Dedicated support for every step of your journey with us
Imperial College Business School Careers provides world-class support that is tailored to your own individual career aspirations, and is an integral part of our MSc Finance programme.
A number of personalised services are provided before you start and throughout your time at the Business School to support you in securing a job in the sector of your choice. With close links to industry and a busy calendar of events, workshops and personal development programmes, you will be prepared to enter a highly competitive recruitment market.
Employment statistics: class of 2022
employed within three months
employed in UK
employed in investment banking (of those employed within finance)
You will set up at least one initial appointment in the autumn term, alongside attending an induction presentation. Throughout the year you will have access to our team of expert career consultants, who will help you reach your goals. A range of one-to-one and small group appointments are available offering the following services:
- Career planning to identify your skills and strengths
- Application support including CV, Cover Letter and Personal Statements
- Practising your ‘pitch’ or improving your LinkedIn profile
- Mock interviewing to gain feedback on your interview technique
- Case study or case interview practice sessions
- Technical interview preparation
Guidance on how to negotiate job offers
We run a broad range of workshops each year to develop students' professional skills and improve their employability prospects. Some of these workshops include:
- Sector specific sessions
- Succeed at interview
- Job Search for Experienced Students
- Presenting with Impact
- Understanding your teamwork and leadership style with MBTI
- Managing cultural difference in the workplace
- Emotional intelligence for business
- LinkedIn Guys - accelerate your career online
- Digital bootcamp
Introduction to consulting
Workshop themes may be subject to change
As part of your programme we host notable guest lectures from leading companies to give you industry insight and a perspective into the key challenges facing the business world today.
We also host a variety of exclusive employer events, where you will find out about opportunities within their organisations and what they look for when recruiting graduates. This can range from company presentations, networking, panels, one to one sessions and workshops that offer you the chance to engage with a variety of business representatives or alumni.
During the Autumn term, a dedicated Careers Week is delivered for all MSc students (one in early October for Finance Suite students and one mid-October for Specialised and Management Suite students.) The week is a time to attend employer events, workshops, industry sessions, panel events, connect with alumni, attend career consultations and also work independently on your networking and career strategy.
Sessions are tailored to various sector interests and also cover topics relevant to all students; from those seeking internships and permanent roles to working on their own ventures.
The Business School supports a number of student-led Career Clubs, providing extensive networking opportunities with students, alumni, and other professionals.
There are clubs aligned to regions and core industry sectors, as well as clubs to promote the visibility of underrepresented groups.
Imperial College Business School has been building its international presence via Global Hubs as part of its 10-year strategy. The first Global Hub was formally launched in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region in 2020, with the European Hub launched in 2021 with plans to introduce further Hubs in the future.
Our Hubs deliver a variety of region-specific events, workshops and career development advice, along with industry-specific information, employment opportunities and networking connections.
Our extensive online resources support students seeking international opportunities. We also host workshops designed for international students wishing to work in the UK after graduation.
Once you become an admitted student, you will gain access to the Hub, the Business School’s online learning platform. Here you will find the Careers Primer which will equip you with the tools you need to identify your career goals. You must complete this to access the Careers Service. The Primer includes:
1. Foundations for career success
This online module will help you develop your career strategy and understand how to effectively market yourself.
2. Writing your CV
You will create your CV in line with the Imperial College Business School template, reflecting on the importance of a CV from a recruiter's perspective. We use a platform called VMock which uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to assess your CV and provide detailed feedback.
Through the summer, prior to starting your programme, Careers will deliver multiple webinars; these sessions aim to familiarise you with the service and how it will support you and offer insights on the graduate recruitment market. You will also be invited to webinars with the International Student Office to understand post study work options and visa requirements.
What our students say
“I have attended various workshops hosted by the Careers team such as one-to-one CV and cover letter reviews. They also host other events such as mock interviews, assessment centres and presentations which are useful for preparation and building confidence ahead of the actual final application rounds.”
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Please note all figures refer to graduates who were seeking employment and shared employment data with us.
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