Summer School 2013
Week 1: Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th September OR
Week 2: Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th September
Approximate Timings: 10.00am to 4.00pm each day
BOTH WEEKS OF SUMMER SCHOOL ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED
Summer School is a bespoke programme of activities designed to give you a real head start for graduate and internship schemes opening for applications now.
Competition for places can be intense. Summer School will help you prepare for each stage of the application process.
Programme activities include:
- An introduction to the UK graduate labour market, graduate schemes and what employers are looking for
- An opportunity to meet and hear from UCL alumni currently working on graduate schemes in companies such as: Accenture; EY; Sainsbury’s; Societe Generale; Teach First;TfL; Unilever
- Sessions on assessment centre techniques, interviews, aptitude tests, CVs and applications and social media
- An insight into how to make the most of the careers service support available to you
The programme for each week of the Summer School is the same so you will only need to register for one or the other.*Those who are completing their course in 2013 should print off a GradClub membership ID card by the time the Summer School takes place. For more information, please visit our GradClub site.
We will start taking bookings for Summer School 2014 around August 2014. We strongly recommend that you register with UCLAlert! if you want to find out more about it nearer the time.
Preparation for the Summer School is not essential but it will be helpful to look through the resources we provide on topics such as Career Planning / Exploring Options, Job Hunting, Networking, Applications, Interviews and Assessment Centres.
Many resources can be accessed online and there are also a range of reference and free take away resources available at UCL Careers. Details of these can be found in the relevant Help With... section of our website.
Using these in advance will give you a good overview of what will be covered in the interactive workshops of the Summer School and may help you prepare questions to bring with you.
For all Careers Service Events, please aim to arrive 5 minutes before the published start time. If you arrive late and the event has already started, the facilitator reserves the right to refuse entry so that you don't disrupt the event for other attendees who arrived on time.
Please also note that if you do arrive late and are refused entry, you will lose your deposit for the event.
Where relevant / possible, any materials relating to a particular part of the Summer School will be made available to download here after the event has taken place.
The Help With... section of our website also suggests a range of resources on all of the topics covered during the Summer School if you haven't used them already.
Having attended the Summer School, a wide range of other events will take place once the Autumn Term begins. These include:
For developing skills:
- Skills4Work - a series of employer led talks and workshops
- 1-1 Application Checking by Graduate recruiters
- 1-1 Practice Interviews by Graduate recruiters
- Group Mock Assessment Centres
or the Careers Consultant led Personality Profiling Workshop.
For networking and recruitment:
We also run a range of Careers Consultant led talks on a range of topics specifically for:
Our parent body, The Careers Group, University of London, also run a range of events throughout the year for all UoL students and GradClub members. See their Events Programme for more details.
Don't miss out!
To be notified about any relevant forthcoming events, please ensure your UCLAlert! settings are up to date.
- ‘‘Jam-packed full of information and resources to prepare for a job market which students can find intimidating… I feel better prepared for the application process. I am better informed about the different sectors and what employers are looking for and how to match my skills accordingly”.
“Summer School was very well structured, interesting and extremely useful”.
“Pretty much everything I need to know about networking and making successful applications for graduate schemes… I really enjoyed this event”.
“I’ve always been nervous of speaking too much, so it was helpful to practice and get feedback on group exercises and assessment centres”.
“The graduate panel and networking lunch were great to get an insight into the job market”.
- It would have been good to have more information
on social networking and how to use social media when career planning and job hunting.
Thanks for your feedback on how we could improve the way the Summer School programme is delivered. We have been busy preparing new material for this years’ programme and this now includes more detailed tips and hints on making best use of social media.
Page last modified on 06 sep 13 15:13 by Frances Cassidy