Introducing the “My First Steps” Series

By Seyran Khalili, Postgraduate Student in Psychosis Studies and Marketing Assistant at King’s Careers & Employability. 

I’m happy to announce that our new blog series “My first steps” launches next week! You’ll get a sneak peek into my interviews with King’s Careers & Employability staff and recent graduates – they’ll be sharing their careers stories and how they got to where they are now.

The reason why I wanted to start this series is because I’m graduating myself this year, and I’ve myself faced the challenge of taking non-linear paths in my career. I’ve seen a sharp rise in this trend, and also the demands to accomplish this balancing act of career development and full-time study.  It’s not always easy to be a graduate student, which is one of the reasons why I think every student can learn from those that have experienced it already.

In my view, careers in the 21st century is an important subject that needs to be put under the spotlight. My wish is a that each of us as graduates can stand better equipped for future challenges, whether we are mature, international, prospective or ‘ordinary’ students. The reason I’ve chosen to interview others about their career paths is because I myself was curious about how they experienced their careers, and whether their experiences could answer my own questions about how I’m feeling about graduation and the general uncertainty we face as students. Is this a shared experience and, if so, what were the first steps they took after graduation?

Our hope with this blog series is that it will lead you to action, help you to understand that career paths aren’t always linear and, hopefully, to ease your worry! Look out for one blog post a week this summer. Each week we will introduce you to a new person sharing their story with you.

Stay tuned!