Your research degree may be already supporting your career development if you have started at the College after a period of time working in industry, education or another related sector. Or you may be starting research degree to gain more specialist knowledge and experience for a particular career path. During your study, you will have access to many opportunities to develop your skills, whether that is research, interpersonal, professional and more.

The College Careers Service is one of the support services available to all students, at whatever level they are studying. Based on level 5 of the Sherfield Building on the South Kensington Campus, the service provides advice on finding job opportunities and writing applications.

They also provide a wide selection of resources such as:

  • Careers libraries
  • Case studies
  • Publications
  • Guides on CVs, interviews and networking

You don’t have to be based at the South Kensington Campus to get advice or access to this material, as much of it is online. You may find that their tailored publications, such as the Guide to Career Planning, could inspire you to start exploring your options. To help find out about potential employers and employment sectors, you can search through a variety of specialist tools.

The team also organise careers fairs all year round, with a PhD careers fair held annually, and maintain strong links with many employers. You should also have access to a member of staff in your department who can provide advice on careers, and there are specialist consultants in the Careers Service with whom you can book appointments either in your department or at the team’s main office.