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logo newKPMG China – Graduate Opportunities for Chinese and HK Nationals,

15th November, 1-2pm in SIBSR2.

To book: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=2277&service=Careers+Service .

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Civil Service Fast Stream logoThe Civil Service are offering a fantastic opportunity, during the Spring Term, for 10  stage 2,3 and MSc Economics students to experience the day in the life of a civil servant. This will be an all-expenses paid trip up to Whitehall including an opportunity to watch a debate or working group in parliament, meet a senior civil servant, have lunch and a tour of 2 to 3 different Whitehall Departments.

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Why you should join the Business Start-Up Journey, even if you don’t want to start a business…

On November 22 the Business Start-Up Journey will launch for the new academic year welcoming students from the Schools of Economics, Computing and the Kent Business School.

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Enactus LogoEnactus is a worldwide organisation which uses entrepreneurial knowledge to help empower people to change their livelihoods in a sustainable way.  It’s an international non-profit organisation, with over 70,000 students in 36 countries, working on nearly 5000 projects. It is aimed at university students by business leaders, in order to make a difference in the community while helping them develop skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

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CV and Cover LetterWork experience is important when applying for graduate jobs. It is something the school strongly encourages all our students to have; whether it is an internship or placement year with a company the student would like to work for in the future, or working in a bar, volunteering in a shop or temping in an office during the summer. However, some students, due to various reasons, are not able to gain work experience before or during their degree. So what should they do when it comes to writing a CV? The Guardian has written an article which gives some useful tips on writing a CV with no work experience:

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