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London can make your CV stand out

King’s unique position at the heart of London – alongside the capital’s international business communities and high growth creative, technology and life sciences industries – offers multiple ways to make your CV stand out.

Opportunities

King’s Careers & Employability can help you to find internships in London. Over the last year, hundreds of King's students have been placed in companies and organisations across the capital, ranging from asset management firms to creative agencies. Careers & Employability have unique connections with businesses across the capital, ensuring that you can benefit from distinctive opportunities that set you apart from other candidates.

King’s Entrepreneurship Institute offers you the chance to gain career skills or even start your own business. It provides numerous opportunities throughout the year to meet entrepreneurial leaders and visit London’s leading innovation hubs. You don’t have to have previous experience, just a 'can-do' attitude and enthusiasm!

Student opportunities are at the heart of Science Gallery London on Guy’s Campus. If you have an enthusiasm for science and arts, apply to be a Mediator and help guide visitors as they explore the Gallery’s regular exhibitions and events.

King’s Student Ambassador Scheme Help inspire students from underrepresented backgrounds to consider university. You could support a Summer School or give a school a guided tour of King’s campuses. It’s proven that interaction with student ambassadors is one of the most effective ways of raising aspirations and encouraging people to consider applying to university -– be a part of it! 

Take part in King’s Civic Leadership Academy, a new flagship programme pairing London charities with teams of talented 2nd year undergraduates. You’ll work on projects addressing the strategic problems that your partner charity is facing, receive a bursary for the work that you do and enjoy a powerful programme of leadership training and mentorship. Partner organisations this year have included IntoUniversity, Thrive LDN, Pecan and Samaritans.

 

Experiences

King’s Experience London Award gives you the opportunity to earn recognition (on your Higher Education Achievement Report) for volunteering work and experiential learning outside of the classroom. The award recognises your engagement with local communities through activities like working with schools to inspire children and young people to consider university.

King’s Cultural Community offers distinct work experience opportunities, including the opportunity to work on the university’s exhibitions as part of the gallery team. The latest exhibition, Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery, is supported by a team of gallery supervisors who are all King’s students and recent graduates. Contact culture@kcl.ac.uk to find out more.

Do you have a global mindset? Then take part in the Global Leaders Programme. It aims to create future leaders with a global mindset. You’ll join classes with a range of international leaders, including former government ministers, and take part in the Principal’s Global Leadership Award.

King’s Civic Challenge is an annual competition that invites students, staff and local communities to make a lasting difference by teaming up to co-create imaginative solutions to local challenges. Your ideas could span anything from tackling homelessness or child malnutrition to addressing air quality in King’s local boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster. You can even win funding and support to get your ideas off the ground.

Do you want to tackle global issues like air pollution in Tanzania or local issues like refugee unemployment in London? King’s Enactus society use enterprise to address pressing social and environmental challenges. You’ll have the unique opportunity to work with King’s Entrepreneurship Institute and corporate sponsors like EY, Google and Amazon.

 

 

Students at King's College London

Service

King’s Business School Consultancy Project partners Business School students with local enterprises so that they can use their learning to address real-world business challenges. Last year students provided consultancy to the Creative Society, a local charity that helps young people who want to work in the creative and cultural sector. Projects Director, Barbarba Palczynski, said: ‘King’s really helped us think about the actual business model of the Creative Society and ways in which that work can be more sustainable.’ This year students are working with businesses across Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster.

Do you want to gain leadership experience and cross-sector skills while supporting a cause you’re passionate about? King's Board Bank can offer all these opportunities! If you’re interested in becoming a charity board member sign up here for updates about this King’s Board Bank student pilot.

IntoUniversity supports young people to realise their ambitions, aim high and achieve their potential by volunteering as a peer-to-peer mentor. King's supports the Lambeth local learning centre, inspiring young people to achieve - you could make a real difference to a young person from our local communities!

Are you a maths superstar? Do you want to impart your mathematical genius to the next generation? King’s Factor is a unique maths after-school club where year 12 and 13 students are provided with an opportunity to enrich their mathematics in a challenging and supportive environment. Join the programme as a student tutor and share your knowledge and skills with young people across London.

King’s Law students can support their local communities and work side-by-side with some of London’s leading legal minds at King’s Legal Clinic. Students in the Dickson Poon School of Law gain experience working under the supervision of a qualified lawyer as they interview clients, analyse the problem, research the issues and draft written letters of advice. 

Whatever you choose to do, we hope you enjoy making the most out of London and all it has to offer.


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