Find out how our Careers & Employability service can help you find the right career path with our frequently asked questions:
What can I do with my career?
If you are interested in what graduates from your course have chosen to do after leaving King’s, visit the Government’s Discover Uni website. Due to changes in the way that employment and study destinations of our graduates is collected, the most recent data published nationally can be found here. More recent data will be released in Spring 2020.
We also recommend that you take a look at LinkedIn to explore the destinations of King’s graduates. We offer workshops on using LinkedIn and have created exclusive employability modules on LinkedIn Learning, which are free for King’s students.
Whatever course you pursue, your university degree and extracurricular activities will develop your Knowledge, Attributes, Skills and Experience (KASE). These are the foundations of your employability and the Careers & Employability service can help you articulate and develop this throughout your time at King’s, and beyond.
How can King’s Careers & Employability help me?
Careers & Employability supports students at all stages of career planning, whether you’re discovering your interests, focusing on a few career ideas, or putting your career plans into action.
We host a huge range of employers on campus, run workshops and networking events, create structured and engaging digital learning content, and tailor support to each student with our one-to-one appointments.
For a full range of our events and support, check out the Careers & Employability pages.
We support students throughout their degree and for two years after graduation.
Can I work whilst at King’s?
Many King’s students do work part-time and in the holidays. Whether you’re discovering your career options, or putting your ideas into action, part-time work can develop your workplace experience, knowledge, and employability.
There are different opportunities to work on campus during your degree, including:
- Working as a Student Ambassador: you’ll give guided tours and work at events, developing your communication, leadership, and presentation skills. These roles look great on CVs!
- Working with King’s College London Students’ Union (KCLSU): with two student bars, a shop, and lots of offices and reception desks, you can find loads of different roles at KCLSU.
- Working in a diverse range of departments and roles through our on-campus temp agency, King’s Talent Bank - where you’ll find long-term and short-term part-time roles.
Careers & Employability also advertise external vacancies on an online jobs board, and can assist with applications.
What careers support is there for underrepresented groups?
Careers & Employability offers a wide variety of tailored support for students from underrepresented groups. We are committed to promoting equality of access to our careers resources, and we work hard to ensure our services and provision is accessible to all regardless of protected characteristics or personal circumstances.
Careers & Employability offers longer careers guidance appointments and ringfenced internship positions for students with disabilities. Additionally, students from all underrepresented groups have exclusive access to our Careers+ programme. This includes specialised one-to-one guidance and additional employer events.
Are there internship opportunities available?
Yes! We regularly advertise internship opportunities on the Careers & Employability jobs board and offer advice on applications and interviews to help students secure positions. We advertise a broad range of internships, and the vast majority are not tied to any particular degree subject so students can develop their transferrable skills and access diverse opportunities.
Some degree programmes also offer accredited internship modules facilitated by Careers & Employability, and all students are eligible to apply for our summer and part-time internship programmes. For full details, check out the Careers & Employability pages.
Students can also apply for the King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship which, with support and funding from Careers & Employability, enables students to complete a research project alongside an academic member of staff.