Alumni who graduated more than 3 years ago are welcome to use some of the services offered to existing students and recent alumni, such as the Careers Service Information Room and reference library. Generally we do not offer individual help to alumni who have worked for more than 3 years. This is mainly because the service is resourced to assist new or recent graduates of Imperial College rather than those who are more advanced in their career path.
See below what help and assistance is available.
If you are an alumnus of the Imperial College Business School, please contact the Career and Professional Dvelopment Service for information about their provision to alumni.
Exploring your options
If you are unsure what you want to do or are thinking of changing your career, Career Planner is interactive careers guidance software from Graduate Prospects and can help you think through the skills you really want to use in a career and then draw up a shortlist of possible career options, you can also research Occupational Profiles covering over 400 graduate level jobs.
Access to information
The Careers Service remains open during vacations, so you can continue to use the services all year round. We tend to be very busy seeing students in the autumn and spring terms so we encourage alumni to use the Careers Service in vacations and the summer term. The Information Room is open from 10:00 to 17:15 from Monday to Friday.
Graduate Prospects: advice for graduates.
Graduates in the London area may wish to contact C2: a pay-as-you-go service operated by the University of London Careers Group, offering booked appointments, telephone advice and related services which is open at evenings and weekends.
The application process
Our 'application process' pages give expert advice on CVs, Covering Letters, Interviews, Assessment Centres, and Psychometric and Personality Tests.
Many employers welcome applications from experienced graduates. Check the employer websites for details of their procedures. Recruitment Agencies and Recruitment Consultants or Headhunters can be helpful in your job search. Look at the local Yellow Pages or search them online at Yell.com to find smaller employers in a particular location.
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation is the professional body representing the private recruitment industry in the UK, and has a geographically searchable database of recruitment consultancies in the UK.
Networking is often a useful tool in developing your career. Many jobs are not advertised so networking can put you in touch with this hidden job market. Finding a contact with knowledge about an industry, company or job can save valuable time and increase your understanding of the post that you are applying for.
Alumni associations are a great way to meet new people and provide their members with plenty of opportunities for networking. Imperial has alumni associations all over the world who will be pleased to welcome you.
You can also network online using the Alumni Office’s Professional Networking Directory. The Directory allows you to search for, and contact, fellow Imperial alumni who have volunteered to provide professional advice based on their own personal experience. Sign up for Imperial Alumni access.
If you have any questions about alumni associations or the Professional Networking Directory, please contact the Alumni Office directly.
Some employers target Imperial for experienced Alumni, with several years working experience. Search for vacancies advertised for experienced alumni.