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BEAMS Team

The BEAMS team support UCL students from The School of the Built Environment (The Bartlett), the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS) career development.

Meet the BEAMS team  

Dave Carter, Careers Consultant

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Dave has a background in professional financial services, commercial operations and advertising account management at global corporates including KPMG, OgilvyOne and Grey Worldwide.  

He has 10+ years of experience coaching students and alumni at UCL, SOAS and Birkbeck and is the Founder of eCareersGrad – a video-based, elearning interview and Consulting Case course provider.  Dave currently works with the following UCL departments: Maths, Statistics, Earth Sciences, Physics, Space & Climate Physics, Risk & Disaster Reduction, Institute for Materials Discovery

Carla King, Careers Projects Officer

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From 2015, I worked as a Careers Consultant supporting students from across the Engineering Faculty, as well as disabled students at UCL. During this time, I achieved my Postgraduate Certificate in Career Coaching. Before joining UCL, I worked in both the private and public sectors in various industries, as both a Graduate Recruiter and Graduate Development Manager for 15 years, recruiting, creating and managing intern and graduate programmes for hundreds of students and graduates.  

In my current role, I use these career insights to create resources which support our students in their career search, as well as helping them to prepare for the workplace environment, be they an intern, industrial placement or graduate.

Catherine Casale, Careers Consultant

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Catherine is the Careers Consultant allocated to Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

Her interests and training (history and politics, creative and life writing, psychology) along with an international perspective combine to inform her workshop design and one-to-one guidance work.

Amy Lourenco, [Acting Deputy Head]

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Amy is Acting Deputy Head and a Senior Careers Consultant in the BEAMS team. She has responsibility for the Department of Chemistry careers provision.

She has taught on several employability modules and presented at national Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) conferences. Amy holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. She is also a Higher Education Academy Fellow. 

Nikki Baxter, Careers Officer

Nikki maintains relationships with key employers to promote the profile of UCL MAPS ( Maths, Statistical Science, Chemistry, Physics, Natural Science, Earth Science and Science and Technology studies) students.

Nikki delivers one to one CV and application advice appointments with (MAPS) students at UCL. Sourcing graduate jobs and internship vacancies suitable for UCL MAPS students and promoting these to students via the weekly MAPS newsletter.

Hannah Posner, Engineering Team Leader

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Hannah manages the Engineering Faculty Careers Team, who work with students from across the Engineering Faculty to enhance their employability skills, through organising employer events, sourcing internships and graduate roles, and running employability workshops and 1:1 sessions.

Before coming to UCL, Hannah worked in the Environmental and Water sectors, including running Wastewater Treatment Works in London and a Technology innovation accelerator with companies across Europe.

Emiliana Di Donna

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Emiliana is a member of the UCL Engineering Careers Team and one of the Engineering Faculty’s links to industry. She helps employers plan their student engagement strategy and gives them access to Engineering talent through a series of events and opportunities that aim to upskill and inform.
Prior to this, Emiliana worked in the private sector. She was an Account Manager in the Museums and Heritage sector. She managed the commercial relationship with some of the most iconic museums and historical sites in UK and Europe.  
 

Alice Moon, Careers Consultant

Alice works with UCL Engineering Faculty offering 1-1 career coaching and application support, plus delivering tailored careers education through groupwork sessions and online content. Alice has worked at UCL Careers since 2017 and gained her PG Dip Career Coaching in 2019. 

Prior to this, Alice conducted financial audit at the National Audit Office. Alice has a BSc and PhD in Biochemistry, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher investigating mechanisms of anti-viral immunity and mRNA translation. 

Lee Pike, Careers Consultant

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Lee is the nominated careers contact for the departments of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering & Security and Crime Science, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, STEaPP, Institute of Finance and Technology, and the Bartlett Schools of: Sustainable Construction; Planning; Environment, Energy and Resources.

Prior to being a Careers Consultant, Lee was a Civil Engineer specialising in Transport Planning with 27 years' experience working in both the private and public sectors as well as in the UK and overseas. 

Sue-Zhen Yong, Work Related Learning Manager

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As the Work-Related Learning Manager, Sue-Zhen manages to work related learning programme, designed to boost the employability and careers education of BEAMS students through experiential and industry-focussed activities. Prior to joining UCL, Sue-Zhen started her career in graduate recruitment with Give a Grad a Go, running the on-campus marketing strategy before moving onto working within member engagement at the Energy Institute, a leading energy professional body.

Mary Ojo, BEAMS Work Related Learning Officer

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Mary studied Human Sciences at UCL and during her time as a student she had the opportunity to work as a Careers Extra Champion with the UCL Careers Extra team and as a Project administrator in the Leadership and Lifelong learning department in  NHS England (East of England team).

Mary looks forward to applying all that she has learnt so far as she undertakes her role as a Work-related Learning Officer in the BEAMS team. She is most excited to work with students and help them to build up skills that will prepare them for the workplace in future!