What’s on this Week: International Development Week


Passionate about changing the world for the better? This week at SOAS Careers we delve into every aspect of working in International Development: a rewarding and challenging sector.

Not quite sure what your next steps after SOAS will be, but know that you want to help change the world? Don’t even worry – pop by SL57 and we can talk through it all with you.


Wed 1 Feb, 1:30 – 2:30pn, S118, Paul Webley Wing: Schwartzman Scholars: http://bit.ly/2jPdyiW

Thurs 2 Feb, 1 – 4pm, Cloisters, Paul Webley Wing: International Development Fair: http://bit.ly/2kmbC2H

See you there!

Alexis Fromageot



Something for the Weekend: Languages Week

Has been awesome to have seen so many of you get involved with Languages Week!

Enjoy your Friday afternoon with this great insight into an interview…


Got your own interview lined up? We can support you with your own Practice Interview session – where you’ll spend an hour with a Careers Consultants going through strategies to make sure you present yourself in the best possible light to an employer. Get booked in by emailing careers@soas.ac.uk or coming by SL57.

Enjoy the weekend, and see you next week for International Development Week!

Alexis Fromageot

Mindfulness and your next steps


Keen to find some inner tranquillity amidst the rush of  the Spring term? Take a look at this insightful article, in which a Buddhist monk who teaches meditation to the staff at Google offers advice for a mindful career.

We hope you’re enjoying Languages Week – get booked on to our full range of events here!

Alexis Fromageot

What’s on this Week: Languages Week


Are you enjoying SOAS’ incredible and unique language provision? This week at SOAS Careers we investigate how to factor in your language skills into your next steps.

Not sure where to even begin with thinking about what to do next, let along how languages would fit into that? Not to worry – pop by SL57 and we can talk through it all with you.

Mon 23 Jan, 5:30 – 7pm, B111, Brunei Gallery: Networking for Business Success: http://bit.ly/2iULwDP

Weds 25 Jan, 1:30 – 3pm, S118, Paul Webley Wing: Coaching for Civil Service Assessment Centres: http://bit.ly/2k7C1OS

Thurs 26 Jan, 5:30 – 7pm, G3, College Building: Career Options for Students with Language Skills: http://bit.ly/2jgNAET 

Alexis Fromageot

Something for the Weekend: Career Planning Week


Has been amazing to see you all getting involved with Career Planning week, and hear more about your exciting ideas for your next steps! Don’t worry if you’re not even at the point of planning – pop by SL57 and we can talk through where to begin.

To celebrate it being nearly the weekend and now that 2017 is getting in to full swing, take a look at the 58 New Year’s Resolutions Every Twentysomething Can Actually Stick To!


Have a great weekend and see you next week for Languages Week. Get booked on to our full range of events here!

Alexis Fromageot

Thinking about getting started with your next steps?


As we begin to settle in to 2017, now’s as good a time as any to start thinking about how to go about planning your next steps. Whether you’ve got a fully set goal in mind or are still completely open as to what the future holds, the following question and answers are designed to support you as you look to your life beyond SOAS!

I’ve not even started thinking about what I want to do next – can you still help?

Not to worry – we can definitely still help! In fact, this is often when we can best support you. Take a look at our wealth of online resources on MySOAS Student to help get the ball rolling.  The Explore your Future section is a great starting point to get you inspired. Our Careers Consultants can work with you at whatever stage you are in terms of thinking about your future plans and, and you can just call in to the Careers Service in SL57 to take a look at all the books and resources available for you.

Haven’t I missed most of the deadlines by now?

While some of this year’s recruitment deadlines have passed, there are plenty more round the corner. Many graduate recruiters will continue to recruit throughout the year, and often small to mid-sized organisations will only advertise jobs later in the year, as and when roles become available. Take a look at the Career Planning section on MySOAS Student to get a better idea about the time frames for recruitment – from internships and placements through to graduate schemes.

How many applications should I make?

This is completely down to you, though we’d suggest that you do your research and focus your efforts on a limited number of employers rather than spreading your efforts too thinly. Have a read through our advice on how to make standout applications and pop by the Careers Service to get your applications reviewed. We can help you to recognise the most effective approach for you.

How do I book an appointment?

We offer 15 minute Short Guidance appointments every afternoon, Mon-Fri, for any questions you may have about careers, further education, work experience, volunteering etc. We can also take a look over your CV, and would recommend you check our CV checklist on our website first. We have many more materials in the Service about CVs, cover letters and applications.

You can sign up for an appointment on the day only, by either calling us on 020 7898 4115 or coming in person to SL57, Lower Ground Floor, Paul Webeley Wing after we open. These slots are really popular, so we’d suggest signing up as early as you can on your chosen day.

We also have Masters Mondays appointments on a Monday between 12-1pm, and Internship Guidance appointments on a Wednesday between 2-4pm; again these are both bookable on the day.

If you are finding it difficult to book an appointment for any reason, just get in touch and we’ll do our best to make sure you get to talk to someone as soon as possible. Read more about the different types of services we offer.

What’s the quickest way for me to get some help?

Never used the Careers Service before or just not quite sure how it can all fit together to help you? We’re open from 10-5pm Monday to Thursday, 11-4pm on a Friday. A member of the Careers team is more than happy to have an initial informal chat with you, and we’re always available to suggest any key resources that could help you. You can also check out the information we have on hand for you on MySOAS Student.

I just want to focus on finishing my degree for now – can I still come by for help when I graduate?

Yes – you can continue to use our services for as long as you need to once you graduate! We’ll be at your graduation ceremony to give you the most up to date information about how to join our alumni network GradClub, which will allow you to continue booking appointments and getting access to all our resources.

Where are you based? 

We are in the Paul Webeley Wing – on the lower ground floor next to the Weston Student Hub, in room SL57.

Alexis Fromageot

What’s on this Week: Career Planning Week


This week at SOAS Careers we take a look at how to go about planning you next steps! Come and hear practical, real-life advice and examples about getting your journey started, with great advice from a wide range of people.

Don’t worry if you’re not even at the point of planning – pop by SL57 and we can talk through where to even begin.

Mon 16 Jan, 5:30 – 7pm, B111, Brunei Gallery: Lead Yourself – Developing your Strengths with Teach First: http://bit.ly/2jPFFM6

Wed 18 Jan, 1:30 – 3pm, S118, Paul Webley Wing: Simplifying Global Recruitment through Tier 5 Visas: http://bit.ly/2jo0mlF

Thurs 19 Jan, 5:30 – 7pm, G3, Main Building: Commercial Awareness with PwC: http://bit.ly/2iCP4Jl


See you there!

Alexis Fromageot