Alumni event sees former students share their employability experiences
14 March 2018
The School of Mathematics welcomed back former students last week (Tuesday 6 March), to its first Alumni Employability event.
Held at the University’s Wills Memorial Building, the event offered current students the opportunity to meet with School of Mathematics alumni, and to hear first-hand about their exciting careers since graduating.
Former students from a range of industries, including data science, banking, retail and teaching, attended the event and gave presentations throughout the evening. Each shared their own experiences and offered advice to current students.
Dr Roman Schubert, Lecturer, Senior Tutor, and part of the organising committee said:"It was great to see so many former students, some of whom I remembered personally, and to hear about their careers and the advice they had for our current students."
Two key pieces of advice which all alumni agreed on, was that current students should make the most of any work experience opportunities. They also advised that students should keep an open mind when searching for potential jobs, as they themselves found that there were many more job opportunities for mathematics students then they had first imagined.
Event organiser and Student Administrator Anna Coates commented: “The event formed part of the newly introduced Maths Employability Series, which aims to encourage students to be proactive to become more employable. The event was a great success and we hope to hold more events of this kind in the future.”