In March we held the second annual Careers Week at St George’s, University of London. We were delighted with the participation with over 500 views. Complete our survey for a chance to win £50 Amazon vouchers.
Careers Week 2021 – what did we do?
The theme this year was Resilience, Workplace Wellbeing and Planning your Career in a Pandemic. The programme included Q&A sessions in which alumni and students from a range of disciplines and courses shared their own careers and wellbeing insights, providing advice on how to manage your own future and job hunt successfully in these unpredictable times. There were top tips and words of encouragement for current students and those seeking work or direction as well as inspirational career stories, with common themes of perseverance, commitment, and consistent courage to find and take opportunity. The broad spectrum of careers and study routes open to SGUL graduates was showcased by alumni representing the wide range of SGUL programmes, some were most unexpected, demonstrating that studying a vocational course does not mean career choice and progression is a foregone conclusion.
The sessions were recorded and are available to watch on the St George’s YouTube channel.
Win £50 Amazon vouchers – Careers Week Feedback Survey
We would really value your feedback! We are running a competition to win 3 x £50 Amazon vouchers to thank you for your participation. By giving your feedback you will help us improve and make sure we are providing the support you and future students value. You will get the opportunity to give your own ideas and suggestions for Careers Week 2022, comment on the online experience, as well as the Careers Week programme 2021. Complete the survey (5 minutes to complete). Deadline for completion is 21 May 2021.
If you missed the Alumni Q&A sessions then do visit here. See the full list below with key themes covered. It is worth watching a range (i.e. even those outside of your own programme) as the tips and inspiration are often interchangeable between disciplines. Don’t forgot to watch and complete our survey before 21 May 2021 for your chance to win Amazon vouchers.
Careers Week recordings on YouTube Channel
The Careers Week session recordings are on YouTube.
Resilience and Adjusting to Channel Nicoletta Fossati, MBBS Alumna
Adapting to change and looking after your wellbeing Cathy Wield, MBBS Alumna
Work-life balance and managing stress Chris Redmond, Healthcare Science Alumnus
Looking after your wellbeing in a pandemic– Nirja Joshi, MBBS Alumna
Making a move into teaching, and taking a career break – Matthew Owen, Physiotherapy Alumnus
Non-traditional career pathways Francesca Humfrey, Biomedical Science Alumna
Changing career paths and moving into management– Jessica Brett, Healthcare Practice Alumna
Non-traditional routes into healthcare – Adrien Dansette, Paramedic Science Alumnus
Changing direction in your career, and working towards your goals – Shirley Forson, Physiotherapy Alumna
Postgraduate study and studying abroad – Rosie Dutt, Biomedical Science Alumna
Adapting to new ways of working and balancing work and family – Saira Alam, Therapeutic Radiography (contact email@example.com should you wish to view this interview).
Making a difference through research – tips for those considering a PhD – Jacob Wildfire, PhD