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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Sixth Form - Careers Talks

On February 12th 2014, our school was host to an impressive group of professionals. Year 12 students signed up to attend a talk in a career path they found interesting and they were really spoilt for choice.

On February 12th 2014, our school was host to an impressive group of professionals who were happy to give up their time to come and speak to our Year 12 students. Students signed up to attend a talk in a career path they found interesting, and they were really spoilt for choice. This is the selection that was open to them:

 

THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A LAWYER
Julia Randell-Khan  - Head of Global Markets Freshfields    Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Dr Kameel Khan, Judge, First and Second Tier Tax Tribunal


THINKING ABOUT THE WORLD OF FINANCE
Mr Ian Stapleton | Account Manager
CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

THINKING ABOUT PUBLISHING
Ms Lisa Dittmar Programme Manager at Bloomsbury Publishing

THINKING ABOUT THE DIGITAL WORLD of APPS
Ms Liberty Mawhood  - Graduate trainee at the Civil Service

THINKING ABOUT MEDICINE
Dr Luke Yates - researcher in Structural Biology at University of Oxford     
Dr Eimi Howse - Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Orthopaedics, Wexham Park Hospital.

THINKING ABOUT BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR
Ms Hazel Moore - Chairman and Co-founder of First Capital Corporation Ltd.

THINKING ABOUT ENGINEERING
Mr William Lunn - Business Development Director AMEY

 These talks were an occasion for students to meet professional people and hear their experiences and advice on potential career paths. They were able to find out which path through university is the best direction to get ahead in these fields and of any further opportunities to prepare themselves for the subject and the UCAS application for their degrees. Talks like these are beneficial to students to help them realise which routes are not for them; get excited for paths they hadn’t thought about and to discover the variety of careers they could follow with their degrees.


After the talks, I got feedback from all the speakers with comments about how mature and welcoming our students were. They were all impressed with how involved the students were in discussion and how well prepared they were with the research before the talks. Mr Lunn said that “I get a great deal of satisfaction from helping students with careers” which was a feeling shared by the others who agreed that it was a “great pleasure” to meet and talk with our students.


Feedback from students was equally encouraging; the ability to choose the talk they wanted to attend helped them see the bigger picture in terms of their aspirations, and because the talks were tailored to their interests they were greatly enjoyed. We look forward to organising similar sessions in the future.


Mrs M Sowa
Sixth Form UCAS and Enrichment Advisor

Please click on the link below to see the PowerPoint presentations deliverd by some of the speakers: