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Get one-to-one advice

Whether you're starting out with general queries, exploring options, writing applications or want support with preparing for specific interviews, our range of different appointment types will provide tailored one-to-one support.

Appointment formats

To help look after the health of the UCL community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are offering a mix of on-campus, (see UCL guidelines), and online, (using Teams), one-to-one appointments so please book whichever format you are more comfortable with. If you're unable to come onto campus and wifi / connectivity issues may prevent you from getting careers support online, please do get in touch with us.

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Short guidance

Whether you're unsure about your future options, want to talk about how the current situation might be affecting your career plans or how you can enhance your career prospects in a changing and challenging labour market, please know that you're not alone and a short guidance appointment is an excellent place to get some professional advice. This appointment type can be used as a starting point for discussing a wide range of topics with one of our Careers Consultants.

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Applications advice

Whilst the current situation is having a significant impact on recruitment globally, some employers are still promoting remote work opportunities and internships, and further study and scholarships are still open to applications. In these challenging times, it's even more important to ensure your applications make a positive impact. This appointment is aimed at those who have drafted an application, (CV, cover letter, personal statement etc.), for something specific and want advice on how to improve it before sending it off.

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Interview coaching

If you've been invited to a live or recorded video interview, this role-play style appointment will aim to simulate the experience of the real thing to help you better understand the process and improve your interview technique. It's also an excellent opportunity to highlight and fix any software or connectively issues before heading into the real thing.

Email queries

If you haven't been able to find what you're looking for in ‘Explore your options’, ‘Find opportunities’ or ‘Prepare to apply’, and you are unable to book an appointment, we are able to answer a wide range of queries online. Please submit any questions through askUCL for initial support / advice.


Alumni networking

Alumni networking - UCL graduates can be a great source of information and inspiration when you are thinking about your future career. Through LinkedIn you can search for alumni by UCL course or department, job sector, current organisation, location, and more. Many UCL alumni will be happy to connect with you and tell you about their current role or industry. This is a great way to explore your career ideas and expand your professional network.