UCL Careers programmes and events

UCL Careers offers a number of training programmes and events that may be of use to History students.

Skills4Work programme

Employer-led Panel Discussions: Hear what up to five different employers think about specific skills and what you need to do to make yourself stand out throughout the selection process. You'll also get top tips on what you can do to improve your skills and then a chance to directly ask questions important to you. 

Employer-led Workshops: Practice a particular skill under the guidance and expertise of the employer facilitators. 

Employer-led Coaching: we give one-to-one coaching on writing CVs and applications, improving interview techniques, and how to tackle Practice Assessment Centres. 

Practice Assessment Centres: try out some exercises typical of the Assessment Centres run by companies. During the session, you will complete an in-tray exercise, a group exercise, and a presentation. You will receive feedback on your performance in each area. You will also have the chance to network with graduate recruiters taking part in the event. 

Career Essentials talks and workshops programme

This series of lunchtime talks and experiential workshops covers many important career-related topics, from understanding the graduate job- and postgraduate study-market to career decision-making, from mock aptitude tests to interview success, and from finding and funding a PhD to getting to grips with LinkedIn and social media. The series provides insight, advice and interactive opportunities that are appropriate no matter where you are in your thinking about careers.  

Talks and workshops titles will be repeated on a regular basis in the Autumn, Spring and post-exam season.  Registration opens two weeks before the event.

Global Citizenship Employability Programme

This two-week innovative summer programme is designed to give you a head start in today's international, competitive jobs market, and takes place during the summer term as part of the UCL Global Citizenship Programme. 

This is a unique chance to make the most of UCL's status as a truly global university. The programme enables you to consider your future in depth and design a career that links to your global values. This programme is for all taught UCL students from second year to postgraduates, whether you want to work in the UK, globally, or have no idea where to start. The sessions will lead you through the business of effectively searching and applying for your future roles within any industry, with opportunities to meet a wide range of employers. 

Focus on Management

This three-day course offered during the summer is an exciting and challenging opportunity to gain practical experience. You will tackle real-life case studies provided by top employers from a range of sectors. Managers from a variety of companies will provide you with personalised feedback on your teamwork, commercial awareness, and other employability skills. 

Taking part in this course will help you boost your CV, as you develop key skills and learn more about your working style.  Be prepared for an event that will offer a fantastic learning opportunity and the chance to engage with high-profile employers.