Start your @CharityCareer: Webinar series

Posted by IsabelFrazer on 5 June 2015

Are you a student or recent graduate looking to start or progress your career in the charity sector? Hosted by The Careers Group’s Not-for-Profit team, these webinars will give you the opportunity to put your questions direct to our panels of charity employers and pick up top tips and advice. This year our discussions will cover three key themes:

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Topics: charity

Wannabe Creatives - Have You Considered the 'Passion' vs 'Security' Trade-off?

Posted by Jalal on 22 April 2015

Careers in the creative sectors carry their own set of challenges. As many a struggling creative will tell you, there can be a trade-off between pursuing what you are passionate about, and securing a reliable income stream that will grow incrementally. This post is a brief case study of somebody who definitely prioritized ‘passion’ over ‘security’, and how they have made it work for them (so far!).

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Topics: charity, Working abroad, career choice, creative industries

Rock Physics and Scilly Birds: Exotic vacancies this week

Posted by careers consultant on 16 March 2015
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Topics: teaching, STEM, Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, charity, Working abroad, Postgraduate study, creative industries

An Overview of Careers in Charities/Non-profits

Posted by IsabelFrazer on 11 December 2014

On November 6th, speakers from three very different non-profit organizations addressed an audience of Kings students in a basement lecture hall on the Strand campus. Ark Schools are an education charity, Charity Works provide a 12 month structured graduate scheme for graduates who want to work in charities, and Restless Development involve young people in addressing urgent social issues.

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Topics: charity

Start a business which makes a difference.

Posted by Kate Murray on 11 November 2014

Social enterprise combines the independence and creativity that starting a business allows with a passion for making a difference. The challenge is finding a viable business idea.

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Topics: charity, entrepreneurship

Why The Third Sector might be a good choice for you

Posted by IsabelFrazer on 27 August 2014

I recently had a conversation with a soon-to-graduate student who was struggling to visualize where she might pursue her career. When I mentioned the non-profit sector, she shook her head emphatically. I asked why, and she said that she didn't want to be doing voluntary work - she needed to earn a proper salary.

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Topics: charity

Insight from a student social entrepreneur

Posted by Tom Davies on 21 July 2014

Social enterprises are profit-driven businesses with social and environmental aims. Some of the best known social enterprises include household names like the Big Issue, Divine Chocolate and John Lewis. Have you ever had an idea for a business that could have a positive impact on your community or the wider world? Lindsey Shirah, Projects Coordinator at Queen Mary Careers & Enterprise Centre, had a chat with James Larbi, an Aerospace Engineering undergrad at Queen Mary University of London who started his own social enterprise, Pre-ued, during his second year. Below James shares how he developed his idea and the most important lessons he’s learned along the way.

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Topics: charity, entrepreneurship

Looking for some inspiration - Teach First 'What Next' event

Posted by IsabelFrazer on 3 July 2014

Feeling a bit stumped as to what to do next? Maybe you are at the stage of choosing what degree to do, or perhaps you are part-way through your studies and the daunting point of graduation is looming on the horizon. Fear not, help is at hand!

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Topics: teaching, charity, creative industries

Breaking into the Not for Profit Sector: Top Tips

Posted by IsabelFrazer on 27 June 2014

Thinking of pursuing a career in the Not for Profit (NFP) sector but unsure about how to get your foot in the door?

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Topics: charity

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