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Want to leave the world of Medicine?
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:52:29 +0000
This blog originally appeared on the Develop your Career blog Whether you’re a medical student or a foundation trainee, the prospect of divorcing yourself from a world you’ve (heavily) invested in is a huge one. In order to be sure of making the right decision in the first place, Year 11 and 12 students spend […]Read more...
Why last year’s participants think you should apply for Focus on Management 2015!
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:21:05 +0000
We contacted the students who participated in Focus on Management 2014 to see how they’ve been getting on since the course. We saw that they were thrilled on the last day of the course … but how has completing Focus on Management impacted them and their career? Here’s a selection of the responses we received: […]Read more...
Publishing: A world of Content Creation
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:25:27 +0000
Emma House, Director of Publisher Relations at The Publisher’s Association tells us why Publishing is an important sector. Book and Journal Publishing: one of the UK’s largest creative industries. It generates almost £5 billion for the UK economy; it brought us book-to-screen phenomena such as Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Paddington Bear. If you […]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.