UCL Careers


Online careers resources library

A huge range of information resources designed to help you explore / research different options and find practical tips on topics including networking, writing CVs / applications and interview prep.


Career Discovery

Career Discovery provides you with information and resources for every stage of your career search. You will find loads of really helpful articles written by UCL Careers, including industry sector guides and tips on popular topics such as finding opportunities, applications and interviews. You will also have access to a broad range of articles from TARGETjobs, including job profiles, sector overviews, employee case studies, popular employers and more.

Our top tips

  • Personalise your feed 
    Add your sector interests to view the most relevant content on your homepage and receive article suggestions.
  • Look out for UCL Careers content
    You'll find a range of 'UCL Guides' specifically written for UCL students, researchers and graduates. These will appear in your searches or can all be viewed in the ‘Latest from UCL Careers’ section on the homepage. The information pages on the different sections of this site will also provide direct links to the most relevant UCL articles for that topic. Our sector articles will help you to discover the roles available, employer directories, key job sites, sample internships and graduate schemes, opportunities for under-represented groups, professional bodies, industry insights, and how UCL can support you. UCL Careers has also written a series of articles on equality, diversity and inclusion, including support for disabled students and recent graduates, and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experiment with your searches
    Search the platform by key words to discover a range of articles from UCL Careers and TARGET jobs. Examples include ‘CVs’, ‘interviews’, ‘further study’, ‘teaching’, and ‘law’. In some cases, more detailed searches can be helpful, such as ‘banking interviews’, or ‘charity jobs’.
  • Save and share articles
    Use the heart icon to save articles that you wish to come back to. You can also use the arrow icon to share any article that might be of interest your friends at UCL.

Article index for specific content from the UCL Careers Team

Industry sectors
Career planning, next steps and skills development
Online Tools and Subscriptions
Resources for researchers
Equality, diversity and inclusion

Alumni / Employer case studies

Banking and Finance 
Business Analytics
Business Ethnography
Clinical Trials
Commercial Clinical Laboratories
Data Science
Food and Drink Technology
Forensic Science

Forensic Scientist, Luxembourg Police (alumni profile)

Government and Public Policy/Social Research
Market and Social Research
Science Writing
Security & Intelligence

If you have any feedback or suggestions about content you'd like to see then please let us know through askUCL.

Loan books

The IOE Library holds several careers books that you can borrow to read in your own time. Books available cover CVs, interview and case interview tips, preparing for assessment centres, and psychometric tests including commonly used tests such as numerical/verbal reasoning plus a wide range of other professional level selection tests.

Loans are available for 1 week.

Visit the library catalogue to view titles available.