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Support for Earth Sciences Students
UCL Careers Service
The UCL Careers Service provide advice, information and guidance
to students and graduates (for up to two years) on the following
- Job hunting: looking for opportunities, making speculative applications and networking.
- Written applications: how to write a good CV and covering letter and what to consider when completing application forms.
- Interview skills: how to prepare, anticipating possible questions and how you might respond.
- Postgraduate study: taught, research and vocational training
- Working and studying abroad: international opportunities and global jobs.
- Career planning, career decisions and exploring your options after graduation.
- Careers Information Library: videos and reference books are available to view within the. This includes employer directories, graduate training schemes and occupational information.
Visit the Careers Service Website which also carries information about Employer Presentations, Careers Fairs and Forums.
The Earth Sciences Department has a dedicated Careers Adviser: Andrew Walsh whom you can contact via email or you can see him for 15-minute Quick Query to discuss your career needs. For more information about booking a Quick Query and to find out when Andrew is on duty visit the Careers Service website.
Within the Department, your first point of contact for careers advice is your Personal Tutor or MSc programme director. The Academic Administrator, Barbara Harder, coordinates careers activities within Earth Sciences. The Graduate Tutor, Dr Adrian Jones, may organise the Geological Society Careers Day.
Are you eligible for advice?
- Current Students: Yes! The service is aimed in different ways at all year groups within Earth Sciences.
- Recent Graduates: can access services by becoming members of GradClub.
Year-group-specific presentations will be made during term time (topics include 'summer work experience' for first years, ‘interview skills’ and ‘career options with your degree’ for finalists). Further information will be posted here.
The Careers Service website also carries information about Employer Presentations, Careers Fairs and Forums.