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8 Blogs written by Entrepreneurs worth checking out
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:49:48 +0000
This post orginially appeared on the Develop Your Career blog Starting up a business is hard work. You don’t always have time to build up your network, attend events and find good sources for advice. Blogs can be a good source of current and relevant information, particularly those by founders writing from direct experience. This […]Read more...
5 books to further your career
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:55:12 +0000
This post orginially appeared on the Develop your Career blog Article written by Jake Pittman from Ph.Creative We all strive to be better in life, whether that means appearance to some or your personal life. However for most of us, our career is where we aim to improve most. And why not, a better career […]Read more...
PhD Archaeology Student/Tutor at The Brilliant Club: Inspire Me
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:43:37 +0000
As part of our #UCLInspireMe series, Vana Orfanou, Brilliant Club tutor and PhD student in Archaeology, talks to us about how she got this role and shares some tips for UCL students who want to get into the academic sector. How did you get into your role? I am a PhD Archaeology student at my […]Read more...
wider UCL Careers Team has over 40 members of staff.
For more detailed information on the team of Careers Consultants who work more specifically with GradClub members at UCL, please see the profiles below for an overview of each person's background and other responsibilities.
Katie is a Careers Consultant supporting the delivery of careers provision to students in the Departments of Anthropology, Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the Institute of Archaeology. Katie is also a GradClub Coach, providing tailored careers support to recent UCL graduates across all disciplines. Prior to life at UCL, Katie worked in the NGO sector specialising in child protection in emergency contexts, and humanitarian training. Her early career experiences took her from her home in Canada to research roles in Southeast Asia and West Africa, before landing at Save the Children Headquarters in London. For the following six years Katie managed humanitarian training programmes based in London, the Middle East and East and Southern Africa, working closely with other NGOs, UN agencies and donor government bodies such as DFID. Having experience breaking into this competitive sector and conversely sitting on many recruitment panels as a professional, Katie draws on this experience frequently in her work as a Careers Consultant at UCL.
After completing his undergraduate studies in Business Economics, Dave qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London before subsequently moving into advertising and marketing working at major London agencies. Initially working as a commercial manager, he developed an interest in working more directly on client campaigns going on to work on as an account manager for clients such as Nokia, Proctor & Gamble and BBC TV Licensing.
A change of direction in 2005 led Dave to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Counselling and he has now worked as a Careers Coach with the Careers Group, University of London at a range of London-based institutions including UCL, the School of Oriental and African Studies and St Mary's University College. He has a strong understanding of the graduate labour market having involvement in the recruitment of graduates into the financial service industry and pioneering the UCL Summer Schools programme, a series of 3-day boot camps for UCL students looking to gain a head start in applying for major employer graduate scheme programmes.
As well as working on GradClub, Dave also is involved in delivering the careers component of the UCL MSc Management course.
After university, Anna taught English in Mexico, Spain and in Cambridge in the UK before spending several years working in social impact PR and communications for clients in the charity and public sectors, with a particular focus on education campaigns. She went on to manage a co-working space and community of social entrepreneurs for three years, supporting members to fulfil their ambitions through networking and a programme of events and workshops. This experience inspired Anna to train as a Co-Active Coach and she now applies these skills to working with students, helping them to have confidence in their potential and to navigate their futures post-university.
Anna is a Careers Consultant who is based for two days a week at the UCL Institute of Education (IoE), and the rest of the time centrally at UCL Careers working with departments such as the Department for Information Studies (DIS) and the Institute of the Americas.
Irrum is a part time careers consultant at UCL . An International Relations graduate, she completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance (QCG qualified) at London South Bank University in 2009 and has since worked at C2, the commercial consultancy division within The Careers Group and a number of other college based services. While based at C2, she experienced working with a range of clients to provide their staff or their members with careers advice services, training workshops, career development websites and redundancy careers coaching. In her one : one work Irrum provides career coaching to individuals at all stages of their careers, supporting them in their decision making as well as providing practical help with preparing for application and selection processes. Outside of work, Irrum is actively involved in volunteering for a charity, helping young disadvantaged groups into employment.
Victoria is one of the dedicated Careers Consultants offering support to UCL GradClub members. She also works with the Anthropology department, the Hebrew & Jewish Studies department and the School of Pharmacy.Prior to life at UCL, Victoria worked in fundraising and then facilities management. She later moved into market research as a Project Manager, working for eight years with a wide range private and public sector clients. Victoria was responsible for recruiting and managing staff which developed her interest in career management and employability skills. Victoria works at UCL on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and at St George's, University of London for the rest of the week.