Economics

Careers

Whether you have a good idea of what you want to do after graduating from UCL or haven’t made firm plans yet, UCL Careers
Service can help.

Advice on further study
and funding information can be found here too.
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UCL Careers Service

Careers Advisers visit graduate employers all year round to find out about their graduate schemes and what they look for in applications and interviews and provide useful feedback and advice on how to market yourself effectively.

We also provide:
  • Economics Forum with a panel of recent graduate Economists to talk about their role and how they got there, followed by networking
  • Events including the Economics and Finance Fair and the Investment Banking Fair
  • Employer presentations and skills sessions
  • Deciding what you want to do when you graduate
  • Checking applications, CVs and Covering Letters
  • Interview coaching
  • For a full programme of what we offer please see www.ucl.ac.uk/careers

What do UCL Economics Graduates do?

Recently graduates have gone on to a variety of roles including those in the finance and banking, public, research and political sectors. Here are a few examples of recent graduates:

  • Graduate trainee schemes in banks such as HSBC, Goldman Sachs and UBS
  • Other Investment Banking roles such as Risk Analyst, Financial Analyst, Junior Trader and Sales Trader
  • Graduate trainees in professional services such as PWC and Deloitte
  • Actuaries
  • Demand Planner in a large Pharmaceutical company
  • Economists in the Government Economic Service (GES)
  • Project management
  • Management Consultancy with organisations such as Bain
  • Intern with one of the major political parties
  • Civil Service Policy Advisor
Further Study included:
  • MSc Finance
  • Msc Environmental Economics
  • MSc  and Mphil in Economics
  • Graduate Diploma in Law

Useful resources:

www.res.org.uk     Royal Economic Society
www.careerstagged.co.uk   Good place to search for resources in all sectors
www.prospects.ac.uk  Descriptions and useful starting points for different graduate roles
http://www.fssc.org.uk/careers.html  Place for specialist information on careers in financial services, accountancy and finance 
www.vault.com  Some useful information online, books available in UCL Careers Service
www.efinancialcareers.co.uk/  Finance job opportunities and information
http://targetjobs.co.uk/ Graduate jobs and careers advice

For further information and support contact your Careers Service at www.ucl.ac.uk/careers

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