Here in STS, careers thinking is at the core of our degree programmes. Every tutor has something important to say about careers, we have our “flexible futures” agenda underpinning the degrees, and we make big use of the resources offered by services across all of UCL. In short, we work hard at career development and we work with the pros. Students are keen to connect their studies with possible jobs, and they’re keen to build up portfolios that help them stand out in a crowd when it comes to job hunting.
Catherine has massive experience listening to students talk about how they see the future. She knows how to help people see the possibilities ahead, then start deciding on what needs to be done to reach those goals. She’s been doing this for many years, both at UCL and elsewhere. And in lots of different types of environments.
Catherine has professional degrees from several parts of the University of London. She also has been a professional coach who helps people write, present, and communicate more effectively.
And here’s a top networking tip! When you meet Catherine, ask her about Toastmasters International. What is it, and how might it help you build key skills for the future.
This episode is part 1 of our conversation. When we start talking careers, there’s always a lot to say. You’ll see. We’ll have part 2 of our conversation in the future.
For more about careers information related to STS:
In the interview, we discussed other resources offered by UCL, for example:
- Volunteering Service through Students’ Union UCL
- The Culture Map: Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures by Erin Meyer
- The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently by Richard E. Nisbett
- Catherine Casale,
UCL Careers Service
- Professor Joe Cain,
UCL Professor in History and Philosophy of Biology
- “Rollin At 5,” by Kevin MacLeod
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Editing and post-production by Professor Joe Cain.
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