Speed Networking event at Cartmel Priory School
I joined other ambassadors for a Speed Networking event at Cartmel Priory School last week. The task was for year 10 students in small groups to interview each of us on turn, to find out as much as they could in 10 minutes about our current jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and towards the end of the lesson, present a summary back to the class and ourselves. The idea of this highly interactive session was to enable students to find out about the variety of career paths and jobs we actually work in, and that might be open to them, whilst also helping to build their team working and communication skills.
All the students I met were enthusiastic for the task and very attentive right through the morning, which went by in a flash. There were some very good questions, not just about work but also about outside interests, leading to discussions on work / life balance and I think opening their eyes to great possibilities in STEM careers.
If you get the chance to do this event you will find it is lively, rewarding, and an interesting relfection on your career so far.