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This is always my favourite time of year at Imperial College Business School – not only do I get to work with our fantastic current students but in two weeks I start to work with Admitted Students who will be starting in September at the Business School.

This is not just my favourite time of year, it’s also my busiest (busy is good).  I’m bringing together our sector teams to ensure all our sector content is current and up to date ready for May plus I am working closely with the Head of MSc Careers and the Head of Full-Time MBA Careers to refresh the Careers Primer ready for all our Admitted Students who gain access to this invaluable online primer at the beginning of May.

I am thankful that I am also helping the Employer Relations Team and their MBA off-cycle Sector CV Books – 10 Books across 7 sectors and 3 global regions!

Working across all the teams within Business School Careers, it strikes me, how do Admitted Students find out about each team and what their core work is?  Of course, it’s in your student handbook, on the Hub and we talk about it during your Careers Induction but let me just guide you through each team and how they work with students:

Sarah Cook, Imperial College Employer Relations Director
Sarah Cook, Director of Employer Relations

Employer Relations Team

  • 6 Employer Relations Managers
  • Work with Employers to build relationships
  • Each Employer Relations Manager works within a sector
  • Organise Employer Events
  • Host on campus Careers Fairs
  • Compile and Market CV Books to Employers
  • Manage Career Clubs
  • Regional Employer Relations Managers in APAC and Continental Europe
Ceri Willmott
Dr Ceri Willmott, Director of Career Consulting

Career Consulting

  • 14 Career Consultants
  • Deliver 1:1 Appointments on CV Reviews, Applications, Case Interviews, Interview Prep etc
  • Present Career Workshops
  • Host Small Group Work sessions
  • Each Career Consultant works within a sector
James McCloskey
Dr James McCloskey, Lead Consultant

Global Skills Development

  • Workshop delivery on subjects such as Presentation Skills, Cross-cultural competence, Report Writing etc
  • 1:1 English Language support for Academic purposes
  • 1:1 Study Skills and Exam preparation consultations
  • Presentation rehearsals for assessed module assignments
  • Language checks for CV and Cover Letters
Leah Olima
Leah Olima, Operations Manager

Business School Careers Reception Team

  • Welcome team for the department
  • Career Club Administration
  • Operational support


Mark Morris
Mark Morris, Head of Careers Data & Technology

Business School Careers & Student Life -  Data & Technology Team

  • Careers Primer learner management
  • Owners of Symplicity, your Career Management portal
  • Tech support for all Careers platforms
  • eResources management (CaseCoach.com, Wall Street Prep, VMock, eGold etc)
  • Data Security compliance
  • Employment Destinations Collection and Employment Report publication
Nathaniel Ayres

So that was a very quick rundown of each team’s core business, next time I’ll be writing about the Careers Primer in more detail and be hosting Chloe Baker, Head of MSc Careers on why the Careers Primer is important and what to do after one completes it.


Nathaniel Ayres

Data & Technology Manager


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