Speed Networking: Forge Media

15 March 2015

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

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Alumni Involvement

Alumni spoke to students in small groups for 10 minutes
at a time before rotating to the next group of students.

Alumni discussed their own career paths and offered advice to students. The “speed networking” was followed by informal networking, allowing students more time to ask additional questions.


38 students and eight alumni attended. Students found out more about a range of careers in the media industry and gained valuable experience of networking in a friendly environment.

Students said:

“The event was incredibly beneficial and a great insight into the industry. Alumni who give up their time to help the future generation are more than inspiring, they are role models!”

“It was greatly appreciated and extremely helpful. Some of the ideas demonstrated I'd never have thought to pursue myself.”

“Thank you for your time, tonight has made my career choice ten times clearer.”

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