I spoke to Fiona Richardson, the careers consultant for Social Science and Public Policy (SSPP). She gave me these 5 tips on how postgraduate students can make the most of the careers service at King’s…
- Tailored Careers Events
Your faculty and department will hold tailored careers events based around the kind of jobs, internships and volunteering opportunities students in your area of study are likely to be interested in. These events include sector insights, talks from professionals, employability skills, job hunting workshops and more.
- One to One Guidance
Each faculty has its own specialist consultant (like Fiona for SSPP). It is great to arrange a meeting with a consultant to discuss your career progression and get personalised help. You can get an idea of the current King’s Careers consulting team here!
- Accessing Internships
Careers can help with making you aware of the internships available, what may be suitable for you and help with applications. There are 3 main internship pathways available at King’s. You can find out more through the links below:
- Application & Interview Support
The careers service offer meetings with application advisors to support you personally with any applications you are undertaking. They also offer mock interviews to put you through your paces and make sure you’re prepared for the real thing!
- Alumni Mentoring
Alumni are invited to King’s through faculty and department programmes so that current students can meet them. They even hold alumni speed meet events to help you broaden your network.
Through King’s Connect the careers service runs a scheme that allows you to be matched to a suitable alumni. They then mentor you to help with your career progression.