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What is the King's How to… Series? 

Our How to... series welcomes our brilliant alumni to share their expertise with the next generation of King’s graduates. 

What’s in it for you? 

Hear from brilliant alumni and learn ‘how to’ get ahead and prepare for life after King’s with advice, guidance and practical tools from those within our alumni community.  

Event topics have included How to... start a venture, How to... grow your professional network, How to... make good mistakes, and more. 

Watch recordings of recent events below or view the full playlist on our Youtube channel. 

Upcoming King's How to… events 

Our next How to... event isn't confirmed yet, but make sure you keep your eyes peeled on this page to be the first to know when it is.

Please make sure to check our events page to find out more. You can also subscribe to receiving events, news and fundraising so you never miss the next King’s How to… and further opportunities by updating your details here or emailing at 

Previous How to... events  

How to... Get the most from mentoring

This online event is a King’s exclusive with some of our mentors and mentees who have experience in our King’s mentoring programme.

They will give you the top tips on being part of a mentoring relationship, such as how often to request assistance from your mentor, how to use their network to gain access to job opportunities or professional development.


How to... Dedicate yourself to more than one life goal

Olympian Laviai Nielsen (Geography, 2018) returned to King's to give an in person talk as part of King's Edge Festival 2023. She gave advice on pursuing your passions, giving personal insights about how her time at King's shaped her journey. 

You can read about Laviai's visit back to King's here.


How to... Find your authentic professional voice

In this talk, we heard from experienced career coach, Chair of The Reading Agency, former television producer and alumnus Matthew Littleford MBE (MA Politics and Contemporary History, 2019), who shared his top tips for finding your authentic professional voice.

Matthew summed up his thoughts for us in our alumni blog. You can read this back here.


How to… Change Careers

In this talk, we heard from three alumni who  shared their experiences and advice on transitioning into a different job sector. 


  • Jack Browne (LLB, 2013) 
  • Rolake Segun-Ojo (BSc Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology, 2012; MBBS, 2015)  
  • Mike Wilmot (MA in Military and Security, 2022) 

Here’s a sneak preview of this webinar: 

'Life happens in the present but we spend so much of it planning and predicting our futures. It's a given that changing careers brings uncertainty - stop agonising and just focus on what your next best step is.' - Rolake Segun-Ojo 

'It's important to start building your network early on during your university career. These connections can last a lifetime and benefit you in ways you may not currently foresee or be able to appreciate.' - Jack Browne 




How to… Future-proof with The Goddess of Go-Getting Rita Kakti-Shah 

From starting her career in the financial sector at Goldman Sachs, then to healthcare and now an award-winning Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategist, international speaker and author, King’s distinguished alumna Rita Kakati-Shah has gone through many journeys in her personal and professional life. 

Listen to Rita about her experiences with failure, what it taught her and how it shaped her life. 


  • Rita Kakati-Shah (BSc, M.Sci, Mathematics and Management, 2001)
  • Caroline Klaris (BSc Business Management, 2022) 




From networking events to lectures to social events. Find all our alumni events here.