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.

StudyPlus – Course in Journalism at Medway

Study Plus and the Centre for Journalism at Medway are running a free journalism course from 12-16 June. If you’ve ever thought of a career in journalism, this is your chance to find out if it’s for you.

The course offers an intensive immersion in the basic principles and practices of journalism in the multimedia age.  During five days of teaching, you will learn what professional journalists do and how they do it.  You will experience the pressure and pleasure of making real journalism to real deadlines under professional leadership.

The course is taught at the Centre for Journalism on the Medway campus, but is open to all Kent students. You can catch the free shuttle bus from Canterbury campus to Medway (you need to book this online): https://www.kent.ac.uk/campus-shuttle/

For more information on the course, please see the Study Plus website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/studyplus/courses/coursesSkillsEmploy.html

To sign up, go to SDS>Workshops> Study Plus and choose KE044: Journalism.

Volunteering Opportunity – Visiting and Revisiting the Western Front

Want to get involved in an exciting research project exploring a fascinating aspect of the First World War?The Gateways to the First World War centre, in collaboration with the Western Front Association, is leading a project to uncover stories about battlefield visits during the 1920s and 1930s and map pilgrimage activity. The findings will be published on a public database. As part of the project they will be researching and recording data from material published in British newspapers, local and national, from this period. Each member of the team will work for a minimum of two days in at the British Library exploring its digitised newspaper collections between March and April 2017 to be followed by events showcasing the results of the research.

If you are interested in taking part in this project, see this poster, and sign-up for the Gateways to the First World War study day on battlefield tourism between 1919 and 1938, on Friday 10 February 2017 in the Swingland Room of the Marlowe Building. To sign up to attend, email gateways@kent.ac.uk.

Getting the most out of the Careers Fair

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A new page is up on the blog, focusing on helping you prepare for the University’s Careers Fair on Tuesday 3rd November. This will be your opportunity to meet with representatives from up to 130 different organisations, from a vast array of industries and sectors, and so preparation will be essential.

Head to the page for advice on how to make sure you get maximum benefit from this great opportunity, and click the link below to download the flyer prepared by the Careers and Employability Service.

Flyer – Getting the Most from the Careers Fair