UCL Alumni


Recent Graduates Network USA: Early Career Advice (What I Wish I Knew)

04 February 2022, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

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Join this fireside chat and online networking event for inspiration to succeed in your professional life after UCL. Hear from a diverse and inspiring alumni panel, including Dr May Akrawi, Manager, US Strategy at Deloitte, and ask for advice to guide your career.

This event is free.

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UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni






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Join the UCL Recent Graduates Network USA Co-Lead volunteers for this virtual event, designed to support you to succeed in your professional life after UCL. 

The event will open with a "fireside chat" featuring a diverse and inspiring alumni panel. Speakers include:

  • Houston based Dr May Akrawi, Manager, US Strategy at Deloitte and UCL Friends and Alumni Association (UCLFAA) Board member
  • Vita Khosti, Senior Planner at Antero Group in Chicago
  • Dariusz Jakubowski, Head of Community at Atmos Labs Inc, a start up in the block chain space

Following this panel and Q&A, you will have the opportunity to network online with other recent graduates living and working across the US.

10.00-11.30am PT | 1.00-2.30pm ET

About the Speakers

Dr May Akrawi (UCL MPhil Biochemistry 1995, BSc 1988)

Manager, US Strategy at Deloitte

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An emerging and disruptive tech specialist, May is passionate about entrepreneurship, mentoring, and community volunteering. May’s career began in academia as a Research Assistant at UCL, includes a decade with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office as HM Consul, Science and Innovation in Texas, success with energy transition in the Oil & Gas industry and international climate change and sustainability, and a move to Deloitte leadership in 2021.

Vita Khosti (UCL MSc Urban Design and City Planning 2016)

Senior Planner at Antero Group

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Vita Khosti is an urban planner/designer with five years of experience working on various projects in the UK and US. After completing a Masters’ degree at UCL, she worked on historic preservation, planning policy, and masterplan design. Vita moved to Chicago from London in 2020, bringing her UK professional experience to a US context. 

Dariusz Jakubowski (UCL MSc Digital Anthropology 2016)

Head of Community at Atmos Labs Inc

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Dariusz is a cryptocurrency community builder with six years' experience leveraging qualitative research methods in the blockchain technology space. After completing his Master's at UCL, Dariusz focused his attention on a gap he saw in an emerging sector: the human side of cryptocurrency. A proud Chicagoan, he's lived in the windy city for most of his life.