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Careers Charities and NGOs Week

2nd - 5th February 2015

UCL Careers is hosting a Charities Themed Week packed with opportunities for you to meet employers and find out how to forge a career in this sector.


Careers in Campaigning, Policy, Public Engagement and Fundraising
Monday 2nd February 1-2pm

Interested in working in a Charity or NGO and don’t know where to start? At this event you’ll hear from and have a chance to question a range of professionals working in charities and NGOs in roles including Campaign Management, Public Engagement, Policy, and Fundraising.

Participating organisations include:

  • Amnesty International
  • Age UK
  • Anthony Nolan
  • Transparency International
  • RAF Benevolent Fund.

Careers That Deliver A Difference
Tuesday 3rd February 1 – 2pm

The panel event will consist of different organisations who work in communities and “on the ground” to support humanitarian causes.  Each panellist will explain their role, how the organisation fits with the sector and how they got into it, and then we will open out discussion to the students for their questions.

You’ll hear from professionals at:

  • Save the Children
  • Care International
  • CAFOD
  • Rethink
  • The Sutton Trust

Writing a CV for the Charity/ NGO field
Wednesday 4th  Feb 2-3pm

With fierce competition for roles in the sector, a good CV is essential.  In this workshop with a UCL Careers Consultant, discover the secrets of how to tailor and personalise your CV for the not-for-profit sector.

Missed the event: Download Seminar Slides.


Network with Organisations and Professionals
Thursday 5th February 5.30pm - 7pm

A great chance to meet with people working in Charities and NGOs, learn more about the sector from experienced professionals and get your careers questions answered in an evening of informal discussion with a variety of staff in different roles. Come and find out how to break into this sector.

Organisations represented include:

  • The Children’s Society
  • Charityworks
  • Royal Society for Public Health
  • Cancer Research
  • VSU
  • SHP
  • Bunac
  • Cityyear.

Additional resources and one-to-one advice

Please also remember, before, during and after this week of events, you can access a huge range of careers information on this sector or talk to Careers Consultants and UCL Alumni for one-to-one advice on getting in to the sector. Visit our Career Planning page for more details.