Alumni come back to Geography to advise students at special ‘Speed Networking Event’

imageAlumni and students came together from the Department of Geography for a special Speed Networking event last week. The event aimed to provide current students with career inspiration and advice, whilst helping them gain important networking skills for their future.

Jointly organised by GeogSoc (the Geography Student Society), the event saw sixteen geography alumni working in a wide range of sectors spend 5-10 minutes talking to small groups of students. This was followed by a wine reception where they were able to continue their conversations in a friendly and supportive environment.

“Having the opportunity to speak to so many alumni and getting their advice on navigating the graduate job market and seeing the wide range of exciting jobs Sheffield Geographers are doing was inspiring. It was also great for us to get experience networking and I feel like my confidence has increased dramatically when it comes to talking to professionals. Thank you!”  Kurtis Barrow BA Geography

Alumni guests included;

Karen Wild BA Geography, 1993
Business and Finance Director, Isle Education Trust

Rebecca Isted BSc Geography, 1993
Principal Adviser– Natural Environment
Forestry Commission England

Jamie Smith BA Geography, 2010
Planning and Performance Officer
Police and Crime Commissioner

Martin Fittes BSc Geography, 1978
Education Consultant (Freelance)
Home Office

Helen Randerson BA Geography, 2015.
Graduate Trainee
Taylor Wimpey

Daniel Homer BA Geography, 2015
Data Analyst
SEAMS Ltd (RISE Sheffield Graduate Scheme)

Andy Pike BA Geography, 1993
Management Consultant
Self Employed

Gerald Peter Quinn BSc Geography, 1980
Businessman
The Vulcan Engineering Group

Simon John Lewis BA Geography, 1990
CEO, West Berkshire Brewery

Patrick John Callingham BSc Geography, 1992. MEd, 2006.
Head of Education, Endeavour

Natasha Jarvis BA Geography, 2008
Associate Producer
Daisybeck Studios

Dr Christine Suddaby
BSc Geography 1980, PhD Archaeology 1990
Senior Tax Inspector, HMRC.

Kristian Marr
BSc Geography, 2009. MSc Polar and Alpine Change, 2010.
Senior Economist, Ofgem.

Daniel Griffiths
BSc Geography, 2005
Associate Engineer, Peter Brett Associates LLP

Paul Haywood BSc Geography, 2010.
Hydraulic Modelling Engineer, ARUP

To view pictures of the event, please visit our Facebook album.

Geography Alumni can register for volunteer opportunities such as these on the Alumni volunteer webpages.

Find out more about the careers with a geography degree on the careers service webpages.