15th March 2018
Writing: Jas Babraha (Year 12)
Photography: Trinabh Achari (Year 11)
Editing: Finlay Carroll (Year 13)
This year's Careers Awareness Fair recreated the success of previous fairs, transforming our school into a haven of knowledge for future careers for an evening. Throughout the day on Thursday, the hard work put into producing such an informative, eye-opening event was visible all around the school site.
Posters by Yajur Krishnamurthy and Harry Whiting (Year 10).
The stalls were split between the Studio, the Hall, the Sports Hall and the Sixth Form Centre, with each serving a different industry. The Sports Hall, which consisted of a variety of different university stands, was particularly helpful as I was able to explore how different universities such as UCL and Warwick may aid me in my aspirations.
The Hall and the Studio were dedicated to a variety of different employers and while there I was able to gain lots of information and ideas for the future. Personally interested in law, I was able to talk with successful solicitors from Blaser Mills and barristers from Landmark Chambers and Hardwicke. This really enriched my knowledge and awareness of my potential paths into my chosen career. There were also a vast array of stalls specialising in other types of work, ranging from finance to science, the military to theatre.
The event itself would not have been possible without the generosity of all the exhibitors. Dr Paul Elliot from Homerton College, University of Cambridge said, ‘We come to these career fairs as we are looking for the best and brightest students in the world. We want anyone who could possibly apply to do so because we think Cambridge is an amazing place’. Essentially, both exhibitors and students gain much from events like these.