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    The UCL Careers team use this Blog to share their ‘news and views’ about careers with you. You will find snippets about a whole range of career related issues, news from recruiters and links to interesting articles in the media.

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    We hope you enjoy reading the Blog and will be inspired to tell us your views.

    If you want to suggest things that students and graduates might find helpful, please let us know – we want to hear from you.

    Karen Barnard – Head of UCL Careers

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    UCL Alumna Profile: Christina Sparks, Primary Teacher with ARK Teacher Training

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 16 April 2014

     Christina graduated from UCL in 2011 with a degree in English. She is currently training to become a primary school teacher at Reach Academy with ARK Teacher Training. Here, Christina takes some time to talk about her experiences at UCL, how these have helped prepare her for her career, and how she is able to make a big difference with ARK Teacher Training.

    Christina Sparks photoAfter she graduated, Christina worked for a major global investment bank. Between her second and third years of study, she successfully completed an internship with the bank who offered her a job upon graduation. There, she worked as a Document Management Analyst, managing client relationships and contracts. Despite this being an interesting experience, Christina felt that there were other ways in which she’d like to be challenged, including making better use of her English skills.

    Throughout her time at UCL, Christina worked as a student ambassador taking part in school visits and showing students aged between 14 and 18 what life was like at university. It was this experience that first piqued an interest in teaching, especially when she discovered that some children have had a very different experience of education compared to hers. ‘I was always pushed, and we were told that we could be whatever we wanted to be’ she recalls, ‘but it seems that there are a lot of young people out there who aren’t getting that encouragement’.

    She left the bank after a year and joined Reach Academy as a teaching assistant, and this was where she discovered ARK Teacher Training. She had spoken to colleagues about becoming a teacher, and they mentioned ARK’s highly supportive programme. ‘The programme sounded great. It looked really tough, and it is, but the multi-layered support from ARK has been fantastic. I meet with my mentor (also a UCL alumnus) really frequently and get weekly training from ARK’s experts. The course is also academically very rigorous’.

    The rewards are also great: ‘I love teaching primary. There is more fun, more joy in the classroom. It’s an amazing experience when you teach a Year One child to read and they turn round and say “I can’t believe I’ve just read something!”’

    Looking back, Christina recalls UCL’s impact on the success of her teacher training year: ‘my time at UCL prepared me very well for teaching. The emphasis on self-reliance and self-motivation from UCL is vital to teaching and training with ARK, because there is a huge amount to get done and it is very much down to you to sort it. That said, I have had a huge amount of support from ARK, and the excellent mentoring arrangements they have feel similar to the relationships I had with my tutors at UCL.

    ‘My degree from UCL has also equipped me with some useful skills for the classroom and work more generally. We were always encouraged to be inquisitive, and this really helps when dealing with small children since quite often, if something is wrong, they can’t really explain what or why. My self-awareness and communication skills were also really improved by my time at UCL.’

    Christina’s main advice to current UCL students thinking about their careers is to do their research before applying for a role; ultimately it is something they will be doing every day and they should be motivated by the organisation’s mission and ethos. Equally, students should remember that if they outgrow a role, they will have plenty of transferable skills to take forward to a new job or even career, as Christina herself experienced!

    ARKTeacherTraining logoARK Schools is an education charity and one of the country’s top-performing academy operators. Its aim is to create outstanding schools that give every pupil, regardless of their background, the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice and they are taking part in UCL Careers’ Employability Summer School – a 2 week programme running between 2nd – 13th June.

    Why Employers Helping You with Your Employability Matters

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 10 April 2014

    The activities you will participate in at UCL’s Global Citizenship Summer School are divided between those led by our very own top-notch careers consultants, and guest employers from a variety of sectors. If you’ve attended any Skills4Work events before, you’ll be pretty familiar with why this employer involvement is such  a useful tool. If you haven’t, or you’re still a bit confused about what you’ll get out of this element of Summer School, read on.

    Say you’re a highly motivated student who knows exactly what firm they want to work for. For the sake of a good example, let’s presume you study finance and it’s your dream to work for Barclays. Would you pass up an opportunity to get a personal session with somebody who recruits graduates to work for Barclays, in a totally informal way, and receive feedback from them on your CV and your interview abilities? Of course not – it’s an excellent opportunity and you never know how far impressing the right person at the right time can take you.

    UCL Careers Speed Interviews

    The scenario described above is not, of course, applicable to everyone. Let’s look at another example – say you are serious about your studies and have a good idea of what you want to do, but only vaguely where you want to work. Why not take the totally free opportunity to meet a recruiter from the sector or sectors you’re interested in, who will give you extremely relevant feedback to prepare you for your applying within their industry.

    Who knows— you might even be surprised when you’re a student who just wants some professional feedback— anybody’s professional feedback—and you realise that your skills are quite well suited to an employer that you’d never considered before.

    At Summer School, you will have the opportunity to meet a variety of employers. At the alumni panel, UCL graduates who are now at places like BskyB and Deloitte (and many more!) will answer your questions and tell you about the skills they developed when they were in your position.  At the speed interviewing, you’ll answer competency questions under time pressure to a variety of employers who include Morgan Stanley, GlaxoSmithKline, and LBA Books. You can get your CV checked by employers such as Macfarlanes or Cisco. This is just a glimpse of the sectors and types of employers who will be present – think of the different helpful viewpoints you will be exposed to and the invaluable advice you will receive tailored to your employability.

    To register and find out more about the UCL Careers Employability Summer School as part of the Global Citizenship programme run by UCL, head on over to: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-citizenship/programme

    - Weronika Benning, Skills Administrator, UCL Careers

    Are you looking for additional help with your career?

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 2 April 2014

    This post originally appeared on the Develop your Career blog

    If you’re still a current student, then you may well already be accessing your own College careers service.  But if you need some extra help, or have left your College, you may like to take part in a unique careers MOOC.

    The Careers Group, University of London is launching the Enhance Your Careers and Employability Skills Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) commissioned by the University of London International Programme on 27 May 2014.

    Not sure what a MOOC is? Watch this video:

    Hosted on the Coursera platform, The Careers Group’s 6-week course is the first of Coursera’s MOOCs to be aimed at any student who wants to explore their career management and employability skills, regardless of their discipline or background. The aim of the MOOC is to be complementary to any other course of study as it enables students to recognise their own strengths and skills. Participants on the MOOC will also be shown how to best articulate those skills and experiences to future employers and academic institutions.

    Laura Brammar, a Senior Careers Consultant with The Careers Group and one of the course instructors said:

    The Careers Group has produced a really unusual MOOC in the sense that, unlike many other MOOCs that are all based around a discipline, this Careers MOOC is going to be of interest to pretty much everyone. Because whether they’re at the initial stage of their career or coming up to retirement, who isn’t going to find topics such as self-awareness and skills development interesting?

    And also, the fact that often people are doing MOOCs with an eye to their career development anyway, it’s a way of super-sizing the MOOCs you’re already doing by thinking how you could feature them in your future career development.

    The Careers Group has produced a really unusual MOOC in the sense that, unlike many other MOOCs that are all based around a discipline, this Careers MOOC is going to be of interest to pretty much everyone. Because whether they’re at the initial stage of their career or coming up to retirement, who isn’t going to find topics such as self-awareness and skills development interesting?And also, the fact that often people are doing MOOCs with an eye to their career development anyway, it’s a way of super-sizing the MOOCs you’re already doing by thinking how you could feature them in your future career development.”

    The unique structure of the course aims to help participants analyse their previous experiences, expectations and attitudes, both professionally and personally. Participants will also engage in a range of activities which are designed to help them improve key employability documents, such as their CVs or cover letters. The course syllabus includes the following modules:

    • Week 1: What do you want? – Self Awareness
    • Week 2: What can you offer? – Skills Awareness
    • Week 3: Are you ready to find success? – Career Readiness
    • Week 4: How do you express yourself? – Articulating Your Experiences
    • Week 5: What impact do you make? – Making a Good Impression in Person
    • Week 6: How do you build fruitful relationships? – Networking Online and in Person

    To learn more and join the ‘Enhance Your Careers and Employability Skills’ for free visit www.coursera.org/course/career

    How to secure a job in a Small/Medium Sized Enterprise : Case Studies

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 28 March 2014

    Want to get a job in a SME but have no idea where to start? We collected a few different case studies of how students at UCL have got into SMEs.

    Case study 1

    Aim: Secure Job in the Charity Sector

    Starting point: Experience in management and IT and also an MA in Human Rights at UCL

    Method used to secure a job in an SME:

    • Studied the sector in detail – further knowledge was acquired
    • Maximised personal networking and contacts
    • Gained further knowledge, contacts were used to facilitate informative industry interviews
    • Focused job search further by understanding the sector
    • Applied to positions that needs core strengths in order to get an interview
    • Structured the applications on what the employer wants and highlighting strengths
    • Applied to jobs

    Result: Succeeded in securing a job in the charity sector


    Case study 2

    Aim: Secure Electrical and Electronic related job

    Starting Point: MSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the UK and previous work in home country

    Method used to secure a job in an SME:

    • Identified problems with previous application by getting advice from career consultants
    • Focused job search for vacancies that were in-line with my strengths i.e. languages and understanding home country culture
    • Sent speculative applications to employers that would be interested in my strengths
    • Applied to short term and long term internships
    • Spent additional time on understanding the job description and person specifications in order to apply to  the right jobs
    • Kept on applying

    Result: Secured an internship with a company that is expanding in my home country and the potential of a job in the future


    Case Study 3

    Aim: Secure job in security, policy in Think tanks, NGOs or government body

    Starting point: MA in Politics, Security and Integration

    Method used to secure a job in an SME:

    • Dedicated additional effort as was required by the industry and the employers observation and research showed that low number of  advertised jobs were available
    • Researched related websites to get the news about the industry and find out the names of relevant employers
    • Strengthened personal support network to keep up job hunting momentum – long process
    • Cancelled plans to travel and focused on job hunt – times management
    • Managed time to ensure priorities
    • Attended job fairs organised by the career service to expand possibilities
    • Made new contacts and strengthened existing contacts
    • Applied for internships and jobs related to my strength and skills

    Result: Found an internship in-line with my strength first and carried on applying then found exactly the right job overseas


    Case Study 4

    Aim: Graduate job in computer software

    Starting Point: MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Method used to secure a job in an SME:

    • Went  to  a few niche job fairs for entrepreneurial companies that required specialist skills and expertise
    • Made new contacts by networking, LinkedIn
    • Discussed options with careers consultants
    • Applied to relevant internships and jobs constantly

    Result: Secured a job with an application developer

    For further help with getting work with an SME, pop in to see us at UCL Careers or sign up to UCL Talent Bank.

    What is the Global Citizenship Summer School Employability stream?

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 26 March 2014

    Ok, I know what some of you may be thinking. Two weeks? In early June?  What am I going to get out of this? What will be expected of me?  How does this beat spending time with friends, reflecting on the year, or just getting outside after exams?!?!

    If you’ve got your dream job or internship lined up for the summer, then the answer is pretty simple: it may not.  But if you’re wondering what to do next, don’t have any work lined up, and are feeling some dread about what’s to come after your time at UCL – chances are you’ll be feeling that way even if you do spend the first few weeks of June out in the park.

    So why don’t you put that time to good use?  Why not take part in workshops and projects, with a group of like-minded students, learning key skills to help you get a job or internship? If you can’t banish that dread, why not at least harness it to achieve something positive?

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    In today’s job market, getting a good result from UCL will work in your favour. However, a UCL degree alone will not land you the graduate job you want. These days, it is your experience, motivation, skills, and importantly, how you market all of these, which can make the difference between getting a job and having your CV being binned at the application stage.

    So, how will UCL’s Summer School Programme help you?

    Over two weeks, UCL Careers will help you explore and build your skills in various aspects of your career: from planning, to applying, to interviewing, to researching wider issues that will serve you well as you progress onwards from your first job.  Not only will you learn from each other, but you will gain priority access to over 40 employers who are looking to recruit students, now, for paid opportunities.  You will also get 1:1 time with these employers, as well as with a range of experienced careers consultants, giving you feedback and insight into how you are marketing yourself in the world of work.

    So, how will all of this unfold?

    Week One

    Summer School 2013

    In week one we will be breaking down the career essentials, looking at everything from how to plan your career, to how to put together a CV, to how to engage with employers effectively, to how to approach assessment centres.  Some of the key questions we will tackle will be:

    How can I….?:

    • make decisions around career choice?
    • personalise my CV to a specific employer?
    • really use LinkedIn to get jobs?
    • sound credible at interviews?
    • do well on online aptitude testing?
    • stand out from the crowd at assessment centres?
    • really connect with employers?

    We’ll approach these through workshops, team work, plenary speakers from a range of sectors – from the humanitarian field to banking and finance – intensive employer-led feedback, and debriefing sessions with careers consultants.  All of this will prepare you not just for putting this into practice in Week 2, but for your career journey long ahead.

    Week 2

    Jobs Market 2013Week Two will kick off with the Jobs Market, where you will get priority access (ie. first in the queue ahead of all other students) to over 40 employers who have immediate vacancies in 2014.  With the intensive preparation from week 1, you’ll be well placed to have meaningful conversations with them which will hopefully lead to a role for you.

    For the rest of the week, we’ll push you to dig deeper and really test your careers skills.  Working in teams, you will carry out a Labour Market Research project, where you will explore key themes of Global Citizenship,  such as ethics, how to market yourself in an increasingly transnational jobs market, and how to identify companies and sectors at the cutting edge of global workforce.  You will also apply the skills you’ve learned to a wider global picture, and then present back to a panel who will give you intensive feedback, helping build your presentation skills and confidence for when you have to do this in the real world.

    Finally, we’ll end the week with drinks and a chance to unwind before the weekend.

    Register now!

    If that’s not enough to grab your attention, you can also put this on your CV to show employers just how serious you are about your career, and why they should hire you.  Attendance in 70% of these sessions will count towards our HEAR.


    “Volunteers have a lot to gain, they meet a lot of new people and make new friends”

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 21 March 2014

    This post originally appeared on the VSU Blog

    Marilena Hadjittofi currently volunteers befriending patients on the Red Cell Haematology floor at the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre.  She’s a a third year Psychology student and volunteers at the hospital once a week.

    red_cell_groupWhat do you do as a volunteer? Describe your typical session.

    What I really love about my shifts is that they are never really the same, there is a lot of variety in the things I do and the people I get to meet. My main role is to befriend patients on the Red Cell Haematology floor in order to improve their experience when attending appointments or clinics. Patients at the Red Cell Haematology have a chronic illness, such as thalassaemia or sickle cell anaemia. This means that they are bound to the service for basically their whole lives, as they have to come in for regular tests and to get their progress checked. I generally talk to patients about the volunteers’ role, events organised by MacMillan that they can join and other services available to them. If patients have a complaint or a comment about the service then I can pass this on or direct them to someone that can assist them. Some patients might express interest in matters such as art and so on, so I try to find events that they can join and are suitable for them. Recently, we have also been carrying out a survey to see how patients feel about the services and the volunteers as well.

    What were your first impressions when you started volunteering?

    My initial impression, especially after the first session, is that this was not just going to be a fascinating experience, but also a very challenging one. Each patient is different and a vast majority of them come in from different cultural backgrounds, with different beliefs, different expectations and they are all unique in the way they approach you as a volunteer and in effect how they will be approached by the volunteer. Familiarising yourself with the patients however is only a part of the whole experience. It also became clear that liaising with the team would also be an integral part of my role to help the patient’s experience in the service.

    How do you feel about it now?

    After several months of volunteering, I can now see how much the role has taught me and I really appreciate it. The role involves a lot of team work with everyone there, as well as the other two volunteers. I find that self-reflection and improvement are integral parts of the role and I really enjoy having discussions with my colleagues on their experience and learning from each other. I find the role extremely rewarding and I feel that it doesn’t only help the patients, but as a volunteer I take a lot away from it as well. I particularly like the fact that the role is evolving as we are adjusting it according to the patients’ needs and feedback to suit the unit as much as possible.

    What’s the best thing about volunteering?

    Volunteering, contrary to what a lot of people believe, is a really amazing bidirectional relationship. Indeed, you devote time in helping others, making their waiting time a bit more enjoyable, helping them out, listening to their worries and being a familiar face to chat with. On the other hand though, you gain a lot, you learn more about people and how to approach them, how to be sensitive with what information you receive but you also learn more about yourself. With each person you meet, you get to see things from a different perspective and you learn to respect what other people feel and think. I also really enjoy the freedom we have as volunteers to come up with our own ideas on how to improve the service and how to organise events, something which we can then discuss with our supervisor and then put into motion.

    And what’s the most challenging thing?

    As a third year, I would say the biggest challenge is balancing the volunteer role and my academic demands. Studying can be quite hard and time consuming and sometimes it might be hard to also adhere to my volunteer sessions. Having said that however, I truly find it helpful to attend my sessions, it takes your mind off the heavy demands and you actually feel that you are not just using your time to study, but also to do something you really enjoy.

    Apart from that however, a challenge is of course dealing with some potentially difficult situations with patients in the unit. All patients are struggling with a chronic condition and each person deals with it in a different manner. They have different expectations from the service and as a consequence different expectations from the volunteers as well. We sometimes have to deal with more vulnerable individuals that are in a more sensitised state and particular care is required when interacting with them.

    How has volunteering changed you?

    I feel that in many senses, volunteering has made me more attentive to peoples’ needs as well as my own reactions to them. Often when we find ourselves in a conversation, we tend to look at how the other people react and respond and we forget that we are actively playing a role in the interaction. As a Red Cell Volunteer, I found myself observing my own reactions and also catching myself often making mistakes, something that I would later reflect on and try to improve on. I also feel that this volunteer role has made me more responsible but also gives me the freedom to introduce new ideas to the team in ways that we think we can improve the service.

    What difference do you feel you’ve made by volunteering?

    As a Red Cell volunteer you might not see a patient for several weeks or months, so for patients we rarely see I would say that we have helped make their waiting time for an appointment a bit more comfortable and enjoyable. I think the biggest difference I feel we made as volunteers is with patients that find themselves in the hospital on a regular basis and have to go through different procedures as well. I think we have now become for several patients a familiar and friendly face around the unit, someone who they feel they can talk to and ask for when they are in the hospital who can make their experience of the service more positive. In fact I think it’s one of the most rewarding feelings when you hear a patient has been looking for you or when patients recognise you and want to talk to you after your first meeting!

    Would you recommend the project to anyone else? If so, why?

    I would recommend this project to anyone that wants to help people and also get involved with a great organisation such as Macmillan. Volunteers have a lot to gain, they meet a lot of new people and make new friends and most of all, you never feel like your time is wasted and it’s a continuous process of learning and improving your skills. The role is very well supported and supervised, not just by the Macmillan service but also by the Clinical Psychologist at the unit who makes sure we are all happy with our roles but that we are also fulfilling all our duties.

    UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre have a great selection of volunteering opportunities for UCL students to apply for – email Oliver Peachey to find out more and check out our directory for other health-related volunteering opportunities.

    Employability Summer School – What is it?

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 18 March 2014

    This week sees the launch of UCL Career’s Employability Summer School which is running as part if the UCL Global Citizenship programme. Between 2nd – 13th June, undergraduates who are either penultimate and finalists are eligible to attend.

    But what is global citizenship?And why is it important to be a global citizen?

    ‘A global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices. Such a definition of global citizenship is based on two assumptions […]: (a) that there is such a thing as an emerging world community to which people can identify; and (b) that such a community has a nascent set of values and practices.’ (source: Open Democracy)

    Studying in the heart of London could not be a better way of experiencing a world community; and identifying with a world community is inline with the view of UCL as ‘London’s global university.’

    UCL Global Citizenship Programme

    UCL believe that as well as graduating with a great degree, students should also leave university with the core values of a Global Citizen. For this purpose, the UCL Global Citizenship programme has been established for undergraduate students. The core characteristics of a Global Citizen as set out by UCL are:

    • Creative and critical thinkers
    • Sensitive to cultural difference
    • Ambitious, yet idealistic
    • Highly employable and ready to embrace professional mobility
    • Entrepreneurs with the ability to motivate
    • Prepared to assume leadership roles

    There is a separate programme for first year undergraduates and penultimate and final year applications. The first year undergraduate programme is run centrally by UCL Global Citizenship and the penultimate and final year undergraduate programme has 3 strands one each being run by UCL VSU, UCL Advances and UCL Careers.

    The UCL Careers strand of the programme is focusing on employability. This is suitable for those students who are looking to build on their employment skills. The week will offer a series of events run by both UCL Careers Consultants and graduate employers. Participants will get the chance to build on the skills they need to get through the recruitment process and secure a job whilst looking at the issues facing organisations in today’s global society.

    Taking part in this innovative course will not only enhance your employability skills but will also help to equip you with the attributes needed to work in a global environment and a provide you with a greater understanding of what being a global citizen entails.

    UCL Global Citizenship ProgrammeRegistration for the Employability Summer School is open and places are filling up fast. Register through you ‘My Careers Service’ account and leave a £20 deposit to secure your place. Don’t miss out!

    *Registration for the Focus on Management course is also open. Register through ‘My Careers Service

    UCL Talent Bank – introducing you to employers

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 17 March 2014

    Getting your foot on the career ladder can seem daunting, UCL Careers has a new fast tracking service to help connect UCL students and graduates to a broad range of employers.


    UCL Talent Bank Pencils

    “UCL Talent Bank is a quick and easy way to find fantastic opportunities with SMEs. As a recent graduate I found many relevant, interesting opportunities and first one I applied for, I got! The job I have now has fast tracked my career and I’ve even started a professional qualification.” – Sarah, BSc Economics, 2011.

    UCL Talent Bank will actively source opportunities and present your CV to employers. To ensure you are automatically considered for these roles, sign up including the UCL department you are studying at: www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/talentbank

    Book a place on the Banking, Finance & Economics Sector: Employer Fair and one-to-one sessions for PhDs and Researchers

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 10 March 2014

    The aim of this event is to help PhD and other research students with their career planning by providing an opportunity to meet employers from the Financial Services & Economics sector.

    When: Tuesday 25th March – 11:00am to 1:00pm for fair, 2:00pm to 5:00pm for one-to-one sessions

    Venue: Wilkins Old Refectory

    The event will begin with an intimate fair which will have a few select organisations. Many of the employers present will be PhD holders themselves. The fair will be followed by one-to-one sessions that will allow you to discuss any questions you might have in further detail with a specific employer on a one on one basis.

    Companies attending:

    • Bank of England
    • Barclays
    • Charles River Associates
    • Deloitte
    • Ernst & Young
    • Fidelity Worldwide Investment
    • Goldman Sachs
    • KPMG
    • NERA
    • Oxera
    • PwC

    In order to allow you to get as much as possible out of this event, please research the organisations thoroughly. Please see the Graduate School website for further information about the organisations and representatives who have PhDs as well as how you can book a one on one appointment with an employer: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2361

    PhD students can book a place via the following link : http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2361

    Research Staff can book a place via the following link : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events/signupform/

    Apply now to Focus on Management 2014

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 6 March 2014

    Back for another year, UCL Careers’ flagship event Focus on Management is open for applications. Taking place from Tuesday 10th – Thursday 12th June at a central London location.

    • Want to develop the vital skills you need to stand out in the workplace?
    • Need to get your commercial awareness to employer standards?
    • Want to improve your understanding of management?

    Then Focus on Management 2014 is the course for you.

    This year the course is being sponsored by ICAEW, a world leading professional membership organisation for the accounting, financial and business world. Get your applications in by Thursday 27th March 2014.

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    What will I do during Focus on Management?

    Focus on Management is a 3 day course packed full of activities which will give you an interactive and rewarding immersion into the world of business. Your team-working, problem solving and presentation skills will be put to the test as you work in small groups to crack a range of business challenges.

    • Day 1 focuses on management essentials and the skills you need to stand out in the workplace, with real-world insight provided by small and medium sized companies (SMEs).
    • Over Days 2 and 3 you work in teams, facilitated by a team manager, on business case studies from four major graduate employers. The team managers, from a variety of organisations, will trial different managerial styles over the two days giving you the chance to observe what is most effective.

    You will get ample opportunities across the three days to meet and learn from different companies involved in delivering the course. Last year included contributions from Barclays, Sainsbury’s, Capco, Civil Service, Accenture, Cancer Research, Deloitte and Getty Images.

    See what last year’s students said about the course:

    How do I apply?

    For further information and to apply for a place, click http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/students/skills/focus. The deadline is Thursday 27th March 2014 11:59pm. We can only accept applications online; if a disability means you need the form in a different format please contact UCL Careers (careers@ucl.ac.uk).

    Demand for this course is high and we receive many more applications than there are places, so take care when completing the form.

    You may have heard about the Employability Summer School which has a date crossover with Focus on Management. Don’t worry if you want to do both! They are designed to allow you do just that – so apply to each one and we’ll take care of the rest!