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graduates at Loughborough University London for mentoring event

11 Jun 2019

Alumni support recent graduates at mentoring event in London

On 6 June, eight alumni visited Loughborough University London to meet with recent graduates to offer support, advice and conduct speed-interviews.

It was organised by the Careers Network and Alumni Engagement teams, working with alumni from a variety of industries to provide real-life interview experiences for 2018 graduates.

The event opened with a panel discussion, chaired by alumna Margaret Eyres, Director of Export and Agency Finance at Commerzbank AG.

Alumni John Harrison, Managing Partner at BBH London; Alan Palmer, Vice President R&D, Unilever; and Sumeet Vermani, Global Marketing Director of Digital Marketing at WorldPay, also provided their top tips on making successful applications.

The panellists urged graduates to channel their passion, research the company and know why they want to work for them specifically and align their application to the values of the organisation.

Graduates had the opportunity to ask questions before moving onto the speed-interviewing session. They received instant feedback from the interviewers, including the panellists and four other alumni: Chris Barrass, Head of Propositions & Solution Delivery at Visa; Paul Garside, Risk Director at Barclaycard Payment Solutions; Martin Gossling, CEO of 270 Vision and Helen Rothwell, Head of Channel Engagement at Barclays.

Attendees enjoyed the day, gaining valuable interview skills and knowledge from Loughborough alumni across different sectors.