- GradClub: Getting Started
- 1-1 Coaching
- Workshops / Events
- Graduate Jobs and Internships
- Help with..Career Planning
- Help with..Job Hunting
- Help with..Applications and Interviews
- Alumni Mentoring
- Case Studies and Feedback
- About Us
Short Guidance and Application Checking
If you're using our Short Guidance / Application Checking service for the first time, we recommend reading through the information below to ensure you make the most of your time with the Careers Coach...
All appointment slots are up to 30 minutes long and are available all year round* (unless stated otherwise) as follows:
- Monday: 10.30am to 12.30pm (Jeff Riley).
- Tuesday: 11am to 1pm (Victoria Wade)
- Wednesday: 1pm to 3pm (Dave Carter)
- Thursday: 11am to 1pm (Irrum Magre) or 5.30pm to 7pm (fortnightly term time only) (Dave Carter and Irrum Magre)
All appointment slots are pre-bookable in advance so may not be available at short notice / for same day booking when demand is high.
Bookings should ideally be made by phone on our General Enquiries number: 020 7866 3600 or in person at the Careers Service.
If this isn't possible, you can book by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by providing your full name, GradClub ID number, details of precise availability and a contact number.
When booking, please remember to have your GradClub ID card** to hand.
Other Appointment Options
For urgent queries which can't wait until the next available GradClub appointment, you can also make use of the 15 minute Short Guidance or Application Checking sessions which you had access to as a current student. These can only be booked on the day of the appointment through the Student Appointment Booking Line, (020 7866 3602), or in person at the Careers Service - follow the relevant link above for more details.
*Please check the main UCL Website for details of term dates and College closure days.
**When booking, you will need to provide your GradClub membership number which is on the printable ID card. Once you've joined the scheme and printed off your membership card, the first time you access the Careers Service as a graduate you will need to bring in the printout, your old UCL student ID and a passport size photo to get your new GradClub card authorised.
For GradClub members we offer confidential 1-1 discussions with a Careers Adviser of up to half an hour or 20 minutes by phone if you can't visit in person. They can be used to discuss a range of issues such as:
- decisions about life after UCL, e.g. choosing between work or further study
- options related to your degree
- planning your next steps to get where you want to be
- how to get work experience and internships
- how to market your degree, skills and/or experience to employers
- Checking CVs, cover letters, personal statements or any type of application form
- what to expect at interviews or assessment centres*
- feedback on aptitude test results
Depending on what you need to discuss, through referral by the Careers Adviser, the session may lead to a more in-depth Long Guidance session of up to an hour.
Careers Guidance is an impartial process and a Careers Adviser wont tell you "what to do" or make decisions for you.
Doing a little research in advance and answering many of the frequently asked questions yourself will allow you to focus on more specific issues during the time you have with the Careers Adviser.
So, to make the most of your 30 minute Short Guidance session, we strongly recommend making use of the resources suggested in the relevant section of our Help With... pages of our GradClub website.
We have 3 GradClub Careers coaches, Dave Carter, Jeff Riley and Victoria Wade who work specifically with recent Graduates from UCL. Other Careers Consultants in our team only work with current UCL students so any appointments booked will be with Dave, Victoria or Jeff.
To find out more about them, please see the information about Our Team.
If you arrive more than 5 minutes late and the Careers Adviser doesn't feel your queries can be dealt with effectively in whatever time is left of your appointment, you will be asked to re-book for a later date.
Due to the nature of 1-1 guidance however, some appointments can last slightly longer than 30 minutes which means you may not always be seen exactly on time but you should still avoid arriving late and missing your slot.
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