There was a wonderful buzz in the Stephens Room on Tuesday morning as Upper Sixth students and ten guests with a fascinating array of careers enjoyed lively conversation over breakfast. These events give our students the opportunity to develop and enhance their networking skills - skills that will be so valuable to them in their own careers. We are very grateful to the parents, grandparents and alumnae who joined us, and who gave the students insights into their careers in finance (including corporate finance, fund management and peer-to-peer lending), politics, property, technology, digital communications, historical building conservation and visual effects. Most importantly, our guests were able to share their perspectives on the skills needed to succeed in the workplace and how “squiggly” modern careers can be. “Squiggly careers” is a term Mrs Hutchinson referred to in her welcome speech and it is something many of our guests could vouch for.
Many thanks to our guests who made the event such a success: Matthew Arnold, Stéphanie Bonnet, Natashka Cheetham, Vanessa Donegan, Fraser Greenshields, Saira Johnston, Jonathan Kramer, Baroness Susan Kramer, Ellen Leslie and Tamsin Tinsley.
If any parents would like to share their skills and experience at future careers events, give their own talk to students or offer work experience opportunities, I would be delighted to hear from you.
Mrs Bodil Chambers, Head of Higher Education and Careers