At UCL Economics, you'll learn what the right questions are to ask and how to find the answers yourself to prepare you for the world of work.
What support can UCL and the Department offer me?
- A dedicated Careers Tutor, Peter Postl and Further Study Tutor, Parama Chaudhury
- Skills Lab, a non-credit module to help you develop skills to use in the workplace
- FAQ's, support and guidance on COVID-19 and how it impacts careers
- Alumni and employer events run by UCL Careers and the Department's Economist's Society
- Support to choose a career path after you finish your degree
- You can find opportunities for internships, research, funding and graduate employment on the UCL Careers webpages
- Find volunteering opportunities through the SU Volunteering Society
- Help developing your CV, interview skills and preparing for interviews and assessment centres
- You can join Bentham Connect to expand your professional network and, join our LinkedIn Groups for undergraduates and graduate students
Your Careers and Further Study Tutor
Professor Peter Postl
Peter is available to discuss your chosen career path or to help you decide what you'd like to do next. You can email him for an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Careers Tutor Moodle Page and find job opportunities, careers talks and research positions.
Professor Parama Chaudhury
Further Study Tutor
If you're considering further study after your degree, Parama is on hand to discuss your options with you. You can email her for an appointment at email@example.com.
What does an education in Economics lead to?
26% of our students move onto graduate study, in range of topics including, Economics, Data Science, Finance, Computing and Law. In the past students have also joined US economics doctoral programmes at universities such as Columbia, Yale and Chicago. Other graduates enter employment in management, consultancy, accountancy, banking and public policy.
You can find a full breakdown of industries, job titles, and positions by course level:
What skills do Economics students learn?
At UCL Economics our research-based education provides you with the skills that you need to succeed in further study and the wide range of career destinations that our students choose. Through your modules, and CTaLE-led extra-curricular activities such as Skills Lab and Explore Econ, you will learn how to identify problems that need to be solved, how to use a mix of theory and wider literature to identify approaches to problem solving, where to find evidence to solve the problems and how to use different statistical and programming techniques to analyse the evidence. You will also be provided with opportunities to learn how to explain what you have discovered, in writing and in discussion, with expert and non-expert audiences. You can find out more about why these are the relevant employability skills to develop from our research on What are Employers Looking for.
As you work through your degree, at any level, it is a good idea to keep a log of what skills you are developing and keep track of all the examples you will want to present in applications and interviews in the future. Suggestions on how to build a Skills Portfolio Log are on the Careers Tutor Moodle page.