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Share your career experiences with our current students at events on campus

The University's careers and employability service holds some brilliant 'Spotlight on ...' events to give students an overview of some of the different career paths available to them. The events are structured in such a way that students get to hear first-hand from industry professionals (like you!) about their career journey, as well as a practical element where they can put their interviewing skills into practice.

Hearing from industry professionals really helps students to see where their degree and skills can take them, and to hear real-life experiences. These events are designed to raise the aspirations of our students, as well as give them vital knowledge about career options.

The basic format of the events is in two parts:

  • Part 1: A facilitated industry-led panel discussion from professionals from a variety of roles within the fields listed below. The panel discussion lasts for about 45 minutes and is followed by a short Q&A session.
  • Part 2: Speed interviewing. Students get the opportunity to be interviewed, for three minutes, in an exciting, friendly environment. As a professional, you have the opportunity to meet and network with the students.

Please note that you don't need to work in recruitment to take part in the event – the value here comes from your own professional experience. Suggested interview questions will be provided.

Events coming up that we're looking for your help with include:

Spotlight: Music
Wednesday 24 January
Spotlight: Engineering Thursday 25 January
Spotlight: Built Environment
Tuesday 30 January
Spotlight: Sport
Tuesday 30 January
Spotlight: Psychology, Sociology & Criminology
Wednesday 31 January
Spotlight: Pharmaceutical Science & Chemistry Thursday 1 February
Spotlight: Illustration and Animation
Thursday 8 February
Spotlight:Life Science Thursday 8 February
Spotlight: Graphic Design
Monday 26 February
Spotlight: HR Tuesday 27 February
Spotlight: Filmmaking and TV Thursday 1 March
Spotlight on Fashion Thursday 15 March

If you would like to help, or find out more, please get in touch with the careers and employability team on 020 8417 7445 or drop them an email at

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Development, Alumni Relations and Engagement (DARE)
Crescent House
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

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