UCL Careers


Give your Skills a Boost

Undergraduate Employability Checklist

This checklist is to be used by both undergraduate students and undergraduate personal tutors. Its aim is to help remind you of the sorts of activities you could become involved in throughout your course which will improve your employability skills and career development.

It relates to the Key Skills Initiative at UCL.

You can plan and record your development in the Key Skills System.

For more information on all career management activities at UCL, including those listed below, please visit UCL Careers' Homepage.

Year 1 - What to do

  • Develop your skills and reflect on your options
  • Get work experience
  • Build your CV

How to do it

  • Discover how you can develop your skills at UCL by visiting the Skills4Work Website
  • Take part in extra-curricular activities, e.g. clubs and societies advertised through UCL Union
  • Visit the UCL Careers Information Library
  • Keep up to date with relevant job vacancy information, (including internships), and events by registering for UCLAlert!
  • Talk to a careers adviser in a 15 min "Short Guidance" session to discuss your options or
  • Get your CV/cover letter/application form checked by an "Applications Adviser"
  • Meet recruiters and develop skills at the same time by getting involved in one of the many Skills4Work Events
  • Attend one of the "Themed Week" events to learn more about different sectors

*and Second Year if you're on a 4-year course.

Penultimate year - What to do

  • Explore internships and further work experience opportunities
  • Research opportunities and deadlines
  • Attend careers events

How to do it

Final year and beyond - What to do

  • Research job vacancies or postgraduate courses
  • Make applications
  • Practice interviews and assessment centres

How to do it