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We know how important developing your career prospects while you study is, so we have developed a number of innovative preparation programmes to help support your career progression and prepare you for life after university.
With Job Ready, you will receive support provided by our career development partners to improve your CV and prepare for job interviews. You will also have access to dedicated support in setting up interviews with UK companies. The service, available at no extra charge, is great if you are serious about expanding your working experience or want to earn some extra money whilst you live and learn in the UK.
You can discover more about Job Ready here.
Benefit from an online internship placement in a career field of your choice with Virtual Internships. Having access to a virtual work placement experience will help prepare you for the world of work, by enabling you to put the knowledge you have gained from your academic studies into working practice*.
Once you begin your journey with us at Kingston University London International Study Centre, you will be able to utilise Virtual Internships at no extra cost and start gaining real-world industry experience while you study with us**.
You will also gain access to CareerBridge, a professional development hub. Here, you will be assigned a supervisor who can help you develop your CV and interview techniques, as well as deliver key insights that will be useful once you have started your career.
*Under your Student visa you are permitted to work for up to 20 hours per week – this includes any hours you choose to devote to a virtual internship. For full terms and conditions, please follow this link.
**Please note that a virtual internship is usually an unpaid experience.
The International Study Centre integrates CareerAhead advice and activities into its programmes. These are designed to give you a head start by helping you become a highly skilled, self-aware, confident and employable graduate.
You will develop key employability skills, such as teamwork, problem solving and communication, and familiarise yourself with the world of work. You will also assess your strengths and areas for improvement. With help from your tutors, you will create a personal development plan to help set goals for future success.
KU Talent, Kingston University’s careers service offers practical career support, workshops and expert advice on CV writing, interview preparation and starting your own business.
Many of the progression degrees from the International Foundation Year in Business, Management and Law are integrated with professional experience and study abroad opportunities. This gives you the knowledge, skills and practical experience that employers are looking for, and is completed as part of your three-year course, for no additional fee.
Progression degrees offering business experience:
These progression degrees may be subject to change, so please contact us to discuss the best study option for you.
There are many activities at Kingston to encourage young entrepreneurs:
Graduates from Kingston work all over the world – from fashion designers in New York to engineers in China.
Many graduates choose to create their own companies, with help from the outstanding support that the University provides.
Whether you decide to stay in the UK, return home, or work in another country after you graduate, you will find your employment and promotion chances are significantly improved.
Kingston University’s careers service is available for up to three years after you graduate, offering:
Other networking opportunities include social events run throughout the year. These are great for keeping in touch with your former tutors and fellow graduates. If you are working outside of the UK, our online alumni groups on Facebook and LinkedIn are another great way to stay in touch.
Kingston University won an award for its outstanding commitment to improving the employability and long-term career success of Graduates (AGR Development Awards 2014)