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The University of Kent

Careers and Employability Service

Digital Media Careers


You can download a copy of
this presentation at

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm


Location of the Careers Service

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays including vacations.

The Careers Web Site
www.kent.ac.uk/careers

is available 24/7

What can I
do with a
Digital Media
degree?

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/multimedia.htm


Web Designer


Web Designers with HTML and multimedia
skills
-

networking, HTML, Perl, CGI, Flash,
JavaScript and Java skills in demand.


Web database skills very important


Lot of jobs are with small firms


Need to keep skills up to date


Starting salaries for 2009 Kent Multimedia
graduates entering web design/development
typically ranged from £16K to £20K, averaging
about £18k.


Good area for
self employment

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/selfemployment.htm




Games Industry


Very
competitive

-

passion for
games required.


Check the job adverts in publications
like
Edge



Send
speculative CVs
.


A
portfolio

is a necessity

Games Industry


30,000 people employed in the UK
games industry


Games tester

can be a good starting
point


Programmers



C++/Java


Creatives:

design (e.g. graphics,
building models), game play, audio and
content.


www.kent.ac.uk/careers/workin/computergames.htm


Animation


Covers
many different segments

of the audio
visual industries: TV, feature films, commercials,
websites and computer games.


There are about
2000 employees in UK
.


Often first job is as a
production assistant or
runner
.


Need to network

and send out speculative CVs
and need a quality
portfolio


www.kent.ac.uk/careers/multimedia.htm#Animation



Prospects Occupational Profile for Animator



www.prospects.ac.uk/links/Animator



Skillset

www.skillset.org/animation/index_1.asp

Excellent information on animation careers.


What can I do with a
digital media degree?

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/multimedia.htm

Also

Computing

Careers Web Page

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/computersci.htm


Media Careers

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitesmedia.htm


Postgraduate Study


Over 30% of Kent Electronics/CSE
graduates continue to postgraduate
study


MSc


1 year


PhD
-

3 years

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/postgradmenu.htm



Teacher training


1 year

(bursaries available)

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/siteach.htm

One third of graduate jobs
accept any degree subject.

BECAUSE:


Learn new skills
quickly


Analyse & solve
problems


Communicate well


Open to new ideas,
adaptable and flexible


“Managers of change”


Marketing and
Sales


Retailing


Social Work


Personnel


Civil Service


Accountancy


Banking


Computing

Choosing a Career


Choosing a Career Booklet

-

available in Careers Service.


Prospects Planner

-

powerful career
choice program in Careers Service. Also
cut down web version at
www.prospects.ac.uk/links/PPlanner



Careers Explorer


www.kent.ac.uk/careers/explorer.htm


Vacancy Sources


Kent Vacancy Database
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/jobs/index.htm



Prospects Web

www.prospects.ac.uk


Careers Fairs


Target/Inside Careers
Directories


Recruitment Agencies



Speculative CVs

to IT Employers
-

see
multimedia careers page


www.kent.ac.uk/careers/multimedia.htm


Need to be proactive

to get entry level
multimedia jobs


many smaller firms don’t
actively advertise!

Careers Talks and
Employer Presentations

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/casevents.htm



VACANCY AND WORK EXPERIENCE
DATABASE

www.kent.ac.uk/ces/vacancies.html


Apply for jobs in the
first term



vacancy
emails every Monday

Graduate Employer Directories are available
in Careers Service

Final Year Action Plan



Register with
Prospects Web


Apply now for jobs in large companies


closing dates are early.


Apply now for
postgraduate study

around
December/January


We will help for
3 years

after graduation.

Careers Fair

12
-

3 pm.
Tues Nov
5th
Sports Centre

M
eet
employers from all sectors offering
graduate jobs, placements and
summer

internships. Find out about the
opportunities they offer and get first
-
hand
advice and information.

Everybody
welcome,

whatever your year or subject of
study.


BAe
, Accenture, Cummins, Fujitsu, Cisco,
IBM etc.
www.kent.ac.uk/ces/careersfair


Moodle Careers Employability Award

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/moodle.htm


Bruce Woodcock


Normally
on duty

FRIDAY MORNINGS (10.30 am
-

12.30 pm) and WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS (2 to
4 pm). You don’t need to book an appointment to
see me at these times.


Email:

bw@kent.ac.uk

-

for enquires that I can
answer BRIEFLY

The University of Kent

Careers and Employability Service


You can download a copy of
this presentation at

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm