At UCL School of Management we understand how important it is to set yourself up for the best possible career. Time and time again, our students tell us that this is one of the primary drivers for them when they decide to pursue a postgraduate degree.
To help you make sure you have the right plan in place and prepare you to make the most of your time at UCL School of Management and tackle the competitive job market after graduation, we’ve launched a ‘Careers and Professional Development’ programme - a new series of events designed to give you a detailed insight into the specific roles within your desired industry and help you explore the various options to find what’s right for you and prepare for the at times, challenging recruitment processes.
At the centre of the programme are a suite of Careers Electives – a series of over 19 different webinar sessions spanning the three streams; Explore your Options, Find Opportunities and Prepare to Apply, and key sector preferences of our students. All of the sessions which will take place are open exclusively to 2020/21 UCL School of Management postgraduate students. Students can also access additional personal 1:1 sessions with our careers advisors to discuss their careers aspirations and specific applications in detail.
Participating in this programme is mandatory and all students must attend a minimum of eight webinar sessions. The specific sessions you choose to attend are at your discretion, dependant on where you are on your personal career journey. Students are also very welcome to attend more than a minimum of eight sessions.
The Careers Electives in Term One run from Wednesday 16th September – Wednesday 28th October. You can view a visualisation of the Careers and Professional Development Programme Electives including all three streams and when each event will take place.
Though these sessions you’ll enhance your understanding of a broad range of industries and gain deeper insights into some of the key trends and challenges impacting work in these areas. Having current and meaningful business and commercial awareness is critical to you being in a better position in understanding which career might be right for you.
Ready to solidify direction, gain skills, and search for potential roles? This stream supports you to take practical steps to help narrow your options and begin to identify the roles and employers that are right for you.
We have a wide range of resource to signpost you to upcoming employment and internships opportunities.
Look out for your weekly, programme-specific newsletters featuring a curated selection of career and internship opportunities
Explore the advice and resources available on the Postgraduate Carers Moodle platform
Attend UCL Careers Fairs, Themed Weeks and Employer Presentations. You can find out more at MyUCLCareers
See wider jobs boards, including career and internship opportunities at MyUCLCareers.
You may already have a strong sense of what you’d like to go into after your Master’s, or perhaps you do now you’ve completed sessions from streams 1 and 2. Whatever your plan, this stream focuses on the recruitment process, supporting you to demonstrate your value.
For the purpose of the pre-sessional programme, this stream will focus in detail on how to tackle assessment centres, interviews and other elements of the recruitment process used in the sectors our graduates typically find employment.
If you would like to learn more about any of these sessions, or careers support at UCL School of Management, please email us.
You can view a visualisation of the Careers and Professional Development Programme Electives including all three streams and when each event will take place.