Imperial Careers Service

Dedicated support for every step of your journey with us

Our graduates are among the brightest and the best and are highly valued by our corporate partners.

The insights, experience and connections you gain on our programmes will have a transformative effect on your career.

Careers services

Imperial College Business School Careers provides world-class support, advice and guidance that is tailored to your own individual career aspirations and is an integral part of your time at Imperial. A number of personalised services are provided before you start and throughout your time at the Business School to support you in securing a successful role in your chosen area.

You will begin your journey with Careers before you start the programme, with access to a wide suite of online career modules. These modules will help you develop your career strategy, understand how to effectively market yourself and ultimately find a career that is perfect for you. Hints and tips from recruiters and current students will help maximise your chance of finding your ideal job.

The Career Development pre- study module accelerates your career development and ensures you are ready to start working with Careers as soon as you step foot on campus.

When you start on campus in September, you will begin the Career Development module which allows you to explore the strategy consulting and financial sectors and their recruitment markets. The module includes practical careers sessions, providing you with the necessary skills to successfully complete your graduate job applications.

Throughout the year you will have access to our team of expert Careers Consultants, who will support your career development and help you find your dream job. A range of one-to-one appointments are available offering the following services:

  • Career planning to identify your skills and strengths and refine your career strategy
  • Reviewing your CV and cover letters to ensure you are presenting yourself in the best possible way
  • Practising your ‘pitch’ or improving your LinkedIn profile
  • Mock interviewing to gain specific feedback on your interview technique
  • Case study or case interview practice sessions using example questions that will be used by the employer
  • Technical interview preparation
  • Guidance on how to negotiate job offers

Our Employer Relations team is responsible for building and developing sustainable relationships with top employers that our students aspire to work for. We connect you to employers through a variety of bespoke activities including guest lectures, industry-specific careers fairs, recruitment presentations and networking events.

If you have aspirations to work in a specific sector, Imperial College Business School Careers organise a range of industry-focused activities, to provide you with deeper knowledge and sector relevant commercial awareness to give you an edge in your interview. These include:

  • In Focus’ events which offer intense, practical insights into Consulting and Finance, delivered by industry experts from top firms

  • One-to-one consultations with industry experts

  • Drop-in sessions for job applications to be reviewed or to ask specific questions about your chosen sector

  • Group sessions to review current business news to build your confidence in presenting commercial awareness in interview situations

You will have access to a wealth of excellent career e-resources to help you with initial career ideas all the way through to negotiating a job offer. These include insightful industry guides and company information, access to industry experts for informational interviewing, and guidance on pay negotiation. For those considering a career in Finance, you will also have access to Wall Street Prep, which will enable you to improve your advanced Excel and financial modelling skills.

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"I took the opportunity to use the services from Careers. I wanted to make sure my cover letter was well written and ready to be sent out. My career consultant gave me great advice on how to tailor it to resonate better with employers."
MSc International Management 2021
Naomi O’Donnell MSc International Management 2020-21, student at Imperial College Business School