Posted on 13/03/2014
Royal Holloway Careers Service recently welcomed back on campus 30 marketing and creative industry alumni to inspire and inform students. The speakers brought home just how much Royal Holloway students have gone on to achieve after graduating.
David Gold, Director of Public Affairs at Royal Mail Group plc (BA Modern History, Economic History & Politics) gave students an insight into managing business relationships at the very highest levels. Georgia Mannering, (current English student who has just had her second book published) explained how she manages to balance writing with her studies. Kate Maddigan, Entertainment Commissioner, ITV (BA, Media Arts) spoke candidly about what it’s like to work on some of the UK’s most high profile television programmes. After the speeches, alumni networked one-to-one with students, providing tips, opportunities and encouragement.
One student commented in feedback, “I had never realised just how proactive you need to be to get a job in the creative industries,though the event provided me with lots of ideas for how to get started!”
The events were part of two ‘careers weeks’, one on Marketing, PR & Event Management and the other on Creative & Media careers. The careers service runs six careers weeks over the Autumn and Spring terms.
As well as providing inspiration, a range of practical workshops helped students to develop their job hunting skills in their chosen industries. During the two weeks the careers service Facebook and Twitter featured helpful resources and news around graduate careers in the industries.Many of the events were “live blogged” so as to provide a permanent resource for students to access whenever they need.
You can view the events by following the links:
298 students from across 14 academic departments attended at least one event. 99% of students said that they would recommend the events to their friends.