should I take a placement year? (online)

Telephone and video interviews (online)

How to network

The Hidden Job Market

Writing an academic CV (online)

How to prepare for a Careers Fair

Tips on finding summer internships and work experience

 

How to prepare for the Access Hour

Using Languages

 

How to speak to employers

What are graduate employers looking for?

 

Presentation Skills and How to get over your nerves

What is an Assessment Centre? (online)

 

Professionalism and Work Etiquette

Working abroad

 

Speed interviewing

Working in the UK for International Students

 

 The Kent Student Volunteering Award

What are the options after I graduate?

   

To view the full event details and to book a place visit https://careers.kent.ac.uk/home.html
By attending workshops you will also be developing Graduate Attributes
We also have a number of online learning resources available

 

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Last Updated: 29/04/2020