Happy Black History Month! In order to help our students dig deeper, look closer and think bigger, King’s Careers & Employability are excited to have a wide range of events coming up. Looking to learn more about careers from a diversity and equality perspective?
In the next several weeks, King’s students and alumni have lots of career events to choose from to build success in their career journey and take part in diversity and inclusion themed talks, webinars, networking events and opportunities. Many of our career events on King’s CareerConnect are taking part in celebrating Black History Month with themed events. In addition to our October events, we also have a lot of diversity and inclusion themed talks, networking opportunities and webinars that run throughout the whole academic year.
What’s in it for students?
As well as a great way to learn more about careers and develop your employability, attending virtual career events is a great way to join the discussion about race, diversity & inclusion and the world of your chosen industry. In our events, you can meet employers and learn about their current opportunities, what diversity initiatives their companies or industries promote and how they work to enable equality, access and career success for black students.
Below we have listed a big variety of our events taking place in Black History Month that offer spaces to develop your knowledge, learn about opportunities, initiatives and competitions out there, as well as connect with others. How do employers and companies work to enable access for underrepresented students? What diversity and equality initiatives do organisations have available for black students to help them build success? What are the real experiences of professionals in their industry? These themes and more are what our October events are all about:
Spotlight on inclusion: a breakfast session with a networking twist
Join our various sessions throughout the next few months and listen to employers talk about initiatives available for students interested in careers in their field. A chance to grab a coffee, learn about opportunities directly from employers and join the discussion about inclusive careers.
Spotlight on Inclusion: Finance & Consulting on Wednesday 7 October, 9am
Spotlight on Inclusion: Technology & Data on Wednesday 14 October, 9am
Spotlight on Inclusion: Law on Wednesday 21 October at 9am
Spotlight on Inclusion: Government, Public Sector & Policy on Wednesday 11 November at 9am
Spotlight on Inclusion: Health, Pharma & Bioscience on Wednesday 18 November at 9am
Employer-led virtual events for Black History Month
King’s Careers & Employability connects with various employers to bring students and graduates plenty of opportunities to support your career journey. Below are some exciting events run by employers across different industries that are celebrating Black History Month and the diverse talent in their companies. Some of the below events are also part of our current and upcoming Focused Festivals.
Law: Clifford Chance – Black History Month: “A View from Afua Hirsch on Race, Identity & Belonging” Thursday 8 October at 1pm
Law: Clifford Chance – Black History Month: “Diversity & Equality in the Criminal Justice System” on Monday 12 October at 12pm
Banking, Finance & Investment: BlackRock – Black Professionals @ BlackRock on Tuesday 13 October at 5pm
Law: Clifford Chance – Black History Month: “A View from June Sarpong – The Power of Privilege” on Thursday 15 October at 11am
Law: Clifford Chance – Black History Month: “Thriving Through Uncertainty” on Thursday 22 October at 4pm
Finance, IT, Consulting: EY – Spotlight on You: Making Black History Everyday on Wednesday 28 October at 10am
Law: Clifford Chance – Black History Month: “Advocating for Race Equality and Celebrating Heritage” on 30 October at 2pm
IT sector: Google – Google’s Top Black Talent on Thursday 12 November (all day)
How to take part in these events
If you’d like to book your attendance, you can do that via King’s CareerConnect (by using the above links in each event). For a lot of employer webinars, you may have to register with their own platform – so make sure you look over the Student registration instructions on the KCC event description. When you have registered and checked the descriptions on instructions to join, you’re set! We look forward to seeing you in our next events.
Are you part of a KCLSU society at King’s, and running career-themed events for Black History Month? If so and you’d like to be featured during the autumn on our careers blog, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org about guest blog opportunities!