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What we do

Head of Specialist Factual, Reef Television : Inspire Me

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:51:14 +0000

As part of our #UCLInspireMe series, Ben Weston, Head of Specialist Factual, Reef Television,  talks to us about how he got this role and shares some tips for UCL students who want to get into the sector. How did you get your job?  After graduating with a BA in Music from Oxford University I tried […]

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Does Amazon hate the people that work there? Lessons for choosing your future employer carefully!

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:38:54 +0000

On 15th August, the New York Times published a damning story about the way Amazon treats its employees throughout their organisation. Amazon Cat – Creative Commons/Stephen Woods/Flickr.com   Here are a few of the practices that ex-employees expose in the article: –       In order to find the “right” way to do things you are encouraged […]

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Can you just ask for an Internship?

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:10:28 +0000

How do you get an internship? Is it as simple as just asking? I am a big fan of Casey Neistat’s (film maker, tech entrepreneur) YouTube vlogs, and recently he guested on another YouTube show (AskGaryVee). I wanted to share it because it shares some views on careers that I thought you might find interesting. […]

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Masters QuickFix! Programme

What to expect...

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.

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

The full programme is also repeated in June if you're unable to attend earlier in the year.

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.

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

This programme is now finished for this academic year.

Please see our 'Help With...' pages for links to relevant resources and information about one-to-one appointments and other events that will help you focus on key skills at the different stages of your career planning.


Future Events...

Our full events programme for the Autumn Term in the 2015/16 academic year will be published once all new students are enrolled at the end of Freshers Week, (week commencing 28th September).

For returning students who are already enrolled on a course at UCL, we strongly recommend that you register with UCLAlert! now so that we can keep you informed about any events that you might be interested in before the full programme is published...

For all Masters QuickFix! workshops, 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.


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.

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