Before you start
Be at the front of the queue…….
As an Admitted Student you will have access to our online pre-sessional careers area on the Business School’s virtual learning environment – The Hub. The Admissions Team will send you a communication on how to access The hub when you become an Admitted Student, if you are not already.
The online pre-sessional careers area is the start of your career journey with us and with many Graduate Employers opening for applications even before you set foot on campus in September, it is essential you are ready to apply well before the respective deadline for an individual employer.
Working through this content will accelerate your development and ensure you are best placed to work with the Careers & Professional Development Service and be ready to make your applications.
We have broken your pre-sessional career journey down in to simple steps that require completing in this order:
Step 1 – Completion of the Foundations for Careers Success module
The aim of this module is to equip you with the tools to identify your career goals and to help you to achieve them. The module’s will help you develop your career strategy, understand how to effectively market yourself and ultimately find a career that is right for you.
Step 2 – Writing Your CV module
This module will help you to understand the key elements that form an Imperial College Business School CV such as Competencies, Impact and Presentation. You will also reflect on the importance of a CV from the recruiter’s perspective and build a first draft Imperial College Business School CV.
Step 3 – CV Enhancement Platform – VMock
As soon as you have 100% completed ‘Step 2 – Writing Your CV module’ you will receive the link to our CV Enhancement Platform. This platform which was created by VMock uses data supplied by our service along with machine learning and artificial intelligence to look at your CV and make suggestions for you to improve your CV to our Imperial College Business School benchmark.
Step 4 – Symplicity our Career Management System
Symplicity is our portal to the service – Book 1:1 appointments with a Careers Consultant, View and Book Employer Events, View Employers, Addition to the Imperial College Business School CV Book, Use of our eResources. After achieving the benchmark score on VMock you will gain access to Symplicity where you will be required to upload the Imperial College Business School CV you achieved the benchmark score with.
Step 5 – CV approval on Symplicity
Our staff will approve your Imperial College Business School CV that you uploaded to Symplicity and grant you full access to the Careers & professional Development Service offering including: Book 1:1 appointments with a Careers Consultant, View and Book Employer Events, View Employers, Included in the Imperial College Business School CV Book, Use of our eResources, Sector specific webinars, Workshops, Drop-ins.
MSc Admitted Students are required to complete all of the above steps in order before full access to our service’s 1:1 appointments, eResources and drop-ins.