King’s Global Internships Programme officially launched

As part of King’s commit to provide a quality student experience we are delighted to announce the launch of our flagship Global Internships Programme, providing talented King’s students with the exclusive opportunity to complete an international internship this summer in one of three exciting and dynamic destinations.

The programme will support opportunities currently in the following cities:

  1. Shanghai

Home to China’s largest stock exchange, and the new Free Trade Zone, Shanghai is a hub for finance and entrepreneurial business ventures and is one of the most affluent cities in China.

Shanghai is China’s most internationalized city and has become a global financial powerhouse. With cutting edge architecture and a strong expat community, Shanghai has grown into a truly global and progressive city.

  1. Washington DC

Founded on July 16, 1790, Washington DC is unique among American cities because it was established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the nation’s capital.

From its beginning, it has been embroiled in political manoeuvring, sectional conflicts and issues of race, national identity, compromise and, of course, power. Take advantage of the opportunity to work in one of the world’s most influential cities.

  1. Mumbai

Mumbai is a cosmopolitan metropolis and the largest city in India. Nearly everything in Mumbai is significant on a worldwide level.

As the sixth biggest city in the world, its ports are also some of the worlds largest. It is home to 15 million people living in a contrast of soaring skyscrapers and sprawling slums. Mumbai is a melting pot of ethnicities, languages, and culture – a truly global city!

Need More Information?

Students should note that applications for the programme must be received by the 1st April 2016. If you require more information please visit the Global Internships Programme website. If you have any specific questions or concerns then you can contact Careers & Employability:

Email:

global-internships@kcl.ac.uk

Phone:

020 7848 7359

In-Person:

Between 1-2pm every Wednesday and Friday Careers & Employability will be hosting a Drop-In Consultation session at the Careers Centre on Strand Campus. This is an opportunity for students to ask any questions in-person in an informal setting.

Student Clinics to be led by Principal Ed Byrne

King’s has recently launched a student engagement programme with the President & Principal, Edward Byrne, and Vice-Principal, Karen O’Brien, holding student clinics and faculty sessions. A student clinic will be held on alternating campuses in the autumn and spring terms, giving you an opportunity to raise any concerns or have a brief chat about your experience at King’s.

The first clinic is being held on the Strand Campus at the Careers Centre, Level 1 of the Macadam Building on March 11, 2015 from 12.30 to 14.00.

This session will provide an opportunity for you to discuss any issues you might have or concerns about your experience at King’s with the following people:

  • President & Principal – Professor Edward Byrne
  • Vice-Principal (Education) – Professor Karen O’Brien
  • Director of Student Services – Chris Shelley
  • President of KCLSU – Sebastiaan Debrouwere

The clinic will be run on a first come, first served basis, and you will be allocated an appointment on arrival. Refreshments will be available at the event.

Further sessions will run in each faculty over the next 13 months. This will be a chance for students to showcase their work and have a half hour Q&A session with the Principal and Karen O’Brien.

New Graduate Lounge at Guy’s

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Graduate Lounge at Guy’s is to be relocated to a more central site at Guy’s and refurbished. While you have been telling us you value the space to make a coffee, have a chat or do some quiet work we have taken on board your comments that the existing Lounge in the Hodgkin Building isn’t easy to find or in a very convenient location.

So, the Lounge is to be moved to Room 4.20 in Shepherd’s House and refurbished. This will put it in closer proximity to the catering facilities in New Hunt’s House (and the Farmers’ Market foodstalls). There will be kitchen facilities (sink, fridge, kettle, microwave), comfortable seating, wi-fi for those using their own laptops, a printer and 5 networked PCs.

There will also be secure lockers that can be used to store your belongings for the day while you are on campus, something you have asked for.

When combined with the existing postgraduate-only computing workroom on the 3rd floor of Henrietta Raphael (HR3.12) nearby, we will have a Postgraduate Hub at Guy’s for the first time. The 3rd floor room also has an area for informal meetings or working groups.

The work to create this exciting new facility will unfortunately necessitate temporary closure of the existing lounge but it is anticipated that the new Graduate Lounge will open in the week commencing 9th February.

If you have any suggestions for further enhancements to the Graduate Lounges please let us know by emailing graduateschool@kcl.ac.uk