Give your professional input

Give Professional Input

Employability skills development

Throughout the year, departments of the University run a variety of activities to develop and test the employability skills and awareness of their students.

These may take the form of:

  • talks and workshops on key employability themes
  • involving teams of students in an active business project that is then assessed
  • guiding students through business planning activities.

The input of experienced professionals is vital to making these events a success. If you have 3 or more years work experience and a passion for inspiring students to have vision and ambition for their future, this could be your opportunity to do just that.  At the same time, you can develop your own skills and add an additional element to your CV. 

"Working with the alumni orchestra was a special experience. I had to sit right down and sight read the music, instead of months of rehearsal.  Playing with alumni is good because the higher performance standard of the players. They are more experienced, so I could learn more from them."

Beth Craft Bachelor of Music Finalist performed alongside professional musicians in the Alumni Orchestra 2012.

Providing work experience opportunities

Some of our alumni are able to offer paid or unpaid work experience or work shadowing opportunities to current students within their workplace.   These are immensely valuable as they help the student both hone their skills and gain vital experience that will give their CV an edge in the job market.

Alumna Emma Brice – BA (Hons) Film Radio and Television 2015 secured work experience opportunities for students with her employer, Halo TV.  Hear her story:

Get involved

Whether you are interested in working alongside students, helping as a speaker or adviser in the types of activity outlined above, or could offer work experience/shadowing opportunities to a student, we would love to hear from you.

T: 01227 782995

"Having registered my interest to take part in a focus group discussing the alumni magazine Link, I was also given the opportunity to write an article/review of the Canterbury Arts Festival for Link. As a marketeer and keen writer, I’m always willing to spend my time in activities where I canextend my creative writing skills and I got real pleasure from being able to give something back to the University."

Amber-Jade McLaren, BSc (Hons) Advertising Management and Marketing, 2012

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