Meet the career coaches
There are 3 careers coaches that facilitate the GradClub programme including the 1-1 coaching and workshops. Meet them below:
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.
Irrum is a careers consultant currently working on the ‘GradClub’
programme, advising and coaching recently graduated students from UCL. As well as this she works with the Division of Biosciences and the European Social and Political Sciences (ESPS) department.
Over the last 3 years of her career and prior to joining UCL, Irrum’s work in corporate consultancy involved dealing with a wide range of mid-career professionals contemplating career change, career development and other career related issues. Working with a range of clients, she provided their staff or their members with careers advice services, training workshops, career development websites and redundancy careers coaching. Irrum completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations before pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance (QCG qualified) at London South Bank University. Her professional background includes working in the charity, education and event management sectors. Irrum also has a keen interest in crafting and runs her own online business.
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.
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