Economics at Kent has again been recognised for its excellent employability record in two national university league tables. We are ranked 2nd for graduate prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2017 and 5th for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2017. According to the ‘Destinations of 2014/15 First Degree Leavers from HE’ statistics (published in 2016), 92% of Kent Economics students found graduate-level employment or went on to further study within six months of graduation.
Dr John Peirson, the School’s Director of Employability, said “We are proud of these statistics, but we are certainly not complacent. It is important that students not only get a good degree in economics, but also prepare for life after university. We place great importance on ensuring that our students leave us with the necessary skills to succeed in the job market, the workplace or further study.” With this in mind, the School’s employability team ̶ Dr Sylvain Barde, Director of Placements, Katie Marshall, Employability Co-ordinator and Dr John Peirson ̶ offers a programme of talks and workshops on what students can do with a degree in economics, how to find the right job for them (not just the job with the highest salary), how to succeed with job, placement and internship applications, plus regular one-to-one support and advice for students throughout their time at Kent and afterwards.
The University’s Careers and Employability Service also holds a number of events each year.
For further information on employability, visit www.kent.ac.uk/economics/employability/