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Careers and opportunities at King's

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It’s never too early to start thinking about your future. There are a range of services at King’s that are here to nurture your aspirations and support you in discovering your career options through a range of resources, opportunities and initiatives.

Read below to find out more about Careers & Employability, the Alumni Office, Global Mobility and the Language Centre and check out articles on King’s Edge and the Entrepreneurship Institute to find out about the latest extra-curricular opportunities.

Careers & Employability

King’s Careers & Employability know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to careers. The team are here to help you discover your career interests, learn how to showcase your employability and help you choose the right career for you.

A great first step is to create your King’s CareersConnect, allowing you to discover options, focus your ideas and action your career plan. You will have access to services to help you build a platform for success, including the vacancy board, events calendar and appointment bookings, such as one-to-one sessions for CV and interview advice. You can also upload your CV for review by an Application Advisor. The team run a range of different events across the year such as careers fairs, workshops, employer masterclasses, panels, assessment simulations and more.

King’s Careers also provide a range of online resources including exclusive subscriptions, specialist content, blogs, and podcasts. Head to KEATS to register for the Careers & Employability course, full of innovative careers education covering all stages of your career journey. On KEATS you can also learn about opportunities like King’s Experience Awards and internships programmes.

If you are an undergraduate, home-fee paying student you may be eligible for Careers+, a programme giving you access to additional careers related activities and support. Students who sign-up will be able to take advantage of exclusive opportunities, events and workshops as well as longer careers guidance appointments. Find out if you are eligible for Careers+ on KEATS.

Keep up to date with opportunities and information from the team on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.

Extracurricular opportunities

King’s Edge is your one-stop shop for extracurricular activities and events to support you with personal and professional development alongside your degree. Find out more about how to get the King's Edge on Student news.

The Entrepreneurship Institute believe that everyone can be entrepreneurial and hosts events, activities and competitions throughout the year to help you enhance your future, whatever that might hold. Find out more about current opportunities on Student news.

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King’s Alumni Office

The Alumni Office is here to support you throughout your journey at King’s and your life beyond.

You’ve joined a supportive, life-long community with over 300,000 alumni. Notable King’s alumni include nurse and social reformer, Florence Nightingale, innovative literary writer, Virginia Woolf, and anti-apartheid trailblazer, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Look out for these famous faces (and more) on the windows of the buildings on Strand Campus.

Former students are making their mark on the world, working across a range of industries. Connect with them to ask for advice and mentorship by signing up to the Alumni networking platform, King’s Connect. On Wednesday 16 November, Join the team on Wednesday 16 November for in-person Mentoring Meet-Up in Bush House on Strand Campus. Create your King’s Connect account to find out more.

Be sure to check out the King’s alumni webpages to get updates on events, including the popular How to… series where alumni give you practical advice on how to get ahead.

You can also find @KCLalumni on: Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and YouTube.

You are now #ForeverKings and your journey starts here!

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Global Mobility

No matter your subject or level of study, the Global Mobility team can support you to get the most out of your time at King's. Participating in our Study Abroad programme is a significant, and potentially transformative, experience.

The team and the Study Abroad Tutor network ensure that the programme offers a flexible range of options and destinations that enhance your degree. You can expect to travel, experience a different lifestyle, gain intercultural communication skills, increase your independence and adaptability, and even see life and learning in a new way. These are also skills highly valued by employers.

To find out if your degree programme offers year or semester long opportunities, visit the Study Abroad destinations page. If you would like to read about the range of summer opportunities, you can do so on the Global Summer Experience pages.

To find out more about what studying abroad is like, you can browse the King’s Study Abroad Stories blog from King's students that have studied abroad previously.

Keep up Connect with the team on Instagram and Facebook for great pictures from your peers abroad and upcoming events, such as the annual Go Global Week in November dedicated to study abroad opportunities. There is also a second, smaller event held in March.

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King’s Language Centre

Did you know you can learn a language alongside your degree whilst at King’s? As well as providing valuable insight into other cultures, languages open the door to both travel and enhanced employment opportunities. The King’s Language Centre is here to help you add to your skills and enhance your cv.

You can take a language module as a part of your degree free of charge, but please check eligibility with your home department first. Or you can enrol onto one of the short evening language courses, which are open to all and can fit around your studies. What’s more is that, as a King’s student, you are eligible for a discount on evening language courses.

Choose from over 20 languages – from Arabic to Urdu – as well as British Sign Language, Latin and more. You could pick up from where you left your language GCSE, take a widely spoken language like Mandarin or Arabic, or take Spanish or Portuguese ahead of a trip to South America.

Whether you have studied a language before, or you are a total beginner, there is a class suitable for your level. The possibilities are endless!