Speed Networking: Civil & Structural Engineering

16th October 2014

Speed Networking events allow students to talk to alumni from a variety of industries and sectors to find out more about the career options open to them. The event also aims to boost the confidence of students and develop their networking and communication skills.

Civil & Structural Engineering speed networking

Students said:

“This event reassured me about my career plans and boosted my confidence.”

“Thank you for your time; I gained a lot of useful information.”

100% of students felt their confidence in speaking to professionals had increased

100% of students felt motivated to take action regarding their career

100% of students enjoyed the event and would recommend it to others

Alumni Involvement

Alumni spoke to students in small groups for 10 minutes at a time before rotating to the next group of studnets. Alumni discussed their own career paths and provided advice to students. The “speed networking” was followed by informal networking, allowing students more time to ask additional questions.

Results

55 students and 12 alumni attended, and students found out more about their options post-graduation and gained valuable experience of networking in a friendly environment.

“This was a fantastic event to tell students what I actually do day in day out. By talking about my job, as well as the challenges I face, it made me realise just how much I enjoy doing what I do. I feel that because the alumni were from different fields of civil engineering, it gave the students a great opportunity to find out about the different career options available to them once they graduate, which is something I would have liked to have had when at studying myself.”

Andrew Cartlidge,
MEng Civil & Structural Engineering 2011
Structural Engineer, Eastwood & Partners

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