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OS Careers Networking Drinks

8 June 2017

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On Thursday 8 June, we were delighted to hold our Careers’ Networking Reception at the Landsdowne Club, Mayfair.  With election results looming, we were immensely pleased to be able to welcome over fifty Old Stoics, made up of OS mentors and recent leavers.
 
The evening began with a drinks and canapés reception where our guests became reacquainted with old friends as well as making new ones. We were regaled with memories and stories of days gone by as well as healthy exchanges of business and employment information.
 
Once everyone was settled, Anna Semler (Nugent 05) thanked everyone for attending and then introduced our guest speakers.  Paul Burgess (Cobham 89) opened the address with some excellent interview tips, followed by Dr Milla Marinova (Lyttelton 03) who spoke candidly about presenting yourself and your ideas in a positive professional manner. Additionally, Richard Davison (Grafton 65), Christopher Goodwin (Temple 72), Mark Flawn-Thomas (Grenville 72) and James Arun (Cobham 89) were able to add some helpful pointers to inspire and encourage our more recent leavers.
 
The evening allowed our recent leavers the opportunity to build their own professional network as well as take informal advice from our more established members.  As our group of Mentors and Old Stoics grow, it is more important that this evening remains a regular fixture on our events calendar. We were delighted that the evening was such a great success.

Sasha Moss 
Old Stoic Events Co-ordinator