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Reasons You Should Attend GCEP (the Global Citizenship Employability Programme) – Part Two

Weronika Z Benning11 April 2016

“So so SO worthwhile! I have attempted to think about careers and have attended careers events but I have learnt more on this course than anything before!”

“GCEP is a must do course for improving your chances of gaining the job you want in the future.”

2015 Global Citizenship Employability Programme attendees

Thinking about careers for many people can feel quite daunting. Often this is because they haven’t had an opportunity to learn how to manage and plan their career. Without this groundwork, choosing a career can feel like guesswork.

The Global Citizenship Employability Programme uses a series of workshops which build on each other to provide students with the skills and information that they need to take control of their graduate job search.

Stay tuned for the next Reasons You Should Attend GCEP blog posts, which will be posted over the upcoming weeks, all based on actual student feedback we received last year.  For more information on our Employability Pathway, please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-citizenship/programme/pathways/employability or our website to register.

For more information on the general Global Citizenship Programme, please see https://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-citizenship/programme.

Reasons You Should Attend GCEP (the Global Citizenship Employability Programme) – Part One

Weronika Z Benning4 April 2016

“GCEP wasn’t all about learning the tricks to land yourself a job. It helped me understand the graduate jobs market, the recruitment process and my own strengths and aspirations. It taught me a few tricks too!” – 2015 Global Citizenship Employability Programme attendee

Finding a great job is not just about knowing what the employer wants from us, and delivering that. Its also about understanding our own drives, values, strengths and motivations. After all, one person’s perfect job is another person’s mistake.

On the Global Citizenship Employability Programme we will explore the graduate recruitment market, working to understand the employer better and what they are hoping to see in the application and interview process.

Through workshops, discussions and coaching, we will also be exploring aspirations and values developing a better understanding of what working environments and roles will be likely to suit us.

Stay tuned for the next Reasons You Should Attend GCEP blog posts, which will be posted over the upcoming weeks, all based on actual student feedback we received last year.  For more information on our Employability Pathway, please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-citizenship/programme/pathways/employability or our website to register.

For more information on the general Global Citizenship Programme, please see https://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-citizenship/programme.

The Global Citizenship Employability Programme (GCEP) returns – what’s new this year?

Weronika Z Benning8 March 2016

Registration for UCL’s Global Citizenship Employability Programme is now open. This exciting two week course is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully approach employers, apply for jobs and secure your desired role. This is a unique chance to get ahead in today’s international, competitive job market.

New to the programme this year, a broad range of employers who value Global Citizenship will discuss with you what Global Citizenship means to their organisation and how these values translate into actions. From panel sessions and group discussions to one-to-one coaching with employers, you will get the chance to explore what Global Citizenship means to you, how other UCL students see the world, and which employers you may want to work for in the future.

Whether you are new to the idea of Global Citizenship or already have a strong view, join the discussion and learn how to relate these values to your future career.

Register now at My UCL Careers.

Registration now open for Global Citizenship Employability Programme 2016

Weronika Z Benning25 February 2016

On Friday 19th February UCL’s 2016  Global Citizenship Programme launched, and undergraduates and postgraduate taught students across UCL will be able to register to take part in one of the different programmes taking place from 31st May-10 June.

What is Global Citizenship?

Global Citizenship is UCL’s initiative to build students who can:

  • look beyond their individual and local interests and see the complexity of an interconnected world
  • understand the nature of the challenges that face that world
  • are aware of their social, ethical and political responsibilities
  • are ready to display leadership and work together to change the world for the better
  • are able to solve problems through innovation and entrepreneurship
  • prosper in a global jobs market that values the skills UCL provides

It’s made up of 10 different strands to choose from: 6 Grand Challenges targeted at first and second years only, and 4 more Pathways open to second years, penultimates, finalists and postgraduate taught students. The Global Citizenship Employability Programme (GCEP), run by UCL Careers, is one of these latter strands – so if you are thinking about what your future may hold beyond UCL, read on!

What will you gain on the GCE programme?

UCL Careers Global Citizenship Employability Programme is an exciting and very hands-on 2 weeks. This programme is ideal for students who are interested in having a fulfilling and rewarding career, and who want to prosper in a global jobs market. In many ways the GCE programme is an ‘employability crash course’.

Over the course of the fortnight you’ll tackle all parts of the job search: from initial self-reflection right through to every aspect of a selection process. This is a unique chance to get a real range and depth of experiences on how to proactively approach employers and effectively search and apply for your chosen roles within any industry, to make the most of UCL’s global university status.

You’ll learn about Global Citizenship from an employer’s perspective, understand how your values might coincide with those of businesses and organisations and be introduced to ways of bringing the values of Global Citizenship to life in careers ranging from global charities and NGOs to large multi-national commercial enterprises.

What else does it involve?
The two week programme involves a mix of workshops, talks, panel sessions, networking events, and personalised one-to-one coaching with employers, Careers Consultants and UCL Alumni as well as priority access to the end of year jobs fair.

Programme highlights include:

  • Taking part in interactive workshops
  • Learning how to market yourself effectively
  • Practising assessment techniques commonly used by employers
  • Discussing Global Citizenship with a wide range of employers
  • Gaining feedback from employers

What did people say last year?

Don’t just take our word for it – check out our video and hear from attendees at last year’s programme. Most of all, be sure to register and come to UCL Careers to pay your £20 deposit to secure your place!

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