Kent students who are currently taking part in Success Accelerator, an alumni mentoring scheme for first year undergraduates looking to enter a City career, had a fantastic opportunity to network with city professionals during a networking event in London.
Students from the School of Economics, Law and Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Statistics, took part in a how-to-network session, delivered by the Careers and Employability Service and Jayne Instone from Kent Law School. Here they received tips on how to network, as well as opportunities to practice their elevator pitches and initiate conversations. This was a great chance for the mentees to overcome any worries in networking, before heading over to a networking event at Radical Company.
The students connected with mentors on the programme, along with other business professionals, keen to share their advice and expertise. This included partaking in some ice breaker exercises, which enabled the students to meet with professionals from a range of career backgrounds, including those within Fund Management, Financial Analytics and Actuarial Consultancy. This was a great opportunity for the students to generate professional contacts and build their confidence when networking. We would like to thank the Kent Opportunity Fund for contributing towards the funding of this programme, and enabling us to host incredibly valuable events such as this.
We look forward to seeing what activities our mentees will be involved in over the summer and autumn term!