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UCL Careers Blog

Prepare yourself for Life and Health Sciences Week

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:58:44 +0000

It’s nearly time for Life and Health Sciences Week at UCL Careers. This is a chance to hear directly from professionals in the careers you’re aiming for. Find out more about the events happening here. To get the most out of the week, do some research before attending the events. This will give you some […]

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Are you blinded by job stereotypes?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:42:43 +0000

Think of a job title and follow it with the descriptive word that immediately comes to mind…. Engineer…… Charity Fundraiser……. Investment Banker….. This activity often throws up stereotypical views of professions. The problem people have when they are considering what job might suit them, is that they can be blinded by stereotypes and this can […]

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VSU Postgraduate and Public Engagement Volunteering Fair

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:55:25 +0000

This post originally appeared on the UCL Researchers Blog UCL Postgrads – Are you interested in making connections with local communities? Thinking about volunteering? Want to collaborate with people outside of academia? If so, come and have some stimulating discussions at our Postgraduate Volunteering & Public Engagement Fair. There will be thirty stalls to browse, […]

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One-to-One Advice and Guidance

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Whatever stage you're at in your career planning process, our team of Careers Consultants and Applications Advisers can help with a wide range of queries through the confidential and impartial one-to-one appointments we offer as detailed below.

If you are new to GradClub we encourage you to use to book a 30 minute GradClub Short guidance appointment with one of our consultants as a general starting point. You can discuss a range of issues such as:

  • making decisions about life after UCL, e.g. choosing between work, further study or taking time out
  • exploring options related to your degree
  • planning your next steps to get where you want to be
  • how to gain skills or work experience linked to longer term career goals while at UCL
  • changing or leaving your course
  • how to market your degree, skills and/or experience to employers
  • how to improve any CVs or applications you're working on*
  • what to expect at interviews or assessment centres**
  • feedback on aptitude test results and more...

Following an initial appointment, you can check the availability of a specific GradClub Careers Consultant Team below to book follow up 30 minute appointments with the same person whenever you want to or utilise the shorter CV/ application advice appointments available on a daily basis.

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*If you've written a CV or application for something specific and we don't have availability of appointments before your deadline, you can also book an "Applications Advice" appointment which are open to all current students and GradClub members and may have earlier availability. See next tab...

**GradClub Appointments can be used to get an overview of typical interview procedures or to discuss any queries you might have about a forthcoming interview but, those wishing to practice their interview skills through a role play exercise should book a "Practice Interview". See third tab...

If you already know what you're applying for and why* and would just like advice on how to improve a specific application for something before sending it off, our Applications Advisers can help. These appointments can cover applications for:

  • any type of job / internship
  • a volunteering project
  • a further / postgraduate study course
  • a PhD position
  • funding
  • or anything else you might be applying for

Whether your application is in the form of a CV, covering letter, personal statement or answers to specific questions on an application form, simply bring in a draft copy plus details of what the recruiter is looking for* and the Adviser can go through these with you.

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*Applications Advisers will not be able to give tips on how to improve a CV if you don't yet know what you're applying to and what the recruiter is looking for. A GradClub Appointment will be more useful at this stage to discuss your options and to research areas of interest first. See first tab...

If you've been invited to any type of interview, you can see a Careers Consultant for up to an hour for a Practice Interview. The session would generally involve:

  • a role play exercise based around typical interview questions for whatever it is you've applied for*
  • feedback from the Consultant on all aspects of your performance in this exercise such as your general interview technique and the suitability / strength of your answers for the role in question
  • advice and tips on further preparation and how improve any weak areas
  • time for you to ask additional questions or address any other concerns you have about the real thing

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*If you don't need to practice your interview technique in this way, you can use a GradClub Appointment if you just have questions about what to expect and how best to prepare for the real thing. See first tab...