Pre-Consultancy Training Workshop: 9 May

Tuesday, 9 May 2017
10:00 – 15:30
S3.31, Strand Campus

King’s PhD students who are interested in consultancy work but who are unsure as to whether they have the skills for it, are invited to the next pre-consultancy training workshop on Tuesday 9 May.

Please find the agenda below.

10 – 10:45 Preparing your Application  Donald Lush, Careers Consultant
 10:45 – 11:30 Working for yourself  Donald Lush, Careers Consultant
 11:30 – 11:45 King’s Research Consultancy – Programme Overview  Katie Black/Jon Sanders, Careers & Employability
11:45 – 12:15 Working as a Consultant – What to Expect
12:15 – 12:45 My King’s Research Consultancy Project  Aine Rubikaite, Final Year PhD Candidate, Developmental Neurobiology, IoPPN
 12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break
 13:30 – 15:30 Project Management, Dealing with Client Issues and Presenting your Conclusions  Dr Ross English – Researcher Development Unit

To book a place on this workshop, please email careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk, or call 020 7848 1376.

About the King’s Research Consultancy
The King’s Research Consultancy is a programme offering PhDs (post-upgrade) the opportunity to consult on a specific research project within a department at King’s College London, or with an external organisation.

You can benefit from this scheme by:

  • Gaining advanced levels of work-based experiential learning and build on research, analytical and project management skills.
  • Having access to pre-consultancy training and support from King’s Careers & Employability, if required.
  • Having the opportunity to apply your PhD subject knowledge to a commercial project, impacting significantly and tangibly on organisational or departmental outcomes.

Kings Internships

Considering part-time work alongside your degree? Wanting to develop new skills through a paid internship?

Many students chose to engage in part-time work to help fund their studies or to gain skills to help with employability. Knowing this we thought we would share some opportunities which are available exclusively to KCL students!

Finding & Applying to Opportunities

New opportunities will be posted on King’s CareerConnect, over the next few months. Please note that if you are interested in applying for the Summer Scheme vacancies, you must first locate the ‘Exclusive Internships for King’s Students’ tab, and click ‘Search and apply’.  You can also find the Kings Internship Team on Facebook. They regularly post alerts to all new vacancies on their Facebook page so why not like their page so you don’t miss an opportunity!

For a flavour of what schemes you could be applying for, please see the list of opportunities currently being advertised below;

Part Time Schemes

Deadline  Opportunity title Deadline  Company
26-Mar-17 Research Interns Solvency ii Wire
29-Mar-17 General Admin Intern Bahati Books
29-Mar-17 Marketing Intern Bahati Books
31-Mar-17 E-Learning Content Production Interns TechQuarters
13-Apr-17 Business Engagement Intern Bisi Alimi Foundation
13-Apr-17 Communication and Research Intern Bisi Alimi Foundation
13-Apr-17 Fellowship Coordinator Intern Bisi Alimi Foundation

Summer Schemes

Deadline  Opportunity title Company
27-Mar-17 PR, Marketing & Social Media Intern LID Helmets
29-Mar-17 Scientific Product Stewardship Intern Cuts Ice Ltd
29-Mar-17 Packaging Design Intern Cuts Ice Ltd
01-Apr-17 Data Science Intern Printastic
02-Apr-17 Health Project Manager / Account Executive Intern Partizan international Limited
03-Apr-17 In-House Nutrition Consultant Intern Kafoodle
03-Apr-17 Marketing and Social Media Intern Kafoodle
06-Apr-17 Business Project Intern Celgene
06-Apr-17 Business Intern Stadn Ltd
07-Apr-17 Data Analytics Intern Prudential Plc
07-Apr-17 Healthcare Programmes and Communications Intern Four Health Communications
08-Apr-17 Scientific Summer Analyst/Consultant Intern Biolacuna Ltd.
09-Apr-17 DevOps Infrastructure Engineer Intern LiveWyer Ltd
13-Apr-17 Psychology Intern Spoonful of Sugar
15-Apr-17 Marketing Intern WeAreWaterloo Business Improvement District (BID)

 

If you have questions or would like to meet the Internship Team why not go along to meet them! Here are the details of where and when you can find them:

 Date  Time  Campus  Precise Location
Thursday 23rd March 11am – 2pm Strand Second Floor, Corridor outside Chapters Cafe
 Thursday 2nd May 11am – 2pm  Waterloo FWB, Level 1, Alcove outside library
Wednesday 3rd May  11am – 2pm  Guy’s Ground Floor, New Hunt’s House
Friday 5th May  11am – 2pm  Strand (Maughan) Entrance to the Maughan library

Internship Opportunities Available for Postgraduates

Considering Part-time Work alongside your Degree? Wanting to Develop New Skills through a Paid Internship?

Many students chose to engage in part-time work to help fund their studies or to gain skills to help with employability. Knowing this we thought we would share some opportunities which are available exclusively to KCL students! Please see the list below to see what opportunities interest you.

Make sure that you read through the eligibility criteria carefully and apply as directed through the advertisement.

Good luck!

For more information about King’s CareerConnect please see here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/careers/about/CareerConnect/CareerConnect.aspx

Internship Opportunities Available for Postgraduates

Considering Part-time Work alongside your Degree? Wanting to Develop New Skills through a Paid Internship?

Many students chose to engage in part-time work to help fund their studies or to gain skills to help with employability. Knowing this we thought we would share some opportunities which are available exclusively to KCL students! Please see the list below to see what opportunities interest you – there is a variety of positions available including marketing, editorial and engagement.

Make sure that you read through the eligibility criteria carefully and apply as directed through the advertisement.

Good luck!

Can’t find anything you’re interested in? Why not look here: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/vacancies/vacancymenu.asp, for more opportunities!

New entrepreneurship resources on KEATS

Download free resources from the Entrepreneurship Institute’s virtual learning environment. KEATS course 0ZLS1102 – visit: https://login-keats.kcl.ac.uk/.

Entepreneurship on KEATS

Further Details
In partnership with Enterprise Nation, our Entrepreneurship library supports all types of entrepreneurial learning activities. We provide expert advice, insight and guidance to those who wish to start and scale their own ventures, as well as those who wish to develop as employees or employers in their chosen careers.

The platform provides you with a global resource bank of articles, videos, blogs, presentations and much more. It is also an essential tool for individuals taking part in the King’s Enterprise Award.

 

Pre-consultancy training

Skills Room, Level 1 Macadam Building, Strand Campus
Monday 14th November 2016
10am – 3:30pm

As part of the King’s Research Consultancy, the next pre-consultancy training session will be held on Monday 14th November, at the Strand campus. This is a brilliant opportunity to gain an insight into consultancy work, find out how to prepare and succeed on a consultancy project and develop skills that can be relevant for both consultancy work and your PhD. The workshop will be run jointly by Donald Lush, Careers Consultant and Ross English, Researcher Development Unit.

 10:00 – 10:15  King’s Research Consultancy – Programme Overview
 10:15 – 11:00  Preparing your Application
 11:00 – 11:30  Working as a Consultant – What to Expect
 11:30 – 12:00  My King’s Research Consultancy Project
 12:00 – 13:00  Lunch Break
 13:00 – 13:30  Working for yourself
 13:30 – 15:30  Preparing your Application

This workshop is open to all PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers at King’s College London. To book a place on this training course, please email careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or call 020 7838 1376.

For more information about the Research Consultancy, please visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/careers/Researchers/Research-Consultancy.aspx

 

Spring Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. It runs an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.

Dates: All sections will be from 21-03-2016 to 13-05-2016

Application Link: http://www.thedataincubator.com/#apply?ref=wcHJvc3BlY3RpdmVAa2NsLmFjLnVr

Data Science in 30 minutes: Join our free webcast on building a data science project in 30 minutes. Signup soon as space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-science-in-thirty-minutes-tickets-19840055139.

Who Should Apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a master’s or PhD program or who has already obtained a master’s or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

NEW!!! Interviews webinar – next week

Preparing for Interview

Trainer: Kate Murray

If you have understood the basic principles behind what employers are looking for, you’re half-way to being well-prepared for an interview. Join this webinar to develop this understanding and listen to some ‘poor’ and ‘better’ sample answers.

Date: Weds 28th Oct 1-2pm

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1738344745397939202

Feedback from last week’s CV’s webinar: ‘Thank you for today’s webinar – I thought it was really helpful!’

Improving CVs for jobs inside and outside academia

Please sign up for this webinar (real-time, online seminar), next week.

This webinar will help you understand the basic outline of a CV, whether for academia or elsewhere. Join us to discover more and find further resources to help you with these tricky application documents

Date: Wed 21 Oct 1-2pm

Place: Your desk!

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4965284929083274498

Please forward this link to any King’s PhD or post-doc you know who might need help.

Lion’s Den Workshops 2014/15

Almost exactly one year ago, six PhD students teamed up with the common goal of creating an innovative business idea. Being all very different people, we had a lot of fun throwing our ideas together over multiple caffeinated beverages, until our idea really came together. And now, looking back, it’s great to see how what seemed like a fun side-project to our studies has become a real fledgling start-up. Our idea was a self-monitoring health app called CogniTracker, with the potential to aid in the early diagnosis of dementia in the general population. It will be able to track performance, physiology and well-being of users by measuring visual movements, speech changes, hand movements and cognition using smartphone technology.

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Winning the Lion’s Den Challenge in February was a huge turning point for us as it meant we could really start to launch our idea forward, with the support of KCL. We had loads of ideas for the project that we needed to test out and people we wanted to work with, and now as winners of the competition we had the financial backing and confidence in our idea to really get started.

In the last 6 months we have been putting a lot of the basic business skills learned from the Lion’s Den workshops into practice, along with the continued support of the Lion’s Den team. We have been learning how to set up a business, protect our IP, and carrying out market research. Winning also gave us the opportunity to do the fun part of the business; designing the games we wanted for our app! Over the summer our programmer, Richard, has been making a prototype of the app and it’s been awesome to see him turn doodles of our ideas into fun games that can be played on a smartphone. Having a mentor provided through the Lion’s Den Challenge has also been invaluable to us, with incredible insight and fine-tuning to enhance our ideas throughout this venture.

Looking back to this time last year, we really couldn’t have guessed the knowledge we would gain, the skills we would acquire and the friendships we would make through the Lion’s Den programme. It’s been a great experience for us and we would definitely recommend that you give it a try this year! Good Luck!

See the schedule of workshops between now and February here.

Written by Christos Michaelides & Christina Wayman