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Approaching interviews in a professional way
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:56:02 +0000
You’ve had your CV checked, your application is in, and an employer has just told you that you are through to the next round of the application process! What do you do next?! Here are our Top 5 Tips for approaching interviews in a professional way: Do your research! Read the company’s website, annual reports, […]Read more...
Modern Languages & Its Unexpected Career Paths
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:38:41 +0000
By Andrew Scott – Head Fashion Buyer I had never given much thought to modern languages until high school, but then why would I when it was never something which had been included in my curriculum? That soon changed the moment I sat down in my first French lesson. The whole concept had me gripped […]Read more...
Found your own startup
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:19:22 +0000
Haris Adu is the founder of a tech startup called PinU, an app that helps you message your friends when they are nearby. They worked closely with UCL Careers to help recruit technical talent for PinU, and also with UCL Advances as part of UCL Digital Labs to test the app with students, in addition […]Read more...
Masters Talks Programme
A series of Careers Consultant led information sessions specifically aimed at Master's Degree students which will be useful to you whether your aim is to get a job on completion of your course or if you are aiming to stay in academia.
A range of topics are covered and you are welcome to attend all or some of them.
- Planning Your Job Hunt*
- How to Find and Fund a PhD*
- Writing Effective Applications*
- Applying for a PhD*
- Using Social Media with Impact*
- Succeeding at Interviews & Assessment Centres**
- PhD Interviews**
The full programme is also repeated in June if you're unable to attend earlier in the year.
The Help With... section of our website suggests a range of resources on all of the topics covered in the QuickFix! programme.
Using these in advance will help you get more out of the workshops.
For all events, please aim to arrive 5 minutes before the published start time. If you arrive late, the facilitator reserves the right to refuse entry so that you don't disrupt the event for other attendees who arrived on time.
Talks are popular and usually fully booked. If you know you'll be unable to attend, you can cancel your booking through your My UCL Careers account at any time up until midnight on the day before the talk takes place to allow another student to book in your place.
If you don't cancel in advance or don't turn up to a Talk you're booked to attend, we will record a "No Show" which may affect your future bookings for other events or use of our services.
Where relevant / possible, any materials relating to a particular talk or workshop will be made available to download here within a week of the event taking place.
The relevant Help With... section of our website also suggests a range of resources on all of the topics covered in the QuickFix! programme if you haven't used them already. You'll also find information on similar events that you might find useful plus get details on how to book a 1-1 appointment to discuss any queries in more detail.
Workshop Slides for the 2015 / 16 Programme
Find and Fund a PhD:
Planning Your Job Hunt:
Effective Job Applications:
Introduction to Using Social Media in Your Job Hunt:
Interviews and Assessment Centres:
- 28th January or
- 2nd February - This talk will now be held in Roberts 106 (moved from Roberts G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT)
By attending this talk, you will be able to:
- Understand what an employer or educational institution is looking for in general so that you can be better prepared
- Gain insight into the types of question that an interviewer might ask and effective ways to answer them
- Understand the potential impact of your non-verbal behaviour at an interview or assessment centre
- Prepare for an assessment centre via an understanding of the exercises that are typically run at one
Both talks will take place from 1-2pm.
Talks take place in a variety of venues on campus. Please make a note of the location of each event when you book online to attend as below.
Register now using your My UCL Careers account.
To receive notifications about these and other events, make sure you register with UCLAlert!
Slides from the Autumn Term Programme are available above in the 'After the Event/Seminar Slides' section.
For all Masters Talks, you MUST book in advance to guarantee a place. This enables us to monitor attendance levels and ensure that talks are more effective for those attending.
- Bookings are made and managed via your "My UCL Careers" account.
- If using this for the first time, please read the My UCL Careers Instructions carefully before trying to log in.
- Booking for each Talk will open TWO weeks before the first talk in the series takes place and will close when each talk is fully booked or, at the latest, at midnight on the day before the talk takes place.
- No deposit is required once you've booked online and all talks are free to attend.
Can I attend if I haven't booked?
Cancellations can be made at any time up to midnight the
day before a talk takes place so, if you're unable to book
now because a talk is full, you should check your My UCL Careers account regularly in case places do become available.
If not, on the day of the talk, after all registered students have arrived,
space permitting, students that haven't booked will be admitted on a
first come first served basis but please be aware that we cannot always guarantee entry to those who haven't booked.
Talks are held in various lecture theatres on the main UCL Campus. Exact location details will be provided when booking via My UCL Careers.