Friday 23 January 2015

This evening the School’s Careers Department and the Old Abingdonian Club jointly hosted a Sixth Form Careers Evening. More than 20 OAs, most at early- and mid-career stages, were on hand to lead small group discussions with some 65 Sixth Form students who had chosen in advance which discussion topics they wished to attend. Many OAs discussed with students their specific career, while others shared their views on preparing for the job market after university and on longer-term career management strategies.

After the discussion sessions, all moved to the Dining Hall for a networking buffet supper, during which OAs hosted tables so that students could continue discussions from the earlier sessions. After dinner, Professor Mike Stevens (OA 1968) shared observations he and his co-chairs, Christopher Clayton (OA 1973) and Ken Welby (OA 1984), had made sitting in on discussions.

Thanks go to the following OAs for giving their time to support this event:

  • Art and Architecture (Fearghus Raftery 2008)
  • Business (Dan Knowles 1988, Paul Green 1983)
  • Banking (Jack Wearne 1998)
  • Engineering (Chris Smith 1995)
  • Entrepreneurship/SMEs (Phil Cooper 1994)
  • Finance (Ahilan Rabindran 2001)
  • Information Technology (James Emmett 1987)
  • Law (Jonathan Lipman 1986)
  • Management Consulting (Andy Lyon 1991)
  • Media (Andrew Rowe 2003)
  • Medicine (Tom Pollard 1994)
  • Military (Richard Craig 1991)
  • Politics (Christian Davies 2005)
  • Science (Jonathan Day 1997, Adrian Champion 2003, Tom Scrase 2006)
  • Work Readiness (Ben Prior OA 2003)
  • Opportunistic Careers (Alex Hutchinson 2001, Tomm Adams 2002)
  • The Portfolio Career (Rob Dalby OA 1991)

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