Careers and Employability Service

Postgraduate Week

6 to 10 June 2022

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A week of online careers workshops, aimed at postgraduate taught students, supporting you in your next steps after your master’s.


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Discover Project Management

Ever wondered what project management really is, and where projects happen? Whatever your degree, join Association for Project Management’s insight session where you can discover more about this important skill, listen to people who’ve delivered projects, get your questions answered and, yes, find out how much you can earn.

Mon 12-1
Writing CVs and cover letters for Postgraduates

This session is aimed at current or recent taught postgraduates. If you haven’t applied for professional jobs recently, or you have, but could do with an update, this talk covers the fundamentals of:

  • What should go into a CV
  • Creating a positive impact
  • Constructing your covering letter

Tue 1-2
Working in research outside of academia

Are you interested in a career in research, but outside of academia? Have you undertaken a Master's and you are wondering how you can use your research skills in industry? Join our alumni panel who will discuss their careers within research and how they have used their skills from their master's, as well as a Q&A to answer any of your questions. The panel will be made up of Kent alumni, who have previously undertaken a master's and are now working in research, including:

  • Sean Janion, Senior Research Analyst at Chambers and Partners, International Law alumnus
  • Sophie Hughes, Research Associate at Clinical Outcomes Solutions, Cognitive Psychology / Neuropsychology alumnus
  • Estela Carmona Cejudo, Research Engineer at i2CAT Foundation, PhD Electronic Engineering and MSc Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks

Tue 5-6
Postgraduate taster session at the Kent Community Oasis Garden

Come and discover the Kent Community Oasis Garden situated at Parkwood. Come along for a 2-hour session at the garden to find out more about the project and get stuck into some gardening yourselves with a taster guided activity. Tea and biscuits provided! Note: Please make sure you are wearing comfortable, flat footwear that is as sturdy as possible. We have some wellington boots available to borrow but these are limited in size and numbers.

Wed 11-1
Postgraduates: Skills to Succeed (Sibson LT1)

As part of the GRC Annual Researchers' Showcase, join the Careers team for a ‘Skills to succeed’ workshop. Learn how you can develop the skills to succeed in your chosen career.

Wed 11:30-12:30
Delivering Great Consultancy

This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your CV, expand your network with people in the consulting industry, and experience real consulting training which all our consultants do during their welcome week at PA Consulting.

If you're interested in a career in consulting, or are curious to find out more, please sign up! This event is tailored for post-graduate students and organised with the Kent Business School, but all students are welcome.

Wed 5:30-7
Next Steps After your Master's

Are you thinking about your next steps after your degree? Considering a career in academia or industry? This session will support you in thinking about your options and the steps to take after your master's.

This talk will cover:

  • How your master’s can boost your job prospects
  • Graduate jobs and application tips
  • Further study options – What is a PhD? And PhD application tips
  • Taking a year out

Thu 11-12
Becoming an Academic

Join Professor Paul Allain, Dean of the Graduate and Researcher College and Professor of Theatre and Performance, who will be sharing insights into becoming an academic. By attending this talk, you will learn:

  • What do academics really do?
  • Routes to doing PhD or further study
  • Academic pipeline – e.g., different academic career paths, e.g. Research Assistant, postdocs etc

Thu 12:30
Teacher Training Opportunities for Postgrads with Teach First

Becoming a teacher is a big choice. To learn more about how you can make a difference and why Teach First may be the best route for you. This is a great way to see how you can use your skills and your degree and give back to a community that needs it.

Learn about how our Training Programme works. In a nutshell, you’ll earn a salary, gain a fully-funded qualification, and benefit from in-school training with a comprehensive support network.

Hear more about our schools in South East & South Coast.

Find out more about STEM and the opportunities this can give you.

Find out about our application process and how you can be successful.

Get your questions answered.

Thu 2-3
Interview skills for Postgrads

This workshop will discuss preparing for interviews, how to make a great first impression and tackling some of the common questions you may face. This session is aimed at Postgraduate students.

Fri 11-12

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Last Updated: 31/05/2022