We recently hosted a successful Careers in Healthcare Futures Evening event in school for students in Years 10-13 and parents.
Developing competence and confidence in networking is a key aspect of our Professional Experience and Insight programme at St Helen’s. Our Futures Evenings and webinars are not only sector-specific, but offer students an opportunity to get a flavour of a range of career pathways and to network with professionals working in these sectors. They are just one facet of our exciting and expanding programme of student networking opportunities.
This two-part event saw an all alumnae panel of guest speakers from a spectrum of backgrounds across the health sector discuss the power of networking. A sample of the panel included:
Students and their parents took part in the practical element – the networking part of the evening. Illuminating discussions followed and one of our panel spoke about her experience of being on the ‘front-line’ during the pandemic and how this is her proudest achievement in life.
Conversations were anchored in a career within the healthcare industry, an eclectic pathway and roles in everything from physiotherapy and front-line cancer treatment, to child psychology, orthodontics, drug development and the pharmaceutical industry were highlighted.