Join us on the UCL Careers Podcast for insights from industry professionals, UCL alumni and Careers Consultants to help you develop your understanding of what you need to succeed.
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Episode 16: Future Talk - Ursula Barr, Category Manager at Schneider Electric
Ursula Barr is a Category Manager for Quality Power and Protection Products at Schneider Electric. She joins Future Talk to discuss about the non-technical experience and transferrable she has which proved useful in her current role, why professional rejection shouldn’t be a demotivator, key things to keep in mind when creating connections with businesses, and her insight into how to succeed within the industry.
- Episode 15: Future Talk - John Manville, Former Senior Vice President of Cisco IT Global Infrastructure Service
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John Manville is a former Senior Vice President of Cisco IT Global Infrastructure Service and UCL alumni. He joins Future Talk to discuss about his career which has spanned both Europe and America as well as the financial and technology sector, why he found his time at UCL to be valuable in helping inform his career decisions, the passion he feels for supporting future engineers, and how best to get started when thinking about potential career options.
- Episode 14: Future Talk – Khaled Said, Engineering Project Manager at P&G
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Khaled Said is an Engineering Project Manager for P&G and UCL alumni. He joins Future Talk to discuss about how he found the transition from student to graduate, the difference in working for a start-up versus an established company, and the skills he was able to transfer from his studies to his current role within the industry.
- Episode 13: Future Talk – Clive Santamaria, Chief Architect at ITV
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Clive Santamaria is a Chief Architect at ITV and a UCL alumni. He joins Future Talk to discuss about why he pioneered an internship programme to support future engineers, the benefits of working for an established employer for a long period of time, how graduates can overcome current challenges to the recruitment process as impacted by Covid-19, and details why he has been impressed by the quality of work from UCL STEM interns.
- Episode 12: Future Talk – Edosa Odaro, former Head of Data at AXA
Episode 12: Future Talk – Edosa Odaro, former Head of Data at AXA
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Edosa Odaro was most recently the Head of Data at AXA. He joins Future Talk to discuss his experience working for over 20 international organisations, how the landscape of diversity has changed within companies in recent years, and why he deems it to be of importance to offer mentoring to students who are about to begin their professional journey.
- Episode 11: Future Talk – Rodrigo Suarez Barerra, Hydropower Engineer at Multiconsult Group
Episode 11: Future Talk – Rodrigo Suarez Barerra, Hydropower Engineer at Multiconsult Group
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Rodrigo Suarez Barrera is a Hydropower Engineer at Multiconsult Group, a leading firm of consulting engineers with a head office in Norway. He’s been with the company since 2018 and has collaborated in more than 29 hydropower projects and proposals with responsibilities ranging from project management to due diligence and design of hydropower projects in various stages of engineering. His work has allowed him to manage a multidisciplinary team in the UK, Norway, Pakistan, and Malawi. He has a BEng in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Hydropower Development and Hydropower Engineering.
- Episode 10: Future Talk with Iulia Feroli, Data and Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft
Episode 10: Future Talk with Iulia Feroli, Data and Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft
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Iulia Feroli is a Cloud Solution Architect for Data and AI at Microsoft. She joins Future Talk to discuss everything from how she secured an internship at Microsoft and moved into a graduate position to why she thought it valuable to leave her Masters degree to pursue working for the company, the importance of women in the technology sector, and making most of the opportunities that you might not have considered.
- Episode 9: Future Talk Trailer
Episode 9: Future Talk Trailer
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Future Talk, brought to you by the UCL Careers Podcast, is a new series that features frank conversations with industry professionals. These discussions will offer students and graduates an in-depth look at various career journeys. Each episode will offer valuable insights about different sector experiences and professional development. In this episode, the Engineering Careers Team share why they have created the upcoming series and what listeners can look forward to. Future Talk, brought to you by the UCL Careers Podcast, is a new series that features frank conversations with industry professionals. These discussions will offer students and graduates an in-depth look at various career journeys. Each episode will offer valuable insights about different sector experiences and professional development. In this episode, the Engineering Careers Team share why they have created the upcoming series and what listeners can look forward to.
- Episode 8: Careers in Data Science and the Lab
Episode 8: Careers in Data Science and the Lab
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Have you enjoyed your time in the lab during your course? Or perhaps it's working with the huge amounts of data produced by lab and clinical studies that's caught your interest? This virtual panel event offers tips on how to further these experiences in the workplace. You'll hear from speakers working in laboratory and data science roles across a range of organisations, including GSK, IQVIA, Parexel, and the NHS.
- Episode 7: Careers in Sustainable Business
Episode 7: Careers in Sustainable Business
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Interested in roles relating to how businesses are making their practices sustainable? Want a career in sustainability investment, product management, supply chain or consulting? Find out more about the reality of day-to-day roles, highlights and challenges as well as advice on routes in and sourcing relevant experience. Guests include staff from Fairtrade, Abundance Investment, allplants and Orsted.
- Episode 6: Careers in Frontline Healthcare
Episode 6: Careers in Frontline Healthcare
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TED Nigeria and the World Health Organisation will be taking part in the panel event in this episode. Hear from our speakers about their career journey and the steps they took to work within International Development after they graduated from UCL.
- Episode 5: Connecting with UCL Alumni Working in International Development
Episode 5: Connecting with UCL Alumni Working in International Development
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UCL Alumni with experience at the Red Cross, Global Partnerships for Education, ACTED Nigeria and the World Health Organisation will be taking part in the panel event in this episode. Hear from our speakers about their career journey and the steps they took to work within International Development after they graduated from UCL.
- Episode 4: Getting into Charities & NGOs
Episode 4: Getting into Charities & NGOs
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In this episode, you will hear from recent UCL graduates and experienced professionals working in the Charity and NGO sectors about their career to date and gain top tips on how to get a foot in the door. From volunteering to internships, gaining experience can give you the edge when applying for graduate roles. Including speakers from The National Trust, Ambitious about Autism, Leonard Cheshire, Save the Children, Breaking Barriers and Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network (SUN CSN).
- Episode 3: Q&A with Industry Professionals Working in Journalism
Episode 3: Q&A with Industry Professionals Working in Journalism
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On Thursday 3 December a selection of industry representatives were on hand to answer UCL students questions about journalism. Hear from representatives from professionals at The Independent, News Associates, BBC Newsnight, and PBS NewsHour. If you're interested in pursuing journalism as a career, or simply want to find out more, this is the episode for you.
- Episode 2: Perspectives on Jobs and Recruitment in Museums, Arts & Cultural Heritage
Episode 2: Perspectives on Jobs and Recruitment in Museums, Arts & Cultural Heritage
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This panel discussion and Q&A brings together recruiters, HR staff, freelancers, and other professionals from organisations including Somerset House and the Museums Association to share views on what the current picture is on jobs and recruitment, what the future of the industry may look like, and what students can be doing now to try and carve out their first steps for their career.
- Episode 1: Working in the Heart of Government
Episode 1: Working in the Heart of Government
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In this discussion exploring the multidisciplinary nature of working in Government, learn about the various routes you can take to get into the Civil Service and how you can adapt your experiences if you are thinking about pursuing a career in this area.
In this panel, we hear from a Project Manager from the Cabinet Office, a Financial Planning Adviser from the Ministry of Justice, a worker in the Fraud Policy Unit, a Generalist, all working in the heart of government.