Skills development sessions with PwC – 27th Feb

PricewaterhouseCoopers will be delivering a pair of skills development sessions on campus on 27th February. Read on for details, and the links to book your place at these sessions.

Your degree can take you anywhere! Discover your skills with PwC!

13:15, 27th February, KS11

This session will focus on how you can utilise the transferable skills you have gained from your studies and apply these to the workforce. Irrespective of your degree, all students will have acquired soft and technical skills from their studies that are relevant to a career in professional services. PwC, a multinational professional services network, will provide some suggestions on other ways you can develop your employability skills, as well as practice some interview questions and discuss the PwC application process.

Click the link above to book your place.

Master your Video Interview Skills with PwC

14:30, 27th February, KS11

This session will cover what you should expect from a video interview and how you should approach this stage of the application process. We will discuss how to prepare in advance, common mistakes, the importance of body language and tips for a successful interview. You will have the chance to review real life good and bad example case studies, and have the opportunity to practice filming yourselves and observe how you come across on camera. A great opportunity to practice your interview technique with expert advice from a Recruitment Officer at PwC!

Click the link above to book your place.

CES workshops and events this term

The CES is running a range of workshops, talks and events this term on:

CV & cover letter writing How to identify your skills
Application forms & Situational Judgement Tests Presentation Skills and how to get over your nerves
Developing Career Confidence Using LinkedIn
Mock Assessment Centres Using Languages and Working in Europe
How to speak to employers Interview Skills
Getting into the creative industries Professional Networking Skills

For more details about each event, and to book your attendance, head to the CES’s TargetConnect site.

Enhancement Week – Enhancing Personal Performance

This week (5th-9th November) is Enhancement Week, with some really exciting events being held at Canterbury and Medway campus.

One of these events is Enhancing Personal Performance (EPP); improving your results by knowing your own strengths and controlling how you think, which is an exclusive FREE 2-day event being held 8-9 November, at Canterbury campus. It is a personal/professional development workshop designed to support personal growth, self-confidence and career/life management skills.

It is activity-based and highly participative, providing opportunities for students to develop and enhance their self-awareness, self-belief and relationship with others. Please note: you must attend both dates, 8th and 9th November. Breakfast and lunch provided.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE: Click here to book 8-9 November

This event involves a series of group work exercises, each of which explores a different aspect of group and individual human behaviour:

  • The Communication Model – how we think/ feel/ behave/ act
  • Building rapport with others
  • Communication styles
  • Managing your state/emotions
  • Personality types and group dynamics
  • Personal Goal setting

Each session will come with a full explanation, real life examples and facilitator-led exercise.

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FDM Assessment Centre Skills Workshop

The FDM Group and the School of Economics will be running a session on assessment centre skills next Friday (16th February) at 12noon. Many graduate recruiters and graduate schemes use assessment centres in their recruitment process, and this will be a great opportunity to learn hints and tips about how to navigate this kind of application and assessment process. Attending this session will also earn you 10 Employability Points.

FDM Group is a global professional services provider, specialising in training and providing consultants in IT and business. They receive over 30,000 graduate applications every year and are at the forefront of cutting edge recruitment and selection techniques.

Note: you must book at place at this workshop in order to attend, as spaces are limited. Please email to book a place.


Study Plus – Employability Skills in the Summer Term

Study Plus courses are offered by the University, free of charge, to give you the opportunity to explore different areas and skills alongside your degree. They are not credit-bearing, but let you explore new areas, develop new skills and enhance those you already have, and to get more from your time here at Kent. There are several Study Plus courses running during the Summer term that may be of interest to anyone looking to develop their employability skills.

Employability Skills

Start date: Wednesday 17 May (Week 26)
End date: Wednesday 14 June (Week 30)
Time: 17:00-19:00
Number of hours: 10 hours (5 x 2 hour sessions)
Employability Points: 50 points maximum (based on 100% attendance)

This practical course is suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Build a great CV
  • Develop and manage your ‘own brand’ via social media
  • Explore job hunting methods
  • Practice interview techniques
  • Develop key technical and social skills

All sessions will be workshop-based and will take place in a computer suite, providing participants with practical opportunities each week.

If you are interested in this Study Plus course, sign up here.

You may also be interested in the other Study Plus courses running in the Summer term: