Careers in Computer Science
Our graduates are particularly valued as a result of the Department's international status, strong reputation for leading research, numerous links with industry and an ideal location close to the City of London. Leavers go on to secure careers in a wide variety of organisations; with global IT consultancies, as IT analysts with City banks, as IT specialists within manufacturing industries, or starting up their own companies.
Graduate Careers in Computer Science
Our 2013/14 graduates go have gone on to work for companies including:
- Credit Suisse
- Goldman Sachs
- Morgan Stanley
Our Graduates also continue their research with an MSc or PhD at UCL or other institutions including:
- Kings College London
- London School of Economics
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
"I was given the chance to apply for Cisco’s Silicon Valley Internship Programme, and its been an amazing experience. I’m working on a small machine learning startup to build a predictive analytics platform for outcome-based healthcare. The work is challenging and interesting, it's a great opportunity to experience life in Silicon Valley, I'd recommend it to anyone.
Nicholas Dingwall, MSc Machine Learning
Other useful information about careers:
Prism HR brings together students, university departments and employers to manage job postings for student and graduate opportunities. Students can complete a profile and upload a CV, and employers will see this when students submit applications. There is also a function to search for interesting opportunities. once accepted online, students will be able to see opportunities that are recommended to them. Students can sign up now.
Faculty of Engineering Careers Service
UCL Engineering employs three dedicated members of staff to help you with this. They organise careers events, build relationships with employers, and offer CV and interview advice specifically tailored for students in Engineering. Register with the Engineering Careers and Events page on Moodle to see opportunities as they come up. See here for UCL Engineering's Careers Pages.
UCL Talent Bank
UCL Engineering has a new Jobs and Opportunities service called UCL Talent Bank. We actively source internships and other employment opportunities and present CVs to employers. We have dedicated staff looking for opportunities relevant for you. To ensure that you are automatically considered for these roles, complete your registration including your UCL department here at UCL's Talent Bank sign up.
UCL Careers is part of The Careers Group, at the University of London. They provide a comprehensive ranging of careers information and guidance, in addition to running events for current UCL students, staff and GradClub members. From one-to-one coaching to employer fairs, they are here to support you at all stages of your career journey during and after your time at UCL. They are based on 4th Floor of Student Central (ULU), on Malet Street. See here for UCL's Careers Service Fresher's Week Presentation - including details of upcoming Employment Fairs.
How can I find a job or internship?
We engage with industry to provide employment opportunities for all students ranging from fulltime graduate positions with global companies to summer internships at a start up. See uptodate opportunities on our jobs index here.
Other key jobs listings include:
- Univsersity of London Careers Group online job listings
- Inside Careers graduate vacancy search
- TARGETjobs graduate vacancy search
- Jobtop IT graduate vacancy search
There are also Departmental and UCL wide job listings:
- Departmental Research Internships
- Departmental Vacancies
- Job opportunities within UCL
- UCL Advances Student Internship Programme
The department has its own LinkedIn group where you can get involved in careers discussions with potential employers and the department's alumni. We encourage students to join and update their CV.