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A simple guide to what we will be doing in the School of Economics to help you find the right future employment for you. Employability for Economics Students. Dr John Peirson Employability Officer, School of Economics. Employability and Economics – Stage 1.

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A simple guide to what we will be doing in the School of Economics to help you find the right future employment for you.

Employability for Economics Students

Dr John PeirsonEmployability Officer, School of Economics


Employability and economics stage 1
Employability and Economics – Stage 1 Economics to help you find the right future employment for you.

Starting in the Spring term – a short series of talks and workshops covering:

  • What can you do with an economics degree?

  • What do you want to do? Employment or further study?

  • How you can improve your profile to get the right job, eg work experience, internships, University initiatives

  • Advice on how to write a good application/CV

  • How does the job application process work and how can you win this game?

  • Come and see me – John Peirson, Keynes Cg.07, [email protected], Consultation hours: Tues 1–2pm & Thu 3–4pm or try other times.


What happens in stages 2 3
What happens in Stages 2 Economics to help you find the right future employment for you.& 3?

  • More talks and practical workshops

  • Greater focus on job applications and the selection process

  • Give practice at competency tests, interviews and other parts of the selection process

  • Separate programme of talks and practical workshops for students intending to spend a year in industry. Placements run by Sylvain Barde, Keynes B1.12, email [email protected], Consultation Hours Mon 2–3pm & Thu 2–3pm. Getting a good placement is tough and requires hard work and time.


What you can do now
What you can do now Economics to help you find the right future employment for you.

  • Think about what you want to do after your degree. The next three years rush past and the serious employee has to think about the future NOW

  • Consider internships and work experience in the field you wish to work in

  • There are a number of University run initiatives


Job market forum
Job Market Forum Economics to help you find the right future employment for you.

  • This is a School of Economics run Moodle module which you can register for, see the right-hand button on the School of Economics home page https://www.kent.ac.uk/economics/index.html

  • The Job market forum is for past and present Economics students who are in the job market. It is a forum for student discussion about jobs in general and employment advice

  • If wish to receive a reference from a member of the School, we require you to upload your CV onto this site.


Myfolio
MyFolio Economics to help you find the right future employment for you.

  • MyFolio is the University of Kent’s student-owned e-portfolio and Personal Development

  • It is a personal development planning (PDP) tool

  • It is designed to help you set and achieve personal and employment related goals

  • Most usefully, it records your achievements

    • It is at https://myfolio.kent.ac.uk/myfolio/


Employability points scheme
Employability Points Scheme Economics to help you find the right future employment for you.

  • This University of Kent scheme provides students with the means to demonstrate activity across a range of activities.

  • The scheme has links with a number of external firms and organisations. Students can get work experience with a number of participating companies.

  • More details at http://www.kent.ac.uk/employabilitypoints/

    or contact: Christopher Broad, Employability Points

    Co-ordinator, email: [email protected]


University of kent careers employability award
University of Kent Careers Employability Award Economics to help you find the right future employment for you.

The University of Kent Careers Employability Award helps students to identify and plan

  • Possible future careers

  • Potential employers

  • The student’s employment skills

  • Present these skills in CVs and job applications

    The award takes about 12 hours, is free, undertaken online using Moodle and further details can be found at http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/moodle.htm


Other sources of information
Other Economics to help you find the right future employment for you.sources of information

  • The University’s Careers and Employability Service has a large website, friendly staff and a building just by the entrance to Keynes. See http://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/

  • Kent Union run a volunteering scheme that allows students to record and attain awards for a large number of volunteering activities. See http://www.kentunion.co.uk/volunteering/


School of economics and employability
School of Economics and Employability Economics to help you find the right future employment for you.

  • The School sees its major objective as to develop your economic knowledge, skills and employability in a very demanding future job market

  • We will help you, but most of the effort will come from you.

  • After Christmas there will be a series of talks and activities to develop your employability and this carries on through Stages 2 and 3

  • If you have any questions or want some advice, get in contact with me John Peirson, email [email protected]

  • Talk to your Academic Adviser. More specific advice from me or the Careers and Employability Service

  • If you have any year in industry questions please see our Placement Officer, Sylvain Barde, email [email protected]


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