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26/09/2013

From Friday 27th September, we are moving this blog to: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-researchers/. All the same great content will be available here.

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UCL Careers


PhD Employer Forum – Careers in Natural Resources & Environmental Sustainability, 28th May 2013

30/04/2013

The aim of this event is to help PhD and other research students with their career planning by providing an opportunity to question, hear from and network with employers from the Natural Resources & Environment sectors. A panel of speakers who themselves are PhD holders working in various aspects of the environmental field including consultancy, scientific/technical, engineering and policy have been invited to talk about their sector, their career progression and the best routes into natural resources and environmental sustainability positions. They will also give tips on how PhD and research students can use their qualifications and experiences to enter this field. As there will be an opportunity to speak with the panellists at this event please research the organisations represented and come prepared with some questions for the speakers about their work and the sector.

Speakers/Organisations

  • Doug Hunt – Principal Engineer, Water and Environment Group, Atkins
  • Ross Haacke – Senior Researcher, CGG
  • Anthony Froggatt – Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment & Resources, Chatham House
  • Graham Hopkins – Senior Ecologist, The Ecology Consultancy
  • Paul Thompson – Technical Consultant, Oakdene Hollins
  • Victoria Gay – Senior Analyst, Palmetto Climate

Date/Time: Tuesday 28th May, 5.30-7.30pm

For more information and to register for this event please go to the Graduate School web page.


Careers in Media Week – 11th to 15th March 2013

04/03/2013

Monday 11th March 

1- 2pm  How to Prepare: Media Forum + Networking Event

With fierce competition for roles in the sector, preparing for our media forum and networking event is key. Research and knowing the field is incredibly important but in addition, learn top tips on how to network and make the most of the forum so it can work for you

5:30- 8:30pm  Media Forum + Networking 

Are you wondering what your media career options might be, or do you have an idea of what you want to do but are not sure how to get there?  Maybe you know how to get there but would like some inside information to boost your application?  Then come along to the Careers in Media Forum and Networking Event.

The event starts with an hour long panel discussion with representatives from selected occupations telling you about their line of work and answering your questions.

Panellists: Tim Arthur – TimeOut London Editor; Nick Caley – Head of Channel 5 Press; Izzie Rivers – Business Director  Neo @ Ogilvy; Matt Hussey – Freelance Journalist; Olive Ahmed – Graduate at All3Media
Chair: Sam Gaus – Democracy and Communications Officer, UCLU

Networkers: including the panellists: Shine TV; Princess Productions; Braben; Channel 4; Urban Times; Huge Inc; Portland PR; Huffington Post; Go Think Big; Free Hype; British Library + more!

Tuesday 12th March

1-2pm  Routes into Publishing / How has the industry changed
Delivered by: Inspired Selections

Inspired Selection will be giving  an overview of the publishing sector, roles available and how the industry has changed more recently due to more publishers going  digital. Inspired Selection will cover what types of vacancies in publishing come up, how graduates can find the vacancies, what requirements there are for various roles, how they can prepare. A must for anyone who wants to pursue a career within publishing.
Wednesday 13th March

2-4pm  Journalism Workshop
Delivered by: News Associates

Students interested in pursuing a career in newspapers, magazines, online or broadcast can enrol on this two-hour journalism workshop run by the press agency News Associates. They will get you writing an article in a mock, ‘real-life’ breaking news exercise. Feedback will be given on your work and time is set aside for careers advice. News Associates are also the largest training provider of the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Multimedia Diploma.


Thursday 14th March

1-2pm  Panel discussion: Communication Careers in Different Sectors

Communications happen within every industry outside of the typical broadcasters. This panel discussion will allow you to get an insight into different communication careers in other sectors.

Panellists: Rob Cole – Head of News, Save the Children; Antonia Wade – Marketing & Communications Senior Manager, Accenture; Clare Ryan, Media Relations, UCL + more TBC

For further information and to REGISTER for any of the events above head on over to: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/students/events/getinto/media


PhD Employer-Led Workshop – Skills For Entering the Business World with L.E.K. Consulting, 21st March 2013

04/03/2013

Date: Thursday 21st March, 1-3pm

This session is designed to look at the key transferable skills required for making a successful entry to the business world. Led by a PhD employer the session will be informational and interactive and will focus on how you can emphasise the relevant skills you have when applying for professional business positions. By the end of the session the aim is that you should be able to:

• Identify the transferable skills needed to make a successful transition to a non-academic workplace
• Develop an awareness of the ideal structure and content of CVs and covering letters
• Develop an understanding of how to approach business interviews
• Confidently communicate your skills, experience and personal qualities in writing and verbally

For more information and to register to attend this session please go to the Graduate School employer-led workshops web page


PhD Employer Forum – Careers in UK & Global Health, 19th March 2013

27/02/2013

The aim of this event is to help PhD and other research students with their career planning by providing an opportunity to question, hear from and network with employers from the UK and Global Health sectors. A panel of speakers who themselves are PhD holders working in various aspects of health that include health policy, public health education, health systems, economics and standards setting, and health protection and surveillance have been invited to talk about their sector, their career progression and the best routes into UK and global health positions. They will also give tips on how PhD and research students can use their qualifications and experiences to enter this field. As there will be an opportunity to ask the speakers about roles within the UK/global health sectors at this event please research the organisations represented and come prepared with some questions for the speakers about their work and the sector.

Speakers/Organisations

  • Alicia White – Health Research Analyst Manager, Bazian
  • Kat Arney – Science Communications Manager, Cancer Research UK
  • Allison Beattie – Health Services Team Leader, Policy Division, Department for International Development (DfID)
  • Satnam Sagoo – Head of Education and Training Unit, Health Protection Agency (HPA)
  • Francoise Cluzeau – Associate Director, NICE International
  • David Ishola – Public Health Physician and Researcher, UCL, HPA and Faculty of Public Health
  • Marleen Temmerman – Director, Department of Reproductive Health & Research, World Health Organisation (WHO)

Date/Time: Tuesday 19th March, 5.30-7.30pm

For more information and to register for this event please go to the Graduate School web page.


International Careers Week – 4th to 8th March 2013

26/02/2013

International Careers Week 4th to 8th March

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/students/events/getinto/international

Some jobs cross continents, some can have you based anywhere in the world, some can have a global reach from one geographic location.  You may have plans to work for a multinational company or may just want to do some thing adventurous.  International Careers Week will provide you with the opportunity to find out more about how to work in a context where the focus can be beyond the UK.   Don’t miss out on any of these! You will need to register to attend. Events during the week are:

Tuesday 5th March: 12 noon -1 pm  Talk “An International Career: How do you achieve it”

Tuesday 5th March:  5-7.30pm   Panel and Networking Event : “International Careers Forum” illustrating a variety of ways in which it is possible to work internationally, and the attributes and skills needed to succeed.

Wednesday 6th March:  12.00noon -1.00 pm  Talk “An International Career: For those who are just starting out”

Friday 8th March : 2.00pm-4.30pm  Employer led CV and Application Form Checking : How does your form or CV look to an International Employer?

You may also be interested in

Tuesday 12th March : 6pm – 8.30pm    How to get yourself an EU career – Hosted by The UCLU European Society and UCL European Institute

For more information and to register, please go to:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/students/events/getinto/international


26/02/2013

Originally posted on UCL Careers Service Blog:

Do you want to connect with professionals and develop your skills at the same time?

UCL Careers Service  has now opened bookings for UCL students to apply to attend the prestigious “Focus on Management” course which this year is being sponsored by Barclays.

Deadline for applications is Friday, 22nd March 2013.

Focus on Management is a demanding, but rewarding, 2 day course aimed at testing your team-working, problem solving and presentation skills, as well as developing your Commercial Awareness. It will be held at Canary Wharf on the 3rd and 4th of July 2013.

Over the two days you will work in small teams, facilitated by a team manager working within industry, tackling business case studies from four employers. This year the companies providing case studies include Barclays (Banking), Sainsbury’s (Retail), Capco (Management Consultancy) and the Civil Service. You’ll also get the chance to network with employer representatives including…

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