Latest Opportunities

See below for the latest employability and careers events, work experience opportunities and also study plus workshops happening in the next two weeks.


  • Careers in Banking & Finance (Alumni Careers Panel Event) – Weds 10th Nov

Virtual Event on Teams – 5.30pm

Come along to our Banking & Finance Careers event where Kent Alumni will talk about their careers since graduation followed by a Q&A with students.

Hear from Human & Social Sciences alumni who will be sharing their advice, tips and experience with students looking to pursue careers in Banking & Finance.

You will gain first-hand information and practical advice on various careers paths within the sector. Our alumni will also share invaluable career tips through open, honest dialogue with the students who attend.

Full details and joining link here

  • Are you Interested in an Economics Year in Industry?

Tuesday 2nd November – 11am (Kennedy Seminar Room 1)

If you are interested in learning more about the Year in Industry programme with the School of Economics, Dr Penelope Pacheco-Lopez will be holding a talk on the programme. She will provide information on what to expect from a placement year, the support available and what you should be doing now to ensure you are successful in applying for a placement next year. This talk is for all students, whether you are registered for the Year in Industry programme or not.


  • Deloitte Insight Day – Economic Advisory – 4th November

Are you interested in using economic theory and analytical thinking to solve everyday business and policy issues? Economic Advisory is looking for graduates in Economics (Master’s/PhD) for graduate positions and 3rd year undergraduate students for internships in the London and Cambridge offices.

Click here for more information

  • MUFG Banking Careers Insight Days for Female Students – 9th November

Two upcoming events aimed at BAME and female students interested in beginning a career in investment banking.

Find out more

  • Bank of America – Summer Internship – 7th November

Global Risk Summer Analyst – London

Global Quantitative Analytics – London


Study Plus: BSUJ Bootcamp 1 – Ideas Hack 30-Oct 10:00 15:00
Study Plus: Editing and Proofreading 1-Nov 10:00 11:30
Study Plus: Having difficult conversations 1-Nov 13:30 15:00
Study Plus: Understanding stress and self-care 3-Nov 10:00 12:30
Study Plus: BSUJ Workshop 2 – New Tech, New Ideas (virtual event) 3-Nov 13:00 14:00
Study Plus: BSUJ Workshop 2 – New Tech, New Ideas (In person event) 3-Nov 14:00 16:00
Study Plus Networking Skills session 4-Nov 13:00 14:00
Study Plus: Business Emails 8-Nov 10:00 11:30
Study Plus: How to deal with conflict 9-Nov 13:00 15:00
Study Plus: Introduction to Minfulness 10-Nov 11:00 12:30


1st – 5th November: Careers in Accounting, Banking, Finance and Fintech

Are you interested in finding out whether a career in Accounting, Banking, Finance or Fintech could be for you? Do you want to learn more about what it’s really like to work in these industries? Or to understand what it really takes to be accepted onto those competitive grad schemes?

Then come along to our online Careers in Accounting, Banking, Finance and Fintech Week from 1-5 November 2021!

This virtual event is open to all students, regardless of degree subject or stage.

Throughout the week, we will be joined by a range of Kent alumni and employers, including Santander, Investment20/20, and Moore Kingston Smith.

Events will include: workshops on networking and selection tests; insight talks from employers; presentations on how to succeed in landing graduate roles and internships; and an alumni panel discussion of equality and diversity within these industries.

Remember: you can earn 10 Employability Points by attending each event, which can be redeemed later in the year for exclusive rewards!

FinTech & Banking: How to land a job in the City 1-Nov 12:00 13:00
How I Secured my Placement in Banking 2-Nov 12:00 13:00
Equality and Diversity in Accounting, Banking, Finance and Fintech 3-Nov 12:00 13:00
Careers in Investment Management 4-Nov 11:00 12:00
Study Plus Networking Skills session 4-Nov 13:00 14:00
Santander Insight Talk 4-Nov 14:15 15:00
What It’s Really Like: The Day-to-Day Life of a Corporate Banker 4-Nov 15:00 16:00
Santander 1-1 Appointments 4-Nov 15:00 16:30
An Insight into the Investment Banking Industry and How to Stand Out 4-Nov 17:00 18:00
Selection Tests 5-Nov 11:00 12:00
An Introduction to Moore Kingston Smith 5-Nov 13:00 14:00

You can book your place for each event now on TARGETConnect.

  • Careers in Policing: in conversation with alumni working in the Met & Military Police – 8th November (in person at 6pm in Grimond LT3)

This will be a fascinating and unique insight into policing careers and the many opportunities that are possible. This is an informal talk about the experiences of a law alumnus and a history alumnus who both have policing roles with the Metropolitan police and the military police at the same time! Who should attend? Anyone interested in career pathways in policing and law enforcement.

Find out more and register to attend


  • Change 100 Webinars for students with a disability – 16th November

Change 100 is a programme of paid summer work placements, professional development and mentoring for talented university students and recent graduates with any disability or long-term condition. These webinars will explain the scheme in more detail as well as the opportunities available.

Click here for more information


  • School of Economics

Ben Ho (Vassar College) will be discussing his book Why Trust Matters: An economist’s guide to the ties that bind us to our HSS staff and students in an online session next week on Thursday, 4/11at 17.30-18.30hs. His book has drawn lots of media attention around the globe and in academia. 

Ben Ho is a behavioural economist, and his work and book uses insights from Economics, Psychology and Political Science to explain trust.

In his book, Benjamin Ho reveals the surprising importance of trust to how we understand our day-to-day economic lives. Starting with the earliest societies and proceeding through the evolution of the modern economy, he explores its role across an astonishing range of institutions and practices. From contracts and banking to blockchain and the sharing economy to health care and climate change, Ho shows how trust shapes the workings of the world. He provides an accessible account of how economists have applied the mathematical tools of game theory and the experimental methods of behavioural economics to bring rigor to understanding trust. Bringing together insights from decades of research in an approachable format, Why Trust Matters shows how a concept that we rarely associate with the discipline of economics is central to the social systems that govern our lives. 

You can also find The New Yorker review of his book “Are Americans More Trusting Than They Seem?” here The New Yorker (book review)

To attend his talk, please use the zoom link here:

Meeting ID: 937 0796 1568

Passcode: 180390


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