Employability Masterclass for Psychology Students

Employability Masterclass for Psychology Students
Wednesday 3 March 2021 

Time  Session title  Blurb  Booking link (use Kent login) 
13.30 – 14.00  Careers with a psychology degree  This session will provide an introduction to career options with a degree in psychology, how to research them and what to consider when making a career decision. 

 

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14.15 – 14.45  Creating a great CV  What makes a CV stand out and how do you tailor a CV to a role? This presentation will cover how to structure a CV and how to make an impact. 

 

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15.00 – 15.30  Interview skills  Learn the difference between competency and strength based interviews and get tips on how to ace in person, telephone and video interviews. 

 

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15.45 – 16.15  Selection tests  Often referred to as psychometric tests, graduate recruiters often use verbal/numerical/logical reasoning, situational judgement, personality and game-based tests as part of their selection process. Find out more about these tests and learn about Graduates First, an online facility where Kent students can practise them. 

 

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16.30 – 17.00  Assessment centres  Graduate schemes or competitive roles will often include an assessment centre as part of their recruitment process. Find out what they are and how to prepare for them, whether they are in person or virtual. 

 

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Exploring intersectionality with females who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean

Being at University may have provided opportunities for you to notice things about yourself that you might want to explore and talk about. This therapeutic support group taking place over 6 sessions can provide a safe space to explore themes with others who you may have things in common who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean. Commitment to all 6 sessions is required.

Group work can be powerful and offers you the opportunity to hear things you may be experiencing spoken out loud by others and perhaps yourself. Groups can provide a very supportive environment and equally can be very challenging. What have your previous experiences in groups like family, housemates, friends, work been like? There will be a maximum of 8, in the group to help facilitate a safe environment.

The group came about as a response to the feedback from students in the context of Black Lives Matter and the current pandemic. The group will be experiential, you are expected to bring yourself and be willing to share your thoughts with others and to be able to listen to others. We will decide together in week one which themes we would like to explore each week. We will use some mindfulness techniques to support us in being present.  Suggested themes include; Who am I? – What does it mean to be me?   – Friendships – Friend or enemy? – Being a friend to myself – self-love – Mental health – Self-care. These themes are not exclusive or exhaustive, you may have other themes that you want to suggest.

Please note that you need to commit to attending all 6 sessions which take place on Mondays from 2pm-3pm on the following dates:

15th February
22nd February
1st March
8th March
15th March
22nd March

If you are available for all 6 dates and would like to participate, please email wellbeingevents@kent.ac.uk to book your place, you will then be contacted for a brief 1:1 online meeting with the group facilitator at a mutually convenient time before the course begins.

Please think about why you would like to join the group and what you would like to get out of it.  This group cannot be a substitute for the safety and the environment that one to one therapy can offer. However, it could be a chance to reflect on your experiences and to experience your impact on others and their impact on you with an experienced female facilitator who identifies as Black.

If you have any queries, please email wellbeingevents@kent.ac.uk