Students enjoy opportunity to network with successful alumni
On 28th April 2016, we were joined by twelve former students of the department for an evening of speed-networking. Our alumni are now working in a wide variety of careers, from local politics, charity fundraising and higher education to journalism, the Civil Service, and cyber security. Our guests spoke to small groups of students about their paths since graduation, and offered valuable insight into their chosen career.
The event was attended by 26 students, and was a great success:
- 100% said they enjoyed the event
- 100% said talking to professionals who have studied at Sheffield was helpful
- 100% said their confidence has increased in networking with professionals
- 95% felt motivated to take action regarding their career.
We asked students what they would like to say to the alumni who had attended the event:
"Thank you so much for taking your time to mentor us. It was so helpful for me."
"Thank you for your insights and advice. It was priceless. Really helpful."
"Thank you for boosting my confidence and making me see I am employable."
"For you, this may just be another event in your schedule, but for us, it is immensely helpful, so thanks!”
Many thanks to our wonderful students and alumni for a fantastic evening.