UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Career focused enterprise workshops start this term

13 December 2018, 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

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The Career-Focused IRDR Enterprise Workshops is an essential complement to our academic programmes. It enables students to identify their career goals and get best prepared to achieve them.

Event Information

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Dr. Shanshan Zhou


Roberts Building
Torrington Place
United Kingdom

Many of our graduates are working in consultancy and many of our students are interested in contributing to risk and disaster reduction through consulting companies, NGOs, and governments. At UCL IRDR, we provide unique and comprehensive support for traditional and non-traditional careers in risk and disaster reduction to our masters students, PhD students, and graduates. This term we are launching an Enterprise Workshop series of which two are focusing on equipping students with knowledge and skills in consultancies.

Enterprise Workshops Schedule

1. Business simulation game: Business Continuity Management

Venue: Roberts Building 508   Thursday 29th November 16:30-18:30 

This workshop will be led by Elodie Huet, a Business Continuity Consultant at Arup Group Limited. Elodie is an alumna of UCL IRDR (Risk, Disaster and Resilience MSc 2013-14) and an experienced consultant in Business Continuity.

During the two-hour workshop, she will introduce the basic concepts of Business Continuity Management, present a real case of a Mexican company that experienced the Puebla earthquake in 2017 and lead the students to work out how can the company continue its services in the aftermath of the earthquakes and be more resilient in the future.

Elodie will also share her interesting job hunting experience with the audience and provide insights on how to find the dream job.

Places are limited, register for Business simulation game: Business Continuity Management now!

2. Consultancies R Us

Venue: Roberts Building 508   Thursday 13th December 16:30 -18:30 

This workshop will be led by Dr. Ilan Kelman, a Reader at the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. Ilan has rich experience in undertaking consultancy projects for international organizations in disaster risk reduction field.

During the two-hour workshop, he will lead the audience to brainstorm what are the key features of being an independent consultant and how to win consultancy bids.

Places are limited, register for Consultancies R Us now!

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