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Meet the career coaches

There are 3 careers coaches that facilitate the GradClub programme including the 1-1 coaching and workshops.  Meet them below:

Dave Carter

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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.

Victoria Wade

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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.

Evan Hancock

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Evan works as a Careers Consultant at UCL primarily focusing on GradClub support for graduates.  He has worked as a Careers Consultant at King’s College London, the Royal Veterinary College and SOAS, where he eventually ran the service.  Prior to this he worked on a dedicated research team focusing on the post-HE Graduate Destinations survey (DLHE).  He currently uses this experience serving on an editorial team for the leading What Do Graduates Do? publication.

Originally from the United States but having lived in 7 countries, Evan previously worked in education.  He has worked as a school teacher, lecturer and business trainer in France, Italy, Czech and China.

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