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Steph Ham Employability and Communications Coordinator. Careers at Kent. About the workshop. Aim: To find out more about the types of jobs available at Kent, one of the South East’s biggest employers, and speak to SECL alumni who now work here Timings:

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steph ham employability and communications coordinator
Steph Ham

Employability and Communications Coordinator

Careers at Kent

about the workshop
About the workshop
  • Aim:
    • To find out more about the types of jobs available at Kent, one of the South East’s biggest employers, and speak to SECL alumni who now work here
  • Timings:
    • 2:15-3pm Presentations from guest speakers
    • 3-4pm Informal networking and chatting in the Foyer
speakers running order
Speakers running order:
  • Steph Ham, Employability and Communications Coordinator, School of European Culture and Languages (Religious Studies 2012)
  • Dr Emma Bainbridge, Student Support and Admissions Officer, School of English (English and Comparative Literature 1995)
  • Hannah Greer, Employability Adviser, Careers and Employability Service (French 2006)
about me
About me
  • BA Religious Studies (2012)
  • Skills gained:
    • Thinking outside of the box
    • Time management
    • Organisation
    • Working under pressure
    • Debating
  • Permanent job gained: 1st November 2012
extra curricular activities stage 1
Extra-curricular activities – Stage 1
  • Reasons I got myjob…
    • Course Rep
    • Student Guide
    • Concorde International Summer Schools
  • Skills gained:
    • Diplomacy
    • Confidence
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Event management
extra curricular activities stage 2
Extra-curricular activities – Stage 2
  • Activities:
    • Student Ambassador
    • Concorde International Summer Schools
  • Skills gained:
    • Organisation
    • Initiative
    • Public speaking
    • Event planning
    • Knowledge of issues in HE e.g. fee increases
extra curricular activities stage 3
Extra-curricular activities – Stage 3
  • Activities:
    • Lead Ambassador
    • Temporary work
    • Graduation!
  • Skills gained:
    • Leadership
    • Confidence (again)
    • Proven ‘real world’ experience

Great experience, good friends, and lots of fun!!

why i chose to work at kent
Why I chose to work at Kent
  • Didn’t know what to do for a living
  • Enjoyment of part time jobs and activities
  • Variety of roles on offer
  • Friendly environment
  • Good conditions and salary
  • Career progression
  • Interesting, varied jobs
my current role an overview
My current role – an overview
  • ½ Employability, ½ Marketing and Recruitment
  • Employability: “The ability to gain meaningful employment”
    • Organising events
    • Updating the website
    • Liaising with alumni & local businesses
    • Running an Academic Peer Mentoring scheme
my current role an overview1
My current role – an overview
  • Marketing and Recruitment:
    • Running Visit Days
    • Appointing recruitment student ambassadors
    • Writing prospectus and web entries
    • Facebook and Twitter @ unikentsecl
    • Newsletters and emails to applicants
  • And more!
to summarise
To summarise…
  • Experience is key – any experience is better than none
  • You need to stand out from the crowd
  • It’s ok if you don’t know what to do!
  • Lots of opportunities available at Kent, almost any career imaginable
  • Good pay, conditions, facilities, opportunities and great colleagues!
next speaker
Next Speaker…
  • Dr Emma Bainbridge, Student Support and Admissions Officer, School of English (English and Comparative Literature 1995)
  • Hannah Greer, Employability Adviser, Careers and Employability Service (French 2006)
when i was 5 i wanted to be
When I was 5 I wanted to be…
  • A vet!
  • Relevant skills? Duties?
what can i do what do i enjoy
What can I do? What do I enjoy?
  • Talking to people
  • Helping people
  • Languages
  • Computing
university of kent 2002 2006 ba hons french
University of Kent 2002-2006BA (Hons) French
  • Networking
  • Planning
  • Research
  • Organising
  • Love of languages
volunteering
Volunteering
  • Oxfam Original
    • Vintage and re-purposed
    • Customising clothing
    • Window dressing
    • Training other staff
retail
Retail
  • Evans
    • Customer service
    • Training other staff
    • Undertook management training course
    • Planning and organisation
    • Using language skills
employability adviser
Employability Adviser

Canterbury Christ Church University – 2007-2012

  • Reception and booking appointments
    • Customer service
  • Managing the JobShop
    • Organisational skills
  • Creating TempShop
    • Managing others
employability adviser1
Employability Adviser

University of Kent: Nov 2012

  • Managing social media & developing the website
    • Creativity/Organisational skills
  • Working with students
    • Customer service/Training
  • Organising activities and events
    • Planning/Creativity
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Drop-in to see us:

Get feedback on your CV or ask a quick query, Monday - Friday 10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm

Email

[email protected]

Careers Appointment:

Speak to a Careers Adviser about your options.

Talks and Events

www.kent.ac.uk/ces

www.kent.ac.uk/employability

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