10 Tips to Break into Consulting at Uni

With its fast-paced learning environment and its consultants cracking some of industry’s biggest challenges, it’s clear why consulting is a popular career destination amongst university students. However, it’s also notoriously hard to get into and competition is fierce. This week, an incoming first-year on my UCL undergraduate degree reached out to me via LinkedIn to ask: Can you give me some tips to get into … Continue reading 10 Tips to Break into Consulting at Uni

25 Questions to Ask your Interviewer

No matter what your interview is for, there is only one question that I can nearly guarantee your interviewer will ask you: “So, do you have any questions for us?” Nearly all interviews will end with an opportunity to ask your potential employer a question or two. It’s a great opportunity to learn and can also be a chance to demonstrate your interest and proactivity. … Continue reading 25 Questions to Ask your Interviewer

5 Simple Tricks to Build Rapport

If you’re based in the UK, you’re probably aware of the phenomenon that is Love Island (if not: in a matter of weeks on national TV, attractive young people go from complete strangers to proclamations of undying love). Twitter and memes aside, this got me thinking about how our social relationships are built in such a short space of time. How humans associate with each … Continue reading 5 Simple Tricks to Build Rapport

Don’t Know What Career to Choose? Try This Unusual Advice

“Could you just help me out with, you know, what to do with my life?” As a penultimate year university student, this was a genuine question my friend asked me over lunch last week. In fact, with most of my social circle nearing graduation, the theme of how to even begin choosing a career came up numerous times throughout the Christmas break. For one, I get … Continue reading Don’t Know What Career to Choose? Try This Unusual Advice

¿Qué? 6 Top Tips to Find a Summer Internship on Your Year Abroad

If you think finding an internship is tough, try doing it whilst simultaneously settling into a new country! Penultimate year students are key targets for internship schemes, and this is no different in this year’s recruitment cycle. However, students on their year abroad often miss out on key deadlines and opportunities due to juggling all the additional challenges that a new environment brings. If you’re … Continue reading ¿Qué? 6 Top Tips to Find a Summer Internship on Your Year Abroad

Why Women’s-Only Events are “Completely Unfair”

They say inspiration comes in many forms. Apparently, that also applies to the legendary student-run UCL page UCLove. If you’re not familiar with UCLove, it’s an anonymous submission platform for UCL students to submit their thoughts and questions (alongside their library crushes). I was on Facebook this morning when I came across this post (in summary, women’s only events are unfair and it would be … Continue reading Why Women’s-Only Events are “Completely Unfair”

5 Ways to Max Out Your Uni Summer

The uni summer is a phenomenon like no other. After exam period, 3 to 4 months of unadulterated free time feels just like what the doctor ordered! However, the novelty of endless, commitment-free days does manage to wear off (believe it or not…). If you’ve finished everything on Netflix, are short on cash and ideas, and are looking to get something more out of the summer… … Continue reading 5 Ways to Max Out Your Uni Summer

7 No-Sweat, Career-Building New Year’s Resolutions

Fed up of all the New Year’s #fitspo posts? (Yeah, me too). Why not give your CV a workout instead! “Getting better at the careers thing” is definitely a resolution that I’ve heard from several peers, so here are some simple new year’s actions to get you started: 1. Revamp your CV: Because honestly, how long has it been since you last had a look at … Continue reading 7 No-Sweat, Career-Building New Year’s Resolutions

5 Ways to Amaze at Insight Days

Insight days are the humble underdog of the application process. Whilst flashy internship offers might seem exciting, insight days give you an early, low-commitment opportunity to explore the diverse career paths available to you and help to shape your career decisions. Take this opportunity to grow your knowledge, experience and yourself – welcome to our beginner’s guide to insight days! What are insight days? Insight … Continue reading 5 Ways to Amaze at Insight Days

5 Essential Steps to Make Any CV Experience Excellent!

Out of all the CV worries I hear, one is the most common: lacking relevant experience. However, once these conversations develop, it becomes clear what the real issue is. It’s not lacking experience, it’s lacking the knowledge of how to frame that experience. From part-time work to sports teams, voluntary work to attending insight days, there is great potential to showcase what you’ve done and what makes … Continue reading 5 Essential Steps to Make Any CV Experience Excellent!