Networking Success for Lower Sixth
The marquee on Wilson pitch was buzzing on Monday evening. L6th students chatted to OEs and parents during the popular annual networking event, organised by Assistant Head, Nick Russell, together with the Education Trust and OE Club Team. The event is an important part of the College's provision to help equip students with the ‘soft skills' required to make their way in the world of work.
The evening commenced with a Q&A session on the theme of Pathways to Success. It was chaired by Mr Russell, who thanked the OEs and parents for supporting the evening and then gave the audience an insight into the many benefits of belonging to the OE Club. He then questioned the panel: Laura Donnellan, née Everingham (Wh 1994-96), Heng Cheong (P 1998-00), Richard Haworth (Cr 1967-71) and current parent, Ashley Head, who all shared valuable tips on how to pursue a successful career.
Following the Q&A session, the students practised their networking skills with OEs and parents in a Work the Room event. These skills had been developed earlier in the day thanks to a presentation from Mr Steve Dunevein, current parent and business consultant. Nearly 40 OEs and parents, from a range of professions, attended the Work the Room session and they very much enjoyed meeting the enthusiastic students.
The College is very grateful to the panellists and all the OEs and parents who supported the event. As mentioned by Mr Russell on the evening, if an OE or parent has access to an attractive or unusual space in London, and is willing and able to sponsor an event, please contact Sue Croucher in the OE Club: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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