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How the Global Citizenship Employability Programme helped me : UCL Alumni
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:13:39 +0000
James Finch, Physics 2014 graduate, attended the Global Citizenship Employability Programme last summer and he tells us why it was so helpful Graduating from Physics I wanted to pursuit a Technology career in the city. In previous summers I had obtained relevant work experience through internships but hadn’t converted them into full time positions. I […]Read more...
How UCL Careers GradClub helped me
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:20:47 +0000
Alec Lozanoski, graduate from Institute of Child Health (2013), shares his experience of UCL Careers GradClub and how he changed his view from a sceptic to an advocate. How did you find out about GradClub? Throughout completing my MSc at UCL, I received countless emails from the UCL careers service. As I was also the […]Read more...
Careers in the Creative Industries Webinar: 22nd April 1-2pm
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:25:12 +0000
Ever considered going freelance? Getting a job in the arts? Working in theatre? Join our webinar to listen and contribute to a Q&A session with Jethro Compton, Writer, Director, Independent Theatre Producer and co-Artistic Director. Jethro will be taking your career questions. When? Wednesday, 22nd April, 1-2pm How? Register using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3226718446927832322 More about […]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.
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.
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.
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.
Bryony is a Careers Consultant based at UCL providing careers guidance, practice interviews and other careers support to students of all disciplines from the office on Malet Street.
Prior to joining UCL, Bryony had an eight year career in recruitment. Working in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, media and entertainments, professional services, charities and the public sector Bryony has recruited into most head office functions (e.g. sales, HR, legal, finance etc.) but has particular specialism in marketing, network engineering and IT. Bryony has recruited from entry level roles to director positions and is experienced in both writing and delivering bespoke assessments, case studies and interviews as well as interpreting psychometric tests.