Psychometric tests are regularly used by employers as an early part of their recruitment process. The best chance of passing these tests is plenty of practice. With this in mind the Careers Service have a launched a new service for practice psychometric tests.
Student Employability: Breaking Barriers is a series of free talks for students and staff that look to help individuals overcome and challenge potential discrimination in the workplace and will help students build valuable links and knowledge in preparation for post-University employment.
Full details are available here: http://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/breakingbarriers.html
I was posted as an Economic Analyst in the Strategy Team, working in the Disability Analysis Division (DAD) on two large projects: the Fulfilling Potential Outcomes and Indicators Framework and the International Comparisons of Disability Evidence Synthesis.
Whilst working at Mizuho bank I researched and developed new Reverse Stress Testing scenarios based on departmental stresses, and creating new FX and interbank rate model; concluded weekly with updates and adjustments subject to meetings. I completed a variety of departmental revaluations daily, often manually overriding data points
Internships are not only a great addition to CVs but give a real insight into the world of work and can help decide on the career path you wish to follow. Graduates who have undertaken an internship whilst at University are three times more likely to get top jobs. We strongly encourage all our students to gain work experience whilst at University; whether it is a Spring Week or a longer summer internship. We are able to offer guidance and assistance on where to look for internships and the application procedure and the University of Kent offers a bursary to help with work experience expenses. A number of our students have received job offers following on from a summer internship.