UCL School of Management

PGT Careers and Professional Development Programme - Term Two

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.

The sessions 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. 

The Careers Electives in Term Two run from Wednesday 20th January – Wednesday 10th March. 

Stream 1 - Explore your options

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.  


20 January 2021 - No graduate scheme yet?  How to find an exciting graduate role in a changing market

27 January 2021 - The Two Hour Job Search – How to conduct a successful, time-efficient, network job search

03 February 2021 - Enhancing your job search leveraging your UCL experience – For Chinese Students

03 February 2021 - Start-up Mixer: Meet the Entrepreneurs

10 February 2021 - Global Careers: Insights from Alumni working in China

10 February 2021 - Global Careers: Insights from Alumni working in Germany & Berlin

More events will be added to this stream soon. 

Stream 2 - Find opportunities

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.

Access 1:1 appointments for CV, cover letter and application review

Stream 3 - Prepare to apply

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. 


20 January 2021 - Succeeding at Assessment Centres

27 January 2021 - Acing your Virtual Interview: Perfection through Practice

17 February 2021 - How to Stand out from the crowd and succeed at Data Analytics Interviews

24 February 2021 - Making an impact in Virtual Assessment Centres 

More events to be added to this stream soon.

Further information

You can view a visualisation of all the sessions in the series here. If you would like to learn more about any of these sessions, or careers support at UCL School of Management, please email us.

Last updated Wednesday, 3 February 2021