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Career choices for UCL Geographers

Alumni return to pass on their advice

Career choices for UCL Geographers

While some geographers go into banking and law, a UCL Geography Careers Event on 26 February ranged much more widely than the usual graduate schemes.

An expert panel of UCL Geography alumni returned to talk to a large gathering of current students about career choices. The session was chaired by Andy Walsh (UCL Careers Service) and the line-up of speakers included Eleanor Fryer, Rebecca Johnson, Jasbir Basi, Miriam Lugg and Sam Halvorsen. They represented those working in the environmental sector, government mapping services, the charities sector, academia and business advisory work.

Each reflected on the skills they had learnt as UCL geography students, and their relevance and importance in their current roles. They also emphasised the value of undertaking internships and volunteering, although without losing sight of the enjoyment of learning and studying university geography.

After fielding a range of questions from the audience, more informal discussions continued over a drink afterwards Feedback after the event was very positive, especially from those still uncertain of their future career path.


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