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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!


Any questions

Any Questions?

For more information:[email protected]


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)


Hannah careers at kent

Hannah - Careers at Kent


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


Careers at kent

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

Prospects Vacancy Database

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/UKCES

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/UniKentEmploy

Read our blog: http://unikentemploy.wordpress.com


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