UCL (University College London)
Please comment on the support you’ve had from the careers services, the type of employers that present and recruit on campus, the effectiveness of the alumni network, as well as fairs and on-campus recruitment activity.
"Excellent careers service and UCL job fairs are first class."
"The careers service is excellent and very efficient. They provide one-to-one appointments, practice interviews, CV and cover letter checks. They also organise lots of talks about job hunting and applications. We have a lot of careers fairs happening on campus, and top companies are coming to talk to us about their work and recruitment."
"I've had a mock interview and interview help with the careers service. The alumni evening was helpful and brought in graduates from the department with different careers to discuss their paths."
"The careers service is not as good as it could be. They don't have great bonds with companies. For example, some unis have mechanical engineering companies present at all times. UCL does not."
"UCL's careers service makes regular appointments for CV checking and for mock interviews. They are willing to help you with questions about employability and prepare for the job you dream of."
"Lots of presentations on CVs and assessment centres. We have specific careers days for chemical engineering and visits from industry professionals."
"Lots of things to go to but, if you want it, you have to apply etc. They send you many emails telling you about loads of different opportunities. Also, being in London means you can attend firms' events."
"Many employers come to campus. The careers service has fairs at the beginning of term, such as the banking and finance fair, law fair etc and these are well attended. The employers also work with societies and have many events on and off campus."
"There are a lot of talks and our department offers one-to-one appointments regarding career questions."
"Careers service is excellent and the careers team are friendly and helpful. My course (mechanical engineering) is especially good for holding careers talks to give us guidance on getting an internship, writing CVs, preparing for interviews etc."