Business and Law students have gained 'invaluable careers advice' from recent graduates of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).
The faculty's careers team organised a networking session in Trinity Chapel, inviting successful alumni back to campus to share their experiences with final-year students.
Taking part in round table discussions, the students could ask anything they wanted about placements, interviews, jobs and more, with the DMU graduates 'pleased to give something back'.
Sumayyah Yusuf, who studies Law, said: "I believe networking is a great skill to have, as you meet various people from different backgrounds and you get to learn a lot from each other and their experiences, too.
"I benefited a lot by attending this event, as I managed to meet lawyers who gave me invaluable advice as well as former business students who gave me tips and possible alternative career ideas."
This isn't the first time Sumayyah has taken advantage of the help and opportunities offered through the #DMUworks careers programme. After attending the annual Legal Networking and Volunteering event in the Hugh Aston building, she was selected to participate in the Business Exchange Network, organised by solicitors Bray & Bray.
"I am so grateful for these opportunities. Thank you careers team," she said.
Law graduate and now solicitor with Wright Hassall LLP, Myles Bennett, was among the alumni sharing his experiences.
"It was a pleasure to attend and I have had lots of questions from students following the event, which is great for both," he said. "I'm glad I can give something back."
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Joining him was Economics graduate Ryan Clarke, an analyst with PA Consulting, who spoke to Business Management and Economics student Hamza Zaheer ahead of his final interview with the company.
Hamza, who has since secured a role as a people and talent consultant at the innovation and transformation consultancy, said: "I managed to gain an insight about what to expect at the interview from Ryan, who was a part of the PA Consulting graduate intake last year."
Career development manager Susan Rees co-organised the event with colleagues Rebecca Barnes and Ann Baughan. She added: “It is very beneficial for our students to talk to recent DMU graduates who are now successfully forging a career.
“The alumni really enjoyed the evening and our students increased their knowledge and confidence. We will certainly repeat the event and probably open it up to other year groups.”
Posted on Wednesday 29th May 2019