We’ve been buzzing about virtual internships since last year, and 2021 is looking even better with King’s students having access to lots of exciting work opportunities online and during our Internships & Placements Virtual Festival! But did you know there are two (two?) kinds of virtual internships? Read more to find out!… More The TWO types of virtual internships – and how King’s students can boost their employability online!
We’re excited to dive into a new series: stories of King’s community via its staff networks. Today, KCL alumna and King’s Sustainability Officer Alexandra talks about her career journey so far, what she values in staff networks, and why it’s useful for students to know about workplace communities!… More Stories from King’s staff networks: KCL alumna and Sustainability Officer Alexandra’s passion grew into a career
In our previous blog, we explored the topic of disclosure and debunked myths about being open to a potential employer about your personal circumstances that may have affected your CV – but certainly not your potential! Today, let’s explore 3 example-based tips on describing gaps in your CV in a positive way.… More Three steps to describing your mitigating circumstances with confidence (Part 2)
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)
With the technology challenges, distance learning and not getting to meet your new university friends, you might be reflecting on the Autumn term with mixed feelings. But can you also see your many successes? Seeing success during hard times is a skill you can learn, both to help your studies and career journey.… More “I’m struggling to see success!” Finding meaning in your Covid-19 university experience
Thinking about a career in medicine outside the lab? Have you thought about how your knowledge, attributes, skills and experiences, could apply to the path of a medical writer? If so… then Leon’s case study is one you don’t want to miss!… More From lab scientist to a career in medical writing: KCL alumnus Leon’s story
King’s Careers & Employability runs different kinds of appointments for students and graduates. Let’s talk about what our practice interviews are like and how you can maximise your experience when meeting with a career consultant before your big interview day.… More How to make the most of a Practice Interview appointment
Mark Owusu, a King’s alumnus, blogs for us about some important reflections from his career journey. How do early career experiences, like odd jobs or entry level roles, help us learn important lessons and build success down the line in our careers? Find out by reading on!… More Valuable lessons in disguise: KCL alumnus Mark’s reflections about his early work experiences
In this coding competition, you’ll be able to develop employable skills in the world of work… with the potential of $10,000 prize and even a job offer with CodeVita as top prizes! Deadline is 1 December 2020.… More Competition Alert: CodeVita’s global programming contest!
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!