Careers Events week commencing 01 March 2021

Careers events week beginning 1 March

Monday 01 March

Study Plus  – Digital Bootcamp, Excel part 1 by FDM, 11.00-12.30

Part one of our three-part Excel series will explore the fundamentals of Excel by going through the implementation of formulas, referencing, tables, data cleaning, data validation and filtering. Ideal if you’re new to using the different features of Excel, or if you already have a basic understanding and looking to refresh your skills! 

Video Interview Skills, 13.00-14.00

As more employers use online tools in their recruitment process learn how to present yourself well in a video interview.

Data Science or Data Analyst – which is right for you?, 13.00-14.00

Interested in a career in Data Science or Data Analysis but not sure which one is right for you or what the work involves?

Two Kent alumni, Haidar Altaie Data Scientist, SAS (Graduated in 2018 from Kent, BSc Maths and Statistics) and Scarlett Angel Data Analyst, Equifax (Graduated Kent in 2019, BSc Biomedical Science with a Year in Data Analytics) will be talking about their careers so far, explaining their roles and the work they are involved in, as well as the key skills required. There will also be a chance for you to ask any questions you may have.

Where to find jobs (small group Q&A), 15.00-16.00

Do you have questions about where to find graduate jobs? Join this informal group Q&A to talk to us about job hunting resources, networking, social media recruiting, speculative applications and how to focus your job search.

Tuesday 2 March

How to get started with LinkedIn, 10.00-11.00

Not joined LinkedIn? It is one of the most useful places to network. Find out to get started setting up LinkedIn with the basics

Creating a Great CV, 11.30-12.30

This presentation will cover the do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter, including how to structure a CV and how to make an impact!

The Year in Data Analytics, 13.00-14.00

Your chance to find out more about The Year in Data Analytics, which is run by Kent’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science for students already studying at Kent. It offers a great opportunity to develop your understanding of a tool that is revolutionising the way we work.

Year in a Language, 14.00-15.00

Learning a language is a rewarding and exciting experience that opens countless doors. Graduates who are independent users of a language other than English are considerably more likely to land their first job choice. Graduates with language skills can also seek jobs abroad – sometimes in their dream location.

Succeeding in applications, 15.30-16.30

Are you struggling to get through the application process? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss the various methods used in selecting and recruiting candidates and some of the techniques that can be used to maximise application success.

Royal Navy Medical Virtual Experience, 18.30-20.00

A career in the medical branch of the Royal Navy offers more variety and adventure than you’d ever experience in civilian medicine. From delivering essential medical care at the scene of a conflict, to providing humanitarian aid during a natural disaster, the very nature of life in the Royal Navy means we need medical professionals of the highest caliber.

Wednesday 3 November

How good is your LinkedIn profile?, 11.00-12.00

Have you heard of LinkedIn, but you are unsure how it works? Or maybe you have a LinkedIn profile, but you would like to grow your network? In this interactive session an Adviser provide advice on creating and developing an effective profile, as well as discuss the tools you can use to expand your connections!

Are you getting the most out of your Careers Service?, 12.30-13.30

The Careers & Employability Service offers free and impartial advice, guidance and resources to help you on your career journey.  This session will take you on a tour of the resources and services on offer to you.

Working for the NHS in Data Analytics, 14.00-14.45

Rich Ewins (Head of Information Development and Data Architecture) and Joe Watkins (Business Intelligence Lead, Surgery & Anaesthetics) and former SMSAS Lecturer will be talking about their work within the NHS and the real life impact it has on the operations of the NHS, as well as the key skills and attributes they look for in potential hires.

Career confidence for students with Autism (part 1), 15.00-16.00

Part 1 of a 2-part session for students with autism to find out about job hunting, talking about being autistic to employers (if you want to), and interview skills. There is no pressure to speak or take part in activities.
Topics covered: Should I tell the employer that I’m autistic? If I do, when, why, and how do I do it? What are reasonable adjustments, and should I request them? There will be time to ask questions/make observations – spoken, or typed in the chat.

Thursday 4 March

LinkedIn Job Hunting, 11.00-12.00

The CV-19 crisis and lockdown have landed a curveball on employment across the board. In every industry and sector organisations are being forced to delay, reduce or redefine future recruitment needs. Now, more than ever, you need to know how to access the unadvertised job market and LinkedIn could provide the key. This session provides valuable tips that could help you get more out of using the LinkedIn platform to navigate our university’s impressive alumni pool.

Government Operational Research Service) 12 month Analytical Placement Scheme Talk, 12.30-13.15

A presentation run by an experienced GORS analyst and a current placement student as well as an opportunity to have your questions answered. They will give you an overview of what working in GORS is like, the kinds of projects you might be working on and what you can expect from a year placement with GORS.

SQL Bootcamp by FDM, 14.00-15.30

Think coding is too hard? Think again. This session will provide you with an insight into SQL – a coding language any data enthusiast should have in their skillset. We will provide you with a dataset and show you how to query and manipulate using an example business case.

Employability points Q&A, 12.00-13.00

Do you have questions about the Employability Points Scheme?
Do you want to find out more about how the scheme works, what you can claim for, scheme dates, applying for rewards etc.? Join this informal Q&A session to speak with Hannah Jones, Employability Points Coordinator.

Finding experience (small group Q&A), 14.00-15.00

Are you looking for work experience opportunities either in the UK or abroad? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss ways of gaining relevant experience, job hunting resources, and how to talk about your experience.


Please book for these events via the links above.

Careers events week beginning 1 March