Your Career

Want that dream job? Start preparing early

Today’s graduate labour market is competitive; having a degree is a great start but recruiters also look for essential skills and relevant experience gained outside of your studies. What will make you stand out amongst the other 650,000+ students graduating every year? You are going to have to provide convincing evidence of your unique selling points when applying for graduate roles.

This means that to be ultimately successful you must get work experience, build skills and engage with the UCL Careers Service.

Stay ahead of the game with UCL Careers Service's Steps to Success:

Step 1


Find out what you should be doing whilst at UCL over the next three, or four, years with our Employability Checklist (Masters students see STEP 6).

Step 2

Make sure you know what is going on in your department. Your Departmental Careers Consultant will provide you with information on your career options and help you find and apply for work experience / internships through seminars, group work & other activities. Most departments have bespoke career pages.

Step 3

From year two onwards find out about, and develop, the skills employers need by taking part in employability initiatives in your department, at our central service and across UCL. Visit the skills4work website.

Step 4

Get support with your career ideas, making applications and getting through recruitment processes. Find out about one to one appointments with a Careers Consultant or Applications Adviser.

Step 5

Get work experience. Paid work or volunteering for a charity . Check out our advertised internships, voluntary and temporary work opportunities. Visit the Jobs Page

Step 6

If you are an international student or recent graduate, make sure you know what support is available to you.  More information for international students and recent graduates

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