CES Bitesize: CV’s

Are you starting to apply for graduate jobs, or maybe you are looking to gain a summer internship or part-time job? Either way, before hitting the submit button, it’s always a good idea to have your CV checked, in case improvements can be made which could make all the difference when being selected for interview.

On Wednesday 22 March, 13:00 – 13:30 in KLT6, the Careers & Employability Service are running a CV workshop, covering all the do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV!

Spaces are limited, so you must pre-book. Book to attend at https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=1527&service=Careers+Service 

HM Treasury: Mock written exercise – government & policy

Wednesday 1 March: KS16, 2-4pm
HM Treasury: Mock written exercise – government & policy

Are you applying to jobs in the public sector, government and policy? If so, you may have a written exercise as part of your assessment centre. The Careers and Employability Service will cover how you can prepare and tackle the exercise on the day. You’ll have an opportunity to do a written exercise yourself, and we’ll discuss how they are marked. Please bring your own laptop with you on the day so that you can write your mock written exercise. If possible, ensure it is fully charged as there may not be access to plug sockets for everyone.

Civil Service Fast Stream: Assessment Centre Skills

Wednesday 22 February KLT6 4-5pm
Civil Service Fast Stream: Assessment Centre Skills

Looking to apply to the Civil Service Fast Stream? The Careers and Employability Service are holding an interactive session, which provides an insight into the Civil Service Fast Stream assessment centre, covering skills such as navigating the group exercise and showing your leadership potential. This session will be relevant to many graduate scheme assessment centres and interviews, and so is open to all students.

LinkedIn Lab with FDM

Careers and Employability Service: LinkedIn Lab with FDM
15th Feb 2.30-3.30 (KSA1)

LinkedIn has over 300 million worldwide members.

FDM Group’s LinkedIn lab will help you utilise this professional network, to help you develop your online presence and showcase your skills to employers.

Book now https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=1605&service=Careers+Service

All students welcome

Enactus Kent are now recruiting for NATIONALS 2017!

Enactus competitions are our opportunity to showcase all the work we do for the past year in front of a large audience, which includes Business Advisors from companies like KPMG, Tesco, Asda, Unilever, Brambles, as well as professional judges and academics. We need a team to present, a team to create our annual report and a media team to help with creating the video.

 

Presenters: We’re currently recruiting for 5 presenters. These students will be responsible of writing the script along with the help of the Committee members. There students will serve as the face of Enactus Kent during the regionals, nationals and the final rounds of the competition. 

 

Annual Report: In charge of creating the annual report, A4 side (4 sided) document, that encompasses all the information about our projects, finances, support network.

 

Media (Presentation Team): Create a presentation material that go alongside the script, in the form of a video!

 

Please signifying your interest by emailing recruitment@enactuskent.com

If you would like more information on nationals or would like to sign up to our newsletters, do not hesitate to get in touch!

 

Flashback Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx74kR9tjkw

Free next Tuesday? Teach First will be hosting an Employer presentation with an exciting speaker lined up!

Teach First will be coming to Kent to give an Employer presentation on Tuesday 1st November 2016, KLT6 at 18.00 – 20.00. There will be a special guest speaker who will be speaking about Leadership!

Teach First is now ranked the 3rd  Graduate Employer in the Times Top 100.

The Employer Presentation is your chance to find out about our world-class Leadership Development Programme (LDP), a two-year graduate opportunity combining global best practice in leadership development and teacher training. Join to hear first-hand what it is like to do the LDP, and learn more about our opportunities for undergraduates, too.

There will also be an amazing speaker who will be speaking about Leadership within the workplace!

Drinks and nibbles will be available afterwards, with the opportunity to speak to members of our graduate recruitment team, our platinum partners and to individuals who have already completed the Leadership Development Programme.

Still a few places left, so sign up now here and share with friends on campus.

Careers Fair: guide for Politics students!

On Tuesday 1st November, 12 – 3pm, the Careers Fair will be taking place in the Sports Centre, Canterbury campus. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet hundreds of employers, find out about graduate schemes, internships and work experience!

To get you prepared for the event, we have created a top tip guide, along with our top ten careers stands to visit. For full details about the Fair, please visit: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/careersfair/index.html

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Earn work experience with Employability Points!!

The Empolyability Points Scheme is unique to the University of Kent and aims to enhance students’ employability in a simple and engaging way.

You can claim ‘Employability Points’ for taking part in extra-curricular activities (many of which students are already taking part in!) such as societies, part-time work and volunteering. These points can be cashed in later in the year for ‘prizes’ which include paid internships, project placements, work experience, training, vouchers and a lot more, all offered by businesses and organisations.

In 2015-16, over 130 organisations were associated with the scheme and 617 rewards were offered by Kent County Council, Southeastern, Shepherd Neame and Medway Council, to name a few!

One student from School of Politics and International Relations, Clara Lee, had the chance to undertake a project placement with start-up business Convert Energy.

Convert Energy is a renewable energy design and project management company. Their Director, David Browne, informed the EP team that they lacked social media skills in the organisation and felt they could gain a lot of value from a student. Clara was recruited through the EP Scheme and given the chance to review their social media strategy.

Clara commented: “The EP Scheme has given me opportunity to broaden my experience in social media and the scheme is a great opportunity for securing work experience.”

Studies suggest that on average 83 graduates are applying for every graduate role and a degree no longer guarantees a job. In this sort of competitive atmosphere, it is vital that students find a way to make their application stands out from the crowd.

Through engaging with the scheme, you are not only enhancing ‘soft’ skills sought after by employers, but you can be awarded with exclusive work placement opportunities and rewarding experiences.

So what are you waiting for? Get involved with the EP scheme here and get rewarded!

Web: www.kent.ac.uk/employabilitypoints

Email: Employabilitypoints@kent.ac.uk

Twitter:  @empoints

Facebook: Employability Points

Become RESULTS UK Grassroots Campaigner at the University of Kent

RESULTS grassroots campaigners take action locally to fight global poverty – using their voices to change the world. They receive training and support to become skilled advocates, from influencing MPs to policy makers, and engaging others within their community.

RESULTS campaigners at the University of Kent meet as a group to plan and take campaign actions and organise events. They regularly join our national conference calls, learning more about international development and sharing their successes from around the UK.

About RESULTS UK
RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Our campaigners learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them towards decisions that improve access to education, health, and economic opportunities in the
poorest communities.

RESULTS campaigners have the opportunity to:
• Join the University of Kent RESULTS action group and meet likeminded individuals campaigning to bring
an end to poverty.
• Support our campaigns on global health, education and economic opportunities.
• Take action with us, from publishing articles in the media to meeting with your constituency MP.
• Hear from experts on international development each month on our RESULTS conference calls.
• Put your points directly to influential decision-makers at RESULTS Advocacy Days.
• Organise events within the local community, be an ambassador for RESULTS in your area and help us to
grow our network.
• Develop your campaigning and advocacy skills at conferences and training sessions.

Who are RESULTS Campaigners?
RESULTS grassroots campaigners are people from all walks of life who want to make a difference. All backgrounds and levels of campaigns experience are welcome. Campaigning with RESULTS plays to your strengths, whether you are interested in helping out at events or you’re a social media whizz, there are lots of
different ways to get involved and build your skills.

You are invited to the RESULTS UKC Introductory Meeting

You are welcome to come along on Thursday October 20th at 6pm, in Eliot Extension seminar room 9, when the national campaigns coordinator for RESULTS UK will be coming down to let you know what RESULTS is all about, and give you an opportunity to get to know other likeminded people.

Register your interest/attendance on the RESULTS Facebook page and pass on the word to anyone who you think would be interested.

Find out more and sign up
To find out more about campaigning with RESULTS UK and be put in touch with the University of Kent RESULTS action group, please contact us at join@results.org.uk, give us a call on 020 7793 3970 or join our Facebook Group. We’d love to hear from you!

‘In Conversation with’ Melissa Martinez

Are you interested in interning or working in the UN or other international organisation? Or are you considering postgraduate study at the University’s Brussels campus (Brussels School of International Studies)? Then the following event will be of interest to you!

The School of Politics and IR are hosting an employability event; ‘In Conversation with’ Melissa Martinez, a graduate from the Brussels School of International Studies who has interned in the UN and worked for the US Peace Corps. This informal session will involve Melissa talking about her career to date and will include hints and tips for finding internships in international organisations, as well as her experiences studying for an MA in Brussels. Students from all Schools are welcome!

The event will take place on Tuesday 7th June, 3pm, Grimond Seminar Room 8 and no booking is required – for further information, please email poliremployability@kent.ac.uk.