We were delighted to welcome Old Edmundians to our annual Careers Fair in January. The benefit that our students receive from events like these, supported by Old Edmundians, is truly great and can, in some instances, be life changing.
OEs made up nearly a third of our participants this year, displaying a wealth of experience in a wide range of professionals sectors. We welcomed Victoria Pipe (08-13) who showed off her talents as a Make-Up Artist along with Sarah-Jane Platt (93-98) who was delighted to make it to the Fair this year to share her experiences as an Academic Publisher. Robert Dodds (91-02) is a regular supporter of the Fair and managed to catch up with some of his old teachers whilst here. Stefi Cuffaro (08-16), a recent leaver, now firmly established as a Science Apprentice at GSK, staffed a popular table with many students recognising her and wanting to know about her progression since leaving the College. Ramsey Barreto (82-86) saw our shout out for volunteers and ended up volunteering his wife, Tracey Hughes-Barreto, who is a Life Coach – we were delighted to welcome them both. Regulars to the Fair included Piers Chipperfield (90-97) ably promoting IT Support careers, Peter Blackman (64-72) representing Media and PR with his trusty guide dog in training companion, Watson and Matthew Campbell (87-92) representing Banking and Commodity Trading.
We are very grateful to all the OEs who took time out of their busy schedules to come and support the current students at the Fair – we hope to see you again next year. The Alumni Office is always looking for ways to connect OEs in all aspects of professional sectors with the current students, to offer them professional insights that may not be generally available to the public and give them the advantage when applying for work experience or courses. If you think you might be able to join in and support please do contact Jo on firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. The wider our Careers resources, the more our students stand to benefit, so please do get in touch.