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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/in-person)

You’ll be paired with your own industry mentor working across the design, media or screen industries. You'll receive mentoring training, attend a launch event and then, meet up regularly with your mentor over the course of 5 months to explore your career objectives and goals. Mentoring can take place in-person, or online (for those outside of London). The programme runs from January to May.

Rapid Review Sessions (online)

In these 25-minute online sessions, an industry advisor will review content such as your CV, website or reel, and discuss career and industry focused questions. These sessions take place in March and April.

Speed Networking (in-person)

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.

Who is Upgrade Your Future Path for and when does it take place?

The programme is open to:

  • Current postgraduate students  of LCC
  • Current Year 3 undergraduate students of LCC
  • 2022/23 BA and MA graduates

Key dates are:

  • January-May: Mentoring
  • February and March: Speed Networking
  • March and April: Rapid Review Sessions

Applications for the 2024 programme are now closed.

Further information

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

Contact

If you have any questions, or if you'd like to request further details on the programme, contact us: [email protected]

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

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