Our Careers Service is on hand to provide professional careers support and guidance from your very first day. Just some of the services available to help you plan for life after Imperial include:
- one-to-one sessions with a professional careers consultant
- daily skills seminars tailored to meet the different stages of the recruitment cycle
- a free CV checking service
In addition to our central service, each department has a member of staff who is responsible for providing subject-specific careers support.
Don’t worry if your career plans change as you progress through your course as our support continues throughout your time here and for up to three years after graduation.
Business School students and alumni have access to their own Careers and Professional Development Service, with tailored resources and skills sessions.
Employer events and activities
The quality of our graduates and our central London location contribute to Imperial being one of the UK universities most targeted by graduate employers.
We organise a year-round programme of employer events where you can learn more about different professions, hone your skills for interviews and assessment centres, and meet leading recruiters face to face.
Through our industry sector forums, seven annual careers fairs, and extensive programme of company presentations, you will have access to hundreds of potential employers on campus.
Employers also play an active part in our career development programme, delivering careers lectures and weekly skills workshops.
In addition, we organise drop-in recruiter-in-residence sessions throughout the year where you can meet employers on a one-to-one basis, and mock interview sessions delivered by representatives from a wide range of graduate employers.
The Careers Information Room is an excellent starting point for researching your career, with a team of information staff on hand to help you.
The Careers Service website also includes an extensive collection of resources including:
- psychometric practice tests
- downloadable careers talks
- online careers libraries
- useful tips and videos covering every aspect of the recruitment process
Career development for PhD students
PhD students have access to a tailored programme of career development activities. This includes a series of workshops and skills seminars, PhD and career sector forums, a dedicated careers fair, an alumni mentoring scheme, and activities to develop your commercial awareness.
It’s also possible to gain a bursary towards completing a four-week placement in the UK not-for-profit sector through our Charity Insights initiative.