Don't put off talking to UCL Careers, planning your summer and thinking about the wider opportunities to develop your skills.
You'll find quite quickly you'll need to start putting things in place for the summer and your second year. Here are some things you'll need to think about from term two onwards, and some ideas to continue to build on the skills you're developing.
Your department will let you know when you need to select your modules for year two. Often this happens just before term commences in Spetmeber, but different departments might have different timelines so always follow local guidance. Ensure you know how to register for modules and select your modules. Use the module catalogue to find out information on what your future modules will entail. For more help choosing your modules meet with your Personal Tutor (or Transition Mentor if you are a first year).
It is never too early to talk to UCL Careers. They work closely with your departments to ensure there is plenty of tailored careers advice, support and events but you can also go to them directly for one-to-one advice, practice interviews, guidance on writing CVs and covering letter, to find funding and opportunities, attend events and to just explore the options open to you.
Don't forget to explore their skills hub to make sure you are developing the kinds of skills your future employer might be looking for.
Internships and Summer Opportunities:
Check out the UCL Careers page for help searching for the right summer internship or other summer opportunity. You can search the careers bulletin or schedule an appointment for specific guidance on applying and creating a CV. Also check out the UCL Careers skills hub and workshops on developing your non-academic and career application skills. The Open University also offers a course on Internships and Other Work Opportunities to help you obtain and get the most out of any internships.
Other development opportunities at UCL:
UCL is a big place and there are loads of different opporutnities to get involved and develop your skills, whatever your interests. Find out more at the other development opportunities section.