University of Kent
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    The career prospects for our graduates are excellent. The School is placed 5th for graduate prospects in both The Guardian University Guide 2016 and the Complete University Guide 2017.
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    It's important that students not only get a good degree in Economics, but that they prepare for life after university. The School offers support and advice on what to do after an Economics degree.
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    We encourage our students to gain valuable work experience while at university, whether it's a spring week, a summer internship or a year working in industry.
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High Fliers, the independent market research company which specialises in student and graduate recruitment research, predicts that there will be more opportunities for this summer’s university-leavers than at any time in the last decade. However, the UK’s top employers have received 6% more graduate job applications so far, compared with the equivalent period in the 2013-2014 recruitment round. So competition is still fierce for jobs at top employers.

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students graduating

Graduates of Kent’s School of Economics are among the most employable in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2016. The School is ranked 5th in the UK for career prospects, with 86% of students finding graduate-level jobs or further study within six months of graduation, which is fantastic news in this very competive market. 

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City Disabilities, an organisation set up to assist students and professionals working with disabilities, have written an interesting article on whether students with disabilities should disclose their disability to a potential employer. The article offers advice on how to decide whether to disclose or not:

http://citydisabilities.org.uk/weekly-round-disclose-disability/

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The Employability Points Team are now welcoming applications for the paid Student Ambassador roles for the 2015-16 academic year for both Employability Points and Student Enterprise.

 

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PwC logoPwC still have a number of internships on offer this summer for penultimate year students. Areas where internships are available include assurance, deals and tax. 

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