Speed Networking: Materials Science & Engineering

24th February 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.

Materials Science & Engineering Speed Networking

Materials Science & Engineering Speed Networking

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.


36 students and 9 alumni attended. Students found out more about their options post-graduation and gained valuable experience of networking in a friendly environment.

Students said:

“Thank you for your honest and insightful opinions.”

“Hearing about alumni’s experiences was both useful and interesting.”

100% of students said that speaking to alumni was helpful

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

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

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