Careers and Employability
King's Careers & Employability
NMS Careers Newsletter
The careers service offers individual guidance appointments, practice interviews, CV and application checks career events and advertises a range of opportunities. Log on to King's CareerConnect for all your career-related questions. Through KCC you can book guidance appointments and CV checks, register for events on and off campus and view job and internship opportunities. You can also access a wide range of resources relating to job areas, career planning and employability.
King's students can also use the resources on lynda.com to aid them in their career search. Lynda.com is an online training library with thousands of high quality, current and engaging video tutorials, available free of charge to all staff and students in King’s. Using lynda.com's high-quality expert-led videos, you can access courses covering a huge range of business skills, software skills and wider creative skills, as well as videos on CV preparation, cover letters, and general employability skills.
Career prospects and graduate destinations
Remember to look out for the bi-weekly Natural & Mathematical Sciences newsletter (internal webpage), which has a job of the week, a variety of articles relating to Careers, and key events for the week ahead. You will also receive notification of other opportunities relevant to you from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to contribute to the newsletter or would like further help, please use this email address.
Dedicated careers programme: Your Maths Degree - Your Maths Future
The careers service provides impartial guidance to students, graduates and staff. Career consultants offer one to one guidance appointments. The team has extensive experience supporting students at all stages of their career planning, whether you don’t have many ideas for after graduation or have very specific career goals. They can also refer you to a wide range of information resources, including reference and online materials. You can book a CV or application check and if you have been invited for a job interview, you can complete a practice interview with a career consultant.
All opportunities and events are advertised on KCC. Vacancy listings include part-time jobs, internships, insight weeks, voluntary opportunities and permanent jobs. There is also a special section on international opportunities. The programme of activities each term includes careers fairs, employer presentations, the Discover Careers In… panel series and skills workshops. Events take place both on and off campus.
Mathematics graduates are in high demand because employers recognise the wide range of skills that they possess. Mathematicians are trained to be expert problem solvers, with the ability to create reasoned arguments and to apply mathematical and computational techniques to real problems. It is not surprising that our graduates are found in many areas of employment, where their skills can be used to their full potential.
Graduate destinations of Mathematics students at King's.
King's Leadership & Professional Skills Award
Responding to feedback from students, the careers service and the Department have created a dedicated careers programme for Mathematics students fully endorsed by the student society, MathSoc.
The sessions are varied and include:
Skills sessions on a variety of practical areas run by the careers service and top employers.
Key information from the Department on how to get the most from your time at King's.
Top tips on helping you make decisions about your future and what you can do now to ensure success.
A course in KEATS (King's online virtual learning environment).
For more information visit the Department's Careers webpage.
Students are invited to attend the Leadership & Professional Skills Award (KLPSA). This is a programme of events, run in conjunction with employers, designed to help you develop professional and leadership skills and increase your employability in this competitive graduate market.
Application for the 2018-19 cohort opens in August 2018. If you are accepted onto the award programme, you must complete and earn points for some required activities. It will be compulsory to attend in-person skills development sessions, complete an online learning course and complete at least 30 hours of experiential learning - this can be from part-time work, an internship or volunteering.
Find out more on the KLPSA SharePoint site (you will need a King's login to access this page).
More information on other Careers Service offerings is available on the Careers & Employability webpages or on Facebook ‘King’s Career Networks-Technology’.
03 August 2018