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Focus on Management 2016 is now open – APPLY NOW!

Weronika ZBenning14 March 2016

Taking place from Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd June 2016, this year’s Focus on Management course is now accepting applications.

If you want to…
> Tackle a variety of real life business challenges through case studies?
> Gain commercial awareness from some of the top graduate employers?
> Develop skills to stand out in the workplace?
> Meet with this year’s sponsor, GSK?
> Grow a network of contacts across UCL students, graduates and employers to help you Find your Future?

… then Focus on Management 2016 is the course for you!

Focus on Management is a three-day course packed full of activities that will offer 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.

On day one, you’ll focus on management essentials and the skills you need to stand out in the workplace. On days two & three, you will 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, trial different managerial styles over the two days giving you the chance to experience what is most effective.

This year GSK, a leading global healthcare company, is again sponsoring and contributing to the course. GSK actively recruit talented UCL students from all disciplines to help their business develop and market innovative products across pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare.

But don’t just take our word for it – see what last year’s students said: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmCZXkRLHnE

You will get plenty of opportunities across the three days to meet and learn from different companies. Last year included contributions from ICAEW, GSK, Civil Service and KPMG.

 For further information and to apply for a place, click http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events/focus. The deadline is 3rd April 2016 at 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.

Focus on Management 2015 – APPLY NOW!

ManpreetDhesi17 March 2015

Do you….

> Want to develop the vital skills you need to stand out in the workplace?

> Want to learn how to handle a case study and gain commercial awareness?

> Want to improve your understanding of management?

 

Apply for UCL Careers’ Focus on Management 2015 course!

 

This year GSK ,a leading global healthcare company, is sponsoring and contributing to the course. GSK actively recruit talented UCL students to help their business develop innovative products across pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare. Get your applications in by Wednesday 8th April 2015.

 

What will I do during Focus on Management?

Focus on Management is a 3 day course (10th – 12th June) 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 prepares you for the upcoming employer-led cases studies by focusing on management essentials, team work and skills you need to stand out in the workplace

 

  • 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 plenty of opportunities across the three days to meet and learn from different companies. Last year included contributions from P&G, Capco, Civil Service, PwC, Wellcome Trust, ICAEW and WaterAid.

 

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/events/focus. The deadline is Wednesday 8th April 2015 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.

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

ManpreetDhesi28 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.