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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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    Archive for September, 2016

    Listen to employers with a PhD talk about jobs they do in the Tech Sector

    By Vivienne C Watson, on 30 September 2016

    panel discussion

    ‘Careers in Technology’ Employer Forum for PhDs and Researchers open for booking

    5:30pm – 7:30pm on 27th October 2016

    The aim of this event is to help PhD and other research students with their career planning by providing an opportunity to hear from and network with employers from the IT & Technology sector who are PhD holders themselves. The panel of speakers will give tips on how research students can use their qualifications and experiences to enter this field as well as information about their sector.

    Panel of speakers will be:

    (Speaker to be added) G-Research

    Dr Rebecca Pope – Data Scientist, IBM

    Dr Paul Loustalan – Patent Attorney, Reddie & Grose LLP

    Dr Sybil Wong – Head of Marketing and Communications, Sparrho

    Dr Simon Child – Solutions Engineer, Tessella


    To find out more and to read the speakers’ biographies please go to: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2193

    PhD students can book a place via the following link : http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2193

    Research Staff can book a place via the following link :bit.ly/2cGDJ5P

    The Career Destinations of PhD Graduates in the Life and Health Sciences

    By Sophia Donaldson, on 13 September 2016

    24117411525_7116961482_oUCL Careers has posted a new recorded seminar on UCL Media Central that looks at the career pathways of researchers in the life sciences. The information provided is based on career destination surveys of UCL PhD graduates conducted by UCL Careers with funding from the UCL Doctoral School.

    The seminar examines the range of occupations and sectors that doctoral graduates move in to, focussing on those that move beyond academic research. Also examined are some of the stated challenges of making a career transition beyond academia and how to do this successfully with advice from doctoral alumni. This is followed by practical information on how to further research your options with signposting to online PhD graduate case studies, job sector specific careers sites, relevant employers of doctoral graduates and a variety of relevant job sites.

    Access the seminar directly at: https://mediacentral.ucl.ac.uk/Play/2112

    Blog by Dr Calum Leckie

    Image taken from Tmelu