We're here to help you do more than just graduate.
At Pearson College London, you'll start your career from day one, with personal and professional development an integral part of your degree. We'll give you the know-how you need to find your dream internships, and ultimately your dream job, and we'll help you develop what employers call the 12 core competencies, the skills and qualities you need to succeed in the workplace.
Best of all, we'll always be here to give you one-to-one support, advice and feedback, to help you realise your ambitions, even after you graduate.
We want you to achieve your career goals, whether you've got a dream job in mind or you simply want to explore and see what's out there. That's why you'll get individual career coaching throughout your degree, helping you develop the specific skills and experience you need for the job you want.
You'll meet your Talent Coach at your Induction Weekend and make a start on your personal career development plan, setting out your career aims and aspirations. You'll sit down with your Talent Coach regularly and they'll help you with everything from exploring job opportunities and finding work experience, to applying for graduate jobs and much more. In this way, your career development plan will grow and evolve as you do, and we'll revisit it often, together. You'll also have a company-based mentor, on hand to guide you as you develop new skills and ideas.
You'll be able to talk to a careers advisor whenever you want to, in the way that suits you best, whether face-to-face, online or over the phone. You'll also have unlimited access to our Online Careers Service, making it easy to plan you future around other commitments like work and study. We run careers workshops at our annual residentials too, giving you the chance to pick up a whole range of hints and tips from experienced career professionals. It doesn't stop after you graduate either, our careers service is open to all our students, past and present.
We know how important internships are, so all our full-time students are guaranteed at least one internship as part of their studies, subject to academic performance. Experience in the workplace is a great way to develop your employability skills, whilst getting a valuable insight into the reality of working life. It's also becoming more and more important in today's competitive graduate job market. Our students have worked in a whole range of sectors, at well-known companies including the Financial Times, Fox International Channels, Direct Line Group, and Holiday Extras.
You'll have the chance to do an internship in your first or second year, usually over the summer. We'll do everything we can to find the one that's right for you, so you can really make the most of the opportunity.
An internship will help you Improve your CV and your confidence, and you'll develop professional skills and qualities that will help you stand out and show employers you're keen and have taken the time to gain experience, as well as a degree.
Put your learning into practice
Putting theory into practice in the real world is a useful skill for your future career and will help to enhance your academic understanding.
Explore your options
If you've got a career in mind, an internship will give you a valuable insight into the industry and role you're interested in. It will also show you the skills and knowledge you'll need to be successful in your chosen field. If you're not sure what you'd like to do, it will help you discover what's out there and give you inspiration.
Build great contacts
You'll meet people who'll be useful in your future career and get support and guidance from a mentor. You're likely to work closely with them day-to-day and develop a good working relationship, so they'll be a great person to give you a reference.
Improve your prospects
Employers expect a lot of graduates these days and the expectation is you'll have practical and relevant work experience, as well as a good degree. An internship is a great way to achieve this and will give you a real foot in the door.