From 15th – 26th February 2021, 26 students took part in our first round of King’s Insights Projects. The Shared Value project was a 2-week virtual internship, which placed students in teams to work as consultants to a real business. They were tasked with researching new ways for their client to grow their business in alignment with one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.… More What’s it like being part of an Insights Project? BSc Psychology student Priya’s virtual work experience story!
What can King’s students do to maximise virtual career planning and network within the finance sector? We spoke with Mark Owosu, a KCL alumnus and founder of Finstreet, an online knowledge factory around the finance industry – to get top tips around researching for your career planning, and tips on virtual networking!… More The Goal is Bigger than the Nerves: KCL Alumn Mark’s Networking Advice for the Finance Industry
In today’s blog, Danielle, guest blogger and King’s Careers & Employability Microintern talks about finding an internship during lockdown. Tune in for some advice and inspiration about what it’s really like, and Danielle’s top tips for students thinking about internships.… More My tips for finding and securing an internship during lockdown: KCL student Danielle’s story
To highlight the exciting career resources specifically targeted for postgraduates, we discuss the market for Masters degrees, the career journey that Masters students go through at King’s – and how it’s okay if you feel unsure about your next career steps. Employer perspectives on Masters degrees ‘Problem-solving ability, written and verbal communication skills, and an… More So, you’re doing a Masters at King’s? What next? # 2 Understanding your market
To celebrate our targeted careers support for postgraduate students, including events on our Focus on Masters festival and new KEATS section, today’s blog is all about helping Masters students think about your employability and understand the value that your degree brings to you. King’s postgraduates: a diverse & exciting cohort! Are you one of the… More So, you’re doing a Masters at King’s? What next? #1 Understanding what you have to offer
We’re excited to have Kimberley, a Publisher commissioning commercial women’s fiction for Hodder & Stoughton as our guest blogger. She has been in publishing for the last twelve years working with many bestselling authors including Jojo Moyes, Giovanna Fletcher and Stephen Fry. Where did Kimberley’s career journey start? What lessons has she learned from the industry?… More Lessons from a career in Publishing: Kimberley’s Case Study
In this blog, we discuss how you can talk about your disability with an employer. You might want to explain how you have developed strengths and skills that will be useful in the workplace, explain mitigating circumstances like lack of work experience or grades that don’t reflect your abilities, in a way that helps the employer make reasonable adjustments – or helps you be open because it’s an important part of your identity.… More Disability confidence beyond the application process: explaining mitigating circumstances (Part 1)
What is a UK style cover letter like? How can international students get acquainted on this important (but sometimes very mysterious!) job application document? Read on to find out!… More Careers in the UK: Cover Letter tips for international students
Have you interacted with an employer virtually before? Whether you’re a digital veteran or a newcomer to our virtual Career Festivals, webinars and drop-in sessions, you can learn a lot about an industry’s sustainability and environmental initiatives simply by asking focused questions from employers. Read on for ideas about what to ask!… More What questions should I ask employers at career events? A sustainability & environment edition!
Today we’re talking about how students can get creative about work experience in the film and video sector – it doesn’t always need to be through a placement. How can students present university coursework and passion projects in a professional context? Find out here!… More Create your own work experience: tips for entering the video industry without placement experience