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Upgrade Your Future Path

Designed for current LCC students and recent graduates, ‘Upgrade Your Future Path’ offers a range of opportunities to connect with the creative industries, receive invaluable advice, and scope out your future career.

What do we offer?

The programme provides support through 3 key activities:

Industry Mentoring Programme (online and in-person approach)

You’ll be paired with your own industry mentor working across the design, media or screen industries before meeting up regularly over the course of 5 months to explore your career objectives and goals.

Rapid Review Sessions (online)

In this 25-minute online session, an industry advisor will review content such as your CV, website and reels while discussing questions around careers.

Speed Networking (in-person)

You’ll have the opportunity to discuss career-focused topics with industry professionals through a speed dating-style networking session, where you’ll be able to access advice while practising your networking skills.

When does Upgrade Your Future Path take place?

The programme has 2 cycles:

Autumn (Postgraduate)

  • Open to current postgraduate students and recent MA graduates of LCC.
  • November: Call for applications.
  • January - May: 1-1 Industry Mentoring Programme takes place, consisting of 5 mentoring sessions.
  • February - March: 1-1 Rapid Review sessions take place on Wednesdays
  • February - March: Speed Networking event takes place.

Summer (Undergraduate)

  • Open to current Year 3 undergraduate students and recent BA graduates of LCC.
  • April: Call for applications.
  • July - October: 1-1 Industry Mentoring Programme takes place, consisting of 5 mentoring sessions.
  • April - July: 1-1 Rapid Review sessions take place on Wednesdays.
  • April and July: Speed Networking events take place.

Am I eligible to take part?

  • Autumn programme: You must be either a current postgraduate student or recent MA graduate of LCC.
  • Summer programme: You must be either a current Year 3 undergraduate student or recent BA graduate of LCC.

Once you’ve submitted your application, we’ll be in touch via email with additional information around dates for further ‘Upgrade Your Future Path’ activities.

For further information about the programme please read the Guidelines for potential mentees.

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Contact

If you have any questions, or if you'd like to request further details on the programme, contact us: graduates@lcc.arts.ac.uk


Additionally, if you believe that there are any barriers to your participation in this opportunity, or if you have any access requirements that you wish to discuss, we’ll be happy to talk to you – simply get in touch via email on the address above.

The programme stripped away the unsettling fears and insecurities of entering the creative industries.

— Sydney Luntz MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice graduate and LCC mentee
My mentor has been absolutely fantastic! From allowing me to shadow him at work and through meetings, to offering me summer employment – I have gained invaluable professional advice and experience that I never would have imagined beforehand.

— Annie Croll MA PR graduate and LCC mentee

LCC Stories

  • Mentoring Spotlight: Lucie Chambeau x Katrina Young
    Image credit: Lucie Chambeau, MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice 2021.

    Mentoring Spotlight: Lucie Chambeau x Katrina Young

    Recent graduate Lucie Chambeau and her mentor, digital marketing and technology consultant Katrina Young, discuss their experiences of taking part in LCC's Industry Mentoring Programme.

  • Mentoring Spotlight: Preeti Buljhoo x Jonathan Paterson
    Image taken from 'Bridging the Gaps', a publication on research and public engagement in the Media School developed by students on MA Publishing at London College of Communication.

    Mentoring Spotlight: Preeti Buljhoo x Jonathan Paterson

    MA Publishing graduate Preeti Buljhoo and her mentor, editor and journalist Jonathan Paterson, discuss their experiences of taking part in LCC's Industry Mentoring Programme.

  • Mentoring Spotlight: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste x Melissa Quashie
    Examples of work from Karl-Lydie's MA portfolio. Image credit: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste.

    Mentoring Spotlight: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste x Melissa Quashie

    We chat to MA Public Relations graduate Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste and her mentor, publicity manager Melissa Quashie, about their experiences of taking part in the LCC Industry Mentoring Programme.

  • Mentoring Spotlight: Sheida Kiran x Aileen McCracken
    Image credit: Still taken from ‘Harvesting Our Tea’, 2021 - Sheida Kiran.

    Mentoring Spotlight: Sheida Kiran x Aileen McCracken

    We chat to MA Documentary Film student Sheida Kiran and her mentor, series producer Aileen McCracken, about their experiences of taking part in the LCC Industry Mentoring Programme.