Posted on 31/10/2012
Last year we saw huge interest amongst students for Careers focused events, and this year looks set to be no different. Our successful Internships & Beyond careers evening, featuring four alumni speakers and a networking reception, attracted a record crowd of over 150 students on Tuesday 9 October.
The first speaker to address the audience was Anil Taneja (BSc Management, 2012). Anil undertook internships whilst he was studying as was able to talk about maximising your time at university so that you develop your employability alongside your studies. Intikhab Akhtar (BSc Management, 2012) followed Anil, talking to the students about her placement year in industry at HP and starting out on her career with HP after graduating. Dirk Jan de Vos (BSc Financial and Business Economics, 2007) approached his presentation from the perspective of a manager recruiting students onto Cisco's graduate programme, giving students hints and tips for what to write in applications and to say in interviews. Our final speaker of the evening, Sunil Thakar (BSc Management & Economics, 2005), started on an NHS Management graduate scheme before joining Ernst & Young, so he had plenty of information and experiences to share about working in both the public and private sector, as well as more pearls of wisdom from the perspective of someone who now recruits graduates.
Check out the speaker presentations by following the link: http://mediasite.rhul.ac.uk/rhul/Viewer/?peid=bf52ac56bdf141548a523d8c0cb98cbe1d&playFrom=12000
Our next event is The Credit Crisis: Five Years On, a panel debate featuring four alumni and moderated by the Dean of the Faculty of Management & Economics, on Thursday 15 November from 6.30 pm.