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Careers Events

Our events are designed to help build success on your career journey, enhance your employability and open up networks.

We host hundreds every year both physically and online, to help you discover different sectors and job roles, focus your awareness of different labour markets and geographies and action your applications.

Introducing Focused Festivals...

Across the autumn and spring terms, our Focused Festivals bring together various activities around week-long sector or thematic focuses. You'll be able to participate in engaging virtual activities, interact with industry professionals, hear from our Careers Consultants, Employer Relations & King's Internships teams and learn what knowledge, attributes, skills and experiences you want to develop to build success in your career journey.

You can find full details and dates of the planned Festivals on our KEATS Festival Hub.

External Events

We also advertise many external events such as webinars, careers fairs, conferences and dinners hosted by employers and partners around the world which can be filted on King's CareerConnect.

Our Event Portfolio

We host a dozen careers fairs annually, many as part of our Focused Festivals, giving a direct opportunity to build your networks, discover the breadth of roles and options, focus your search and action your plan. Alongside these, we run employer speed meets for a more intimate opportunity to explore internships, placements and opportunities.

Our planned 2021-22 events include:

  • Shanghai Engineering, Science & Technology Fair (Wednesday 22 September 2021)
  • Focus on Technology, Engineering & Data (Tuesday 12 October 2021)
  • Focus on Health, Pharma & Bioscience (Monday 18 October 2021)
  • Focus on Law, Risk & Justice (Tuesday 26 October 2021)
  • Global Placements - Employer Speed Meet (Wednesday 3 November 2021)
  • Focus on Government, Public Sector & Policy (Tuesday 9 November 2021)
  • Nursing & Midwifery Fair (Friday 28 January 2022)
  • Pharmacy Fair (January 2022)

    We also run spring events such as Focus on Cultural & Creative Careers (17-21 January 2022) and our Focus on China (28 February - 4 March) which will include an online fair.

    In late March 2022, we're partnering with other universities to deliver a series of events called Careers in China and host an annual Medical Fair, and Graduate Jobs Fair in spring and summer.

    A very limited number of spaces for King's students will be available for LSE's International Organisations Week from 1-6 November 2021 also.

    View & Book our Careers Fairs & Employer Speed Meets

  • Our Employer Masterclasses are educational workshops discussing exciting innovations and trends across multiple industries, hosted by real business representatives.

    They are designed to challenge you in a positive way and help you towards an even greater understanding of your chosen industries.

    You’ll get to understand your chosen industries deeper, focusing more on the realities of changing businesses and sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, developing your commercial awareness.

    You’ll also develop knowledge around the different skills, attributes and experiences needed to stand out and understand what the world of work is really like.

    Events take place at different times of the week to ensure that all students regardless of timetables and schedules have the chance to attend.

    Employer Masterclasses may include:

  • employer case studies,
  • business game workshops,
  • guest lectures and keynote speeches,
  • interactive "how-to" workshops.

    View and Book upcoming Masterclasses

  • Our #MyNextSteps workshops cover your entire career journey from exploring potential careers to succeeding at interview.

    Whether you are in the Discover, Focus or Action phase of your career planning and employability development, we have something to help you take the next step.

    Click here to learn more. 

    Book your place on King's CareerConnect

    Discover the reality of work in a range of sectors, hear from industry professionals and alumni about their lived experiences, roles and gather in-depth knowledge to assist your career search. Held across the year, Discover Careers in... panels are a fantastic opportunity to discover the range of sectors and opportunities available to you - from political risk to publishing, artificial intelligence to international relations.

    Each event comprises a panel of experts who will share their own career stories, tips and information on their sector, including their commitment to diversity and sustainability, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

    You can choose to attend any event of interest to you or the entire series, and we have also aligned this year's events with their accompanying Festivals, so you can find those related to a particular industry sector easily.

    View and Book upcoming Discover Careers in... Panels

    Understand organisation culture, the roles available and the recruitment processes you’ll need to undertake.

    Throughout the year, our employer-led presentations and webinars are here to help you build success.

    Delivered by industry professionals and business representatives, these events consist of company presentations, virtual open days, diversity events, business games and skills workshops.

    Many events will also be run by employers themselves, and we advertise a range of off-campus and virtual presentations across a range of sectors.

    View and Book upcoming Presentations & Webinars

    Our Spotlight on Inclusion events across the year shine a spotlight on the lived experiences of individuals from Black, Asian and Diverse Heritage backgrounds, aspects of gender equity and disability and LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace.

    They are designed as safe spaces, welcoming all students regardless of your background – allowing you to broaden your understanding of these key issues and structural inequalities and become an ally to others.

    Alongside placing the spotlight on diversity initiatives that different organisations continue to develop, we hope events will open up doors into sectors you may never have considered, break down barriers and enhance access to the workplace for groups under-represented in the workplace.

    Events take different forms – from panels to speed meets and guest lectures and are held at different times to enable as many students as possible to benefit from the experience.

    View and Book upcoming Spotlight on Inclusion Events

    When it's safe to do so, some employers choose to share their opportunities with you through interactive and engaging promotional events.

    Along the way they will often entice you with interactive games, quizzes, competitions or giveaways including free coffee, popcorn or their products.

    We work with organisations to develop new promotions throughout the year, but it's likely that many initiatives will occur later in the academic year as COVID protocols permit.

    View upcoming Employer Promotions

    Careers Consultants and Ambassadors deliver workshops for many academic departments across King's. They include everything from what career options are available for students from your degree to how to prepare for entry into specific careers.

    We also run a special programme for postgraduate research students and students from groups under-represented in higher education as part of our Careers+ programme. More information here

    Eligible students from groups under-represented in Higher Education can access exclusive events as part of our Careers+ programme. Click here to see if you are eligible. 

    View and Book upcoming Departmental or Faculty Workshops

    We run drop-in Careers Lounges in some departments where you can speak informally to a Careers Consultant and ask career-related questions relating to your degree, your department and your options.

    View upcoming Careers Lounges

    Spring 2022

    This spring our events continue online to ensure we can safely host activities with a number of employers to as many of our users as possible. At this time, few employers are proactively visiting university campuses, so we'll also help you to understand how to network virtually to maximise your engagement. We hope to welcome employers to host physical events in a COVID-secure environment as soon as it is practical to do so.

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    International Careers

    In addition to our core events where we often welcome global employers interested in recruiting King's students, we also run regular workshops on key labour markets including China, the United States, India and France.

    Our annual employer-led activities focused on careers in key international markets include:

  • Focus on China Festival
  • Careers in the USA Series & Speed Meet
  • Careers in China Series (Panels, Workshops & Fair)
  • Careers in the European Union Series

  • Global