Career Development

The School is dedicated to supporting the career and personal development of its students and graduates.

Students are provided with guidance and support in their career development from the Careers Service of the University of London.

Careers Service

The School is served by the Careers Service of the University of London Careers Group, the largest graduate careers service in the UK. The Careers Service offers expertise and experience in working with students and graduates of all ages and at all stages of career development. They offer help to any School postgraduate student interested in developing their careers, either within their current field of work or in something completely new.

Services include:

  • Drop-in advice service
  • Early evening advisory service
  • In-depth career discussions
  • Practice interview preparation
  • Careers library
  • Part-time jobs, internships and graduate schemes

They also offer personality assessment workshops, specialist workshops for Master's students, employer presentations, computer-based career guidance programmes as well as invaluable information on course funding.

Careers Group website

Careers Workshops for SAS Students

Each year during the spring term we run a number of career-focused events for School students. Some workshops are geared towards all students, and some are specifically focused on research (PGR), or taught (PGT) students. The workshops cover a number of areas and are designed to provide you with the information and support you need.

Session Title

Description

Target group:

What next after your PhD/Masters

This session will help you think about what you might do after you finish your Masters or PhD.  Whether you are thinking about doing a PhD, starting a career in academia or following a non-academic career path.  This session will get started with this decision making process.

PGT & PGR

Writing great CVs and Job Applications (Non Academic)

In this session, we will look at how to write a professional CV and cover letter for non-academic roles as well as get top tips for application forms.

PGT & PGR

Writing a successful PhD application

In this session, we will look at how to make an effective application for a PhD studentship.

PGT

Getting a post-doc; writing academic CVs and Applications

In this session, we will look at how to write an academic CV and get top tips for academic application forms.

PGR

Performing well in a professional job Interview

In this session, we will look at how to be prepared to face job interviews for non-academic posts. You will learn how to prepare and have the opportunity to practice typical questions.

PGT & PGR

Performing well in an academic job Interview

In this session, we will look at how to be prepared to face job interviews for academic posts including post-doctoral contracts. You will learn how to prepare and have the opportunity to practice typical questions.

PGR

Finding and applying for part-time work

In this session, we will look at how to find and apply for part-time work during your studies.

PGT & PGR

If you would like more information or to book a place on any of these workshops, please email us at sas.registry@sas.ac.uk

 

Meeting with a Careers Consultant

As a student of the School of Advanced Study, you can arrange a 1:1 meeting with our careers consultant, Abi Gatson. 

One-to-one careers advise can help you plan your next steps and give you support and advice to achieve your career goals, whatever they might be.  All careers sessions can be offered face-to-face, via email or phone.

To book a 1:1 session please email Abi at educationconsultancy@careers.lon.ac.uk

 

Graduate Destinations

Graduates have gone on to work in a range of successful careers in many different countries. Some continue to further study at PhD level and many of these will go on to become researchers and academics, while others work in national and local government, the media, non-governmental organisations, law firms, financial institutions, publishing houses, inter-governmental agencies, the heritage and culture industry and many more.

View individual degree pages for relevant information on where our graduates have gone on to work after graduating from the School.

 

Online Careers Resources

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