I work as a Careers Consultant in the Careers Service at Imperial College and see any students, across all departments / Faculties - from 1st Year undergrad upwards, including PhD research students and post docs, and offer longer appointments to Physics, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Dyson School of Design Engineering and Life Science students as well as to Science Communication and Media Production Masters students. I also tutor on courses for Imperial Horizons, the Graduate School and the Postdoctoral Development Centre and recently have helped design and deliver a new careers course for CDT research students. As well as writing and editing careers publications, I am qualified to Level A in Psychometric Testing, am a qualified MBTI (Myers Briggs) practitioner, possess the Diploma in Careers Guidance as well as Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
So what does a careers consultant do in their former life?!. The answer is there's no one thing. In my case - I have a degree in Modern Languages from St Catherine's College, University of Oxford. After graduating, I taught English in Italy, worked in PR for a French oil company as well as for a national arts centre and managed a programme of high-level scientific exchanges for the Royal Society. Working at Imperial to support the career development of amazing students and researchers has to be the pinnacle though so far.