Common Purpose Global Leader Programme

King’s and KCLSU are offering 100 students the chance to take part in a four day leadership programme delivered by Common Purpose, the international leadership development organization.

Any King’s student can apply to meet leaders from across London and go behind the scenes at an incredible range of organisations. Confirmed contributors include:

  • Chief Operating Officer, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • Campaigns Editor, London Evening Standard
  • Superintendent, Metropolitan Police – Southwark
  • Chief Superintendent – Head of Strategic Policing, Metropolitan Police
  • Manager, Hackney Drug and Alcohol Support Service
  • Director – Public Protection, Environment and Regeneration, London Borough of Islington
  • Deputy Director, Enforcement & On-street Operations, Transport for London
  • Director – Community and Partnerships, Sodexo
  • Executive Chairman, Only Connect
  • Founder & Director, Elect
  • Deputy Justices Clerk, Wimbledon Magistrates Court

And many more!

Find out more and apply at http://www.kclsu.org/employability/globalleader/

Graduate & Mature Student Society Careers and Networking Evening

Join other graduates from across King’s for an evening of informal networking. Enjoy free food and drinks while speakers will give advice on working life after graduating.

KCLSU’s Vice President for Representation and Communication, Anthony Shaw, and UCLU’s Postgraduate Students’ Officer, Ben Towse, will be talking about how the Students’ Union can help you to develop your skills and boost your CV in preparation for facing the world of work. Professor Vaughan Robinson, Director of the Graduate School, will also be talking about the opportunities open to graduate students.

So if you fancy meeting other graduate students and picking up some useful tips for the future, please join us at Waterfront Bar & Kitchen from 7pm on Tuesday 18th of February.

All graduate students are welcome to attend.

How to get your Graduate School sponsored place at this year’s NatureJobs Careers Expo

As we mentioned in our post on the 22nd of August the Graduate School will be sponsoring 60 places worth £50 for King’s research staff and PhD students to attend the NatureJobs Career Expo for FREE! The event takes place on Thursday, 19th September 2013 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.

In order to be eligible for one of the sponsored conference tickets, you must attend the NatureJobs Careers Expo Preparation Webinar – see below for full details, including how to register.  The webinar will cover a range of topics, including details of how to get one of the sponsored tickets.  Sponsored tickets are strictly limited to 60 and will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis to those researchers who have viewed the webinar and followed the simple registration procedure described.

Participation in the NJCE preparation webinar is a condition of receiving a sponsored ticket.

The Graduate School has organised a preparation webinar on Tuesday, 10th September, 10:00 – 11:00 am for King’s researchers who would like to attend the NatureJobs Careers Expo, with advice on how to get the most out of the Careers Expo, including:

  • Getting the best from the exhibition – how best to present yourself to potential employers and how to prepare your CV.
  • Getting the best from the conference – how the conference works and choosing your sessions wisely.
  • Getting a sponsored ticket for the conference – details of how to get one of the 60 sponsored tickets.

Speakers include Kate Murray, Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students and research staff at KCL and Peter Crook from NatureJobs.

To register for the webinar please go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1647962674164681984  Webinar ID: 153-641-323

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note that you will need to be able to hear the webinar using speakers or headphones, you will not be able to speak so you will not need a microphone/ telephone.  You will be able to interact with the speakers and ask questions by typing your questions/ comments using the messaging feature.

If you are unable to attend at this time, a recorded version of the webinar will be available to view on KEATS. The recording will be available after the webinar has been run and will be accessible through KEATS on the following page: http://keats.kcl.ac.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=502632

If you are unable to get one of the sponsored tickets, any King’s researcher can use the discount code “KCL131D” when prompted during the registration process to get your tickets for £40 instead of £50: http://www.nature.com/natureconferences/njce2013/registration.html

King’s Careers & Employability – Summer 2013

For the latest News & Updates from the King’s Careers & Employability Service

King’s Careers and Employability is part of The Careers Group, University of London; the largest Higher Education service in the country.

 

King’s Step Internship Programme – The King’s Step Internship Programme offers many opportunities for paid work experience, which can really help you to decide on your career priorities and boost your CV. If you are graduating this year, it is also a perfect way to try a profession before committing to a career. We are offering extra incentives to all employers providing internship opportunities for Kings’ students and graduates this year. So keep an eye out for internships open only to King’s students – as well as all other internships from the London Step Internship Programme  www.kcl.ac.uk/careers/kingsstepinternships

Finalists’ Programme: 3-7th June – Calling all finalists! Perhaps you’ve some ideas of career areas, but don’t know how to get there.  Perhaps you’ve had interviews but not got the job.  Perhaps you’ve no ideas at all. We can help. We have a week of short sessions designed to get you set for your next step.  Either attend in person, or sign up for our online seminars if you’re out of London already. http://iextras.thecareersgroup.co.uk/rss/kingsrss.aspx

The City Course: 9-12 Sept – For a unique, insider’s perspective on a career in the City, come on our long-running and successful City Course. During the week you will visit prominent City employers and institutions. You will participate in employer-led business games and listen to presentations and graduate panels about the range of City careers. To find out more and apply, go to http://www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/events/meet-employers/the-city-course.aspx

Gradclub – If you are completing your degree this year and you want to continue using the Careers service you will need to join Gradclub. For a discounted price of  £25 for 2 years you can keep coming to Careers & Employability, attending our events and fairs and having Quick Query sessions with our advisers even after you have left King’s – but you’ll need to join before the end of September, or the fee goes up to £55. www.gradclub.co.uk

If you have any questions please get in touch with the King’s Careers Team at careers@kcl.ac.uk.