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Career Essentials

For each Career Essentials session in the programme, we aim to provide a mix of Lecturecast recordings, pdf files of the slides and / or any additional resources / handouts that were given out.

In addition to accessing these resources, we would recommend checking our events programme for forthcoming Career Essentials talks, (use the 'Event type' filter to search for Career Essentials or register to receive event updates by email as below).

Alternatively, you can work through the relevant module of our eLearning course - Career Essentials Online in your own time.

Autumn programme of events

Career Essentials Online: Find out more

myUCLCareers: View events listing

myUCLCareers: Register for event updates

Recordings and Event Resources


An Introduction to the Graduate Job Market

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides 


Application Forms and Cover Letters

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides (May 2020) | presentation slides (June 2020) | additional handouts


Better PhD Applications

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides (November 2021) | additional handouts


Building a Freelance Career

Presentation slides


Career Essentials Group Work: CV Session

Additional handouts | presentation slides


Career Essentials Group Work: Cover Letter Session

Additional handouts | presentation slides 


Career Essentials Group Work: Using STAR to Showcase Skills

Additional handouts | presentation slides


Connecting with Employers Remotely

Presentation slides


Considering a Masters

Lecturecast (current student access) | Presentations slides


Discussing Disabilities and Health Conditions with Employers

Presentation slides 


Find and Fund a PhD

Lecturecast (current student access) | Presentation slides 


How to Build Your Skills and Experience Over the Summer Without an Internship

Presentation slides


How to Make the Most of your Summer Internship/Work Experience

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides | Information interviewing questions  | SMART Action planning template | SMART action planning example


Improve your CV 

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides (November 2020) | presentation slides (November 2021) | additional handouts 


Interview Skills

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides (May 2020) | presentation slides (June 2020)


LinkedIn: Raising your Profile and Sourcing Opportunities

Presentation slides | Excercises 


Make the Most of Panels and Alumni Events

Lecturecast (current student access)


Make the Most of the UCL Careers Fairs

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides

Additional resources: Information interviewing questions | Networking


Mock Assessment Centre

Presentation slides


Personality Profiling (MBTI)

Presentation slides


Sourcing Jobs and Work Experience

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides


What is a PhD and why should you pursue doctoral study?

Video recording


What to do if you're yet to secure a graduate job

Presentation slides 


Where to find PhD opportunities and how they are funded

Video recording


Your Future and How to Work Towards it

Lecturecast (current student access) | presentation slides