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UCL Careers and Alumni Relations

Support from UCL Careers and Alumni at UCL

At UCL Careers, we take your future ambitions seriously and provide you with the support you need to realise your full potential. In addition, thousands of alumni volunteers will help you find your path - UCL Alumni Relations helps over 300,000 former students stay connected globally and our students find support from inspiring individuals. 

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Further Information: Professional development support

One-to-one support 

Whether you're exploring options, writing applications or preparing for interviews, our team of UCL Careers experts, can provide you with one-to-one tailored support, and advise you on available opportunities during your time at UCL.

Access UCL's Global Employers Network 

UCL is connected to more than 4,000 employers and organisations in the UK and around the world.  
Each year, we run career fairs, skill sessions, networking events, sector-themed talks and bespoke subject-specific activities that allow our students to meet hundreds of potential employers, and hear from other UCL students and alumni. 

Internships and Opportuntities

myUCLCareers is our very own online jobs board, promoting over 1,800 jobs, work experience and internship opportunities to UCL students. Whether you want to work overseas or in the UK, we're here to support you throughout your career journey. 

Connect with Alumni mentors worldwide

UCL Bentham Connect is our social and professional networking site, dedicated exclusively to UCL students and alumni. Build global connections, gain valuable employability skills, connect with mentors and learn from professionals worldwide - at UCL thousands of alumni are just a message away. 

Professional development events

Our UCL Connect programme is dedicated to bringing professional development skills and expertise directly to students and alumni. With panels events, workshops and resources such as blogs, case studies and podcasts, it’s a great opportunity to gain advice from alumni experts.

Additional Videos

 

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Useful Links and Documents

UCL Careers Guide.
What do UCL Graduates do?

Five ways to find your future using UCL Bentham Connect
Alumni volunteer stories: Nick Coveney.
Alumni volunteer stories: Ravi Aswani.

 

 

Please read our FAQs where we may be able to help answer your queries 

Contact us

Speak to a member of our Carees and Alumni Relations Teams to find out more information about the services we offer and how we remain connected to our students.

Innovation & Enterprise

Do you want to kick-start your dream career, tackle global issues or start your own business? 
UCL Innovation & Enterprise offers you the chance to develop the vital entrepreneurial skills you need in order to flourish in the career you choose. 

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Whether it’s learning more about how business works, or developing your own entrepreneurial flair, UCL Innovation & Enterprise’s entrepreneurship programme can help you develop entrepreneurial skills and thinking while studying at UCL. Their extracurricular entrepreneurship support can be provided both on campus and virtually.
 
Join UCL and make it happen: ucl.ac.uk/enterprise/entrepreneurship

 

Meet UCL Entrepreneurs
UCL Innovation & Enterprise works with UCL staff, UCL students and organisations to turn knowledge and ideas into the solutions that benefit us all. Meet some of UCL's entrepreneurs below.
 

Marie Legrain

During her first year at UCL, Marie participated in the ‘Enterprise Boot Camp’. She learnt practical business and entrepreneurial skills in a supportive environment. Marie realised that business and entrepreneurship were key in complementing her studies and preparing her for her future career.

UCL Innovation & Enterprise asks Marie seven questions here.

Kisum Chan and Lincoln Lee

Co-founded by UCL Alumni Kisum and Lincoln, Rice Inc helps Southeast Asian rice farmers reduce their losses and increase their income, having developed an innovative new way to dry rice. In 2018 they won the Hult Prize claiming $1m in seed funding. In 2019 Rice Inc partnered with multinational food services company Sodexo to bring ethical rice to UCL community.

Find out more about how Kisum and Lincoln tackle food poverty with social enterprise.

 
 

Oskar Zieba

Oskar, with Guerric de Ternay (Affiliate student, UCL Laws 2013/14) co-founded Blackwood. They create beautiful accessories using natural and sustainable alternatives to animal leather, such as cork and wood leather. Accessories available include card holders, passport holders and pouch bags.

Why Oskar believes that business is the best way to do something good for society.

Arthur Kay

UCL startup bio-bean, founded by Arthur, manufactures and sells sustainable biofuel products and logs using recovered coffee grounds. The company recovers over 3,500 tonnes of coffee grounds every year from around 900 Costa stores. 

UCL start-up bio-bean: turning coffee waste into biofuel.

Nafisa Bakkar

Nafisa co-founded Amaliah, a media platform amplifying the voices of Muslim women, with over 300 contributors. Nafisa was named as a top entrepreneur under 30 by Forbes Magazine in 2016.

Nafisa's story