Need help deciding what to do after graduation? Confused about your options? Want to now what you could be doing know to improve your career chances later?
The St George’s Careers Team are available on campus every Thursday to talk about any aspect of your career plans, including options after graduation, CVs and applications, finding work experience and planning your professional career.
To book an appointment:
Contact the Student Centre on 0208 266 6344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The advisers can be found in the Chaplain’s office (next to the Counselling suite) on the second floor, Hunter Wing. Contact: email@example.com
University of London Careers Service
The University of London runs a ‘Specialist Institution Careers Service’ accessible by St. George’s students. Their contact details are:
4th Floor, ULU Building
London WC1E 7HY
Tel: 020 7866 3600
Fax: 020 7866 3601
Kingston University Careers and Employability
Students in the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences should access Careers and Employability at Kinston University, based across the road from the main Penrhyn Road campus. They’re open from 10am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday and their contact details are:
Careers and Employability
1st Floor, Cooper House
40-46 Surbiton Road
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2HX
Tel: 020 8547 7193
Fax: 020 8547 7883
When you first get into George’s and begin to study, completing your respective course and graduating is what most people are aiming for. However, with the exception of a select few who have known what they want to be since birth, careers advice becomes a necessity as you begin to realise that it is impossible to cover all the aspects of healthcare in one lifetime let alone within the short time you are actually at university.
As well as the Careers Service, there are also organisations that run careers fairs, so look out for notices. Otherwise try to talk to as many people as you can about their experiences and bear in mind that you cannot really get a feel for something and find out whether it suits you until you have tried it. So keep an open mind for the time being and for those of you who will go onto clinical attachments, think about it a little bit while you’re on them!
There are always a few students who wonder if they really want to study the course they are doing at all. The decision to go into it is often made with limited information and directed by the wants of parents, school etc. Unfortunately, the longer you spend devoting your life to study, the harder it is to back out if you do decide it’s not for you. Best thing is to seek good advice as soon as you recognise that you are having doubts as they may be able to allay your fears. Talk to friends, personal tutors, the careers advisor, counsellors, or the President / Vice President of the Students’ Union.