Careers Day inspires students to set their future goals high
A fantastic Higher Education and Careers Day encouraged lower sixth students to think about their next step when they leave the Sixth Form next year.
Organised by our Careers staff in The CUBE, the event brought more than 80 representatives from universities, employers, and apprenticeship providers together to give advice and information about the range of opportunities available.
Guest speakers delivered motivational presentations on everything from applying for Medicine, studying in the USA and routes into teaching, to careers in STEM, Fashion, TV, Digital Marketing, Politics, Nursing, Finance, Law, Engineering, the Civil Service and the NHS, to name a few.
Former students came back to College to inspire others with their own success stories, including Konyin Aromolaran who is now a qualified GP, and Seun Ogundele who is working for Cambridge University doing Stem Cell Research.
Students were also able to attend workshops on creating a CV, interview skills, student finance, volunteering, how to choose a university course and writing a personal statement.
The event received a huge thumbs-up from students who said it had opened their eyes to what the future could hold. One said: “I found out that there are a wide range of apprenticeships on offer I didn’t know about and the talk on choosing a course gave me a really good insight into universities I had not considered.”
Employers and university representatives were very impressed with our students saying they were a credit to the College and the event was one of the best they had attended.
High achieving pupils from Havering secondary schools were invited to look around the Careers Fair and then attend a presentation by Maria McElroy, from Cambridge University, who spoke to them about applying to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities and what to expect at interviews.
CUBE Manager Nikki Phelps said: “Hopefully our students will benefit from the day by being inspired to work hard and achieve the grades they need in order to pursue their career goals.”
Discover what some of our students go on to achieve once they leave us on our Where Are They Now? page