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UCL Careers Blog

Job seeking tips for dyslexic graduates

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:15:20 +0000

This post originally appeared on The Reach Blog We’ve blogged before about dyslexia and its particular barriers to the jobseeking process. But what can dyslexic students and graduates do about it? Well this week I came across a really good blog post on Graduate Fog; Dyslexic graduates: 6 job hunting tips you need to know about. […]

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Employment Opportunities within the IT & Technology Sector

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:03:35 +0000

There are a wide variety of opportunities in the IT & Technology sector. Check these out … Industries that fall under the IT umbrella include: computer programming; computer consultancy; computer gaming; computer networking activities; computing facilities management; data processing; data hosting activities; internet service provision; telecommunications; web portals. Within these industries, there are many spheres […]

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“But I’m not studying computer science – can I still work in IT & Technology?”

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:18:54 +0000

The answer is YES! IT & Technology is a broad sector which encompasses a multitude of roles and types of companies. In addition to the programming and developer roles typically associated with the sector there are also a wide range of other positions: project managers, business analysts, consultants, salespeople. For these roles, employers state that […]

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Masters QuickFix! Programme

What to expect...

A series of Careers Consultant led information sessions 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.

These include:

  • 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**

*Autumn Term
**Spring Term

Booking Instructions and Venue Details...

For all events, 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.

Cancellations can be made at any time up to midnight the day before a talk takes place so, if you're unable to book because a Talk is full, you can check My UCL Careers regularly in case places do become available.

No deposit is required once you've booked and all talks are free to attend.

Can I attend if I haven't booked?

On the day, after all registered students have arrived, space permitting, students that haven't booked will be admitted on a first come first served basis but we cannot guarantee entry.


Location:

Talks are held in various lecture theatres on the main UCL Campus. Exact location details will be provided when booking via My UCL Careers.

How to prepare...

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.

Autumn Term Talks Programme

Planning Your Job Hunt - 13 October: 1pm - 2pm
(TALK WILL BE REPEATED ON 16/10/2014)
Not sure where your Master's degree can lead to and/or the best way to find a job that is right for you? This introductory talk will help you to:

  • Explore techniques to help you generate viable options and to help you make effective decisions about what to do when you complete your Masters programme.
  • Examine a variety of methods people use to find relevant positions, from responding to formal job adverts to making contacts with key people who can help you uncover hidden opportunities.

BOOK NOW through My UCL Careers


Find and Fund a PhD - 15 October: 1pm - 2pm
(TALK WILL BE REPEATED ON 23/10/2014)

Considering applying for a PhD after completing your Master's programme? This introductory talk will cover the following areas:

  • What is a PhD?
  • How best you can source opportunities for PhD study
  • Deadlines for applications
  • What is different about applications and interviews for PhDs?
  • Sources of funding, including public funding bodies and employers

BOOK NOW through My UCL Careers


Planning Your Job Hunt - 16 October: 1pm - 2pm
(REPEAT OF TALK HELD ON 13/10/2014)

Not sure where your Master's degree can lead to and/or the best way to find a job that is right for you? This introductory talk will help you to:

  • Explore techniques to help you generate viable options and to help you make effective decisions about what to do when you complete your Masters programme.
  • Examine a variety of methods people use to find relevant positions, from responding to formal job adverts to making contacts with key people who can help you uncover hidden opportunities.

BOOK NOW through My UCL Careers


PhD Applications - 20 October: 1pm - 2pm

Considering applying for a PhD after completing your Master's programme? This introductory talk will cover the following areas:

  • Gain insight as to the best ways to approach potential Supervisors
  • Understand the key elements of an effective Research Proposal
  • Receive specific CV and Covering Letter advice for PhD applications

BOOK NOW through My UCL Careers


Effective Job Applications - 22 October: 1pm - 2pm
(TALK WILL BE REPEATED ON 30/10/2014)

How to write an effective CV or application form whether you are applying for a job or a further study position. This introductory talk will cover the following areas:

  • How to identify the 'added value' skills you have gained during your Masters course
  • How to best market your Masters qualification on a CV
  • How to fill in the open-ended questions or personal statement of an application form.

BOOK NOW through My UCL Careers


Find and Fund a PhD - 23 October: 1pm - 2pm
(REPEAT OF TALK ON 15/10/2014)

Considering applying for a PhD after completing your Master's programme? This introductory talk will cover the following areas:

  • What is a PhD?
  • How best you can source opportunities for PhD study
  • Deadlines for applications
  • What is different about applications and interviews for PhDs?
  • Sources of funding, including public funding bodies and employers

BOOK NOW through My UCL Careers


Introduction to using Social Media in your Job Hunt - 27 October: 1pm - 2pm

This introductory talk will help you to:

  • Understand why it is a good idea to engage with social media by looking at how employers use social media to engage with students and graduates
  • Understand the importance of personal branding and how to make an impact online
  • Look at how to grow online networks and get advice across social media channels, in particular using LinkedIn

BOOK NOW through My UCL Careers


Effective Job Applications  - 30 October: 1pm - 2pm
(REPEAT OF TALK HELD ON 22/10/2014)

How to write an effective CV or application form whether you are applying for a job or a further study position. This introductory talk will cover the following areas:

  • How to identify the 'added value' skills you have gained during your Masters course
  • How to best market your Masters qualification on a CV
  • How to fill in the open-ended questions or personal statement of an application form.

BOOK NOW through My UCL Careers


Future Talks

To be notified by email when the next round of Masters QuickFix! Talks is open for booking, we strongly recommend that you register for UCLAlert!

Late Arrivals, Cancellations and No Shows...

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.

Cancellations:

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.

After the Event / Seminar Slides

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 2014 / 15 Programme

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