The Wings of Hope children’s charity presents an interactive afternoon of speed mentoring by top young professionals from over 50 industries. With youth unemployment at an all time high, It is important to gain an insight into as many industries and careers as possible to help shape your decisions and choices. Speed Mentoring is great fun and a sure fire way to learn more and get tips from successful people from the world of work.
1 afternoon, 10 minutes per table, 50 plus professionals from over 60 industries….
Ask any question. Explore different industries. Dispel the stereotypes.
Speed Mentoring is an innovative unique careers workshop hosted by the Wings of Hope. This event differs from usual career fairs, with useful interactive advice coming directly from the professionals – most of whom are under the age of 30. The idea of Speed Mentoring is similar to that of speed dating. Students are able to access a large variety of industries and mentors to receive direct impartial advice in a short space of time. With over 60 professionals from over 50 industries, students will spend 10 minutes at each of their chosen tables. During this time students can ask any questions to our mentors and get honest helpful answers.
Our mentors work for highly reputable companies across a variety of industries and sectors. Students are offered a rare chance to speak directly to professionals and ask whatever questions they want to ask. We will also be offering question time sessions on Twitter with our mentors in the evening.
Ernst & Young, Civil Service, Topshop, Pineapple Dance Studios, Dental Practices, Bank of England, HM Treasury, Raising IT, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Elliott Avisors, Sumit Partners, Fashion Fair, Cox & Co, Rothschild, Sunday Mirror, Wired Magazine, BBC, Supreme Creations, Slaughter & May, Clifford Chance, Imperial College of Doctors, Sony, EROS, Gatsby Foundation, Clinton Foundation, Boots, Grosvenor Investments, Picador Books, Random House, UCL, Barclays, Virgin Active, Booz & Co, Toni & Guy, BP, Teach First, new Economics Foundation, Dromomaniacs…and more to be confirmed!
Accountancy, Acting, Advertising, App Development, Architecture, Civil Service, Creative, Design, Dance/Performing Arts, Dentistry, Economics, Engineering, Entrepreneur, Events Management, Fashion, Finance: Equity Research, Finance: Trading, Hedge Fund/Venture Capital/private Equity, HR, Interior Design, Investment Banking, Journalism Newspaper, Journalism Broadcast, Landscape Gardening, Languages, Law (Solicitor), Law (Barrister), marketing, Media/New Media, Medicine, Music Artist, Music Production, Musical Theatre, NGO/Consulting, Pharmacy, Politcs/Policy, Property/Surveying, PR, Psychologist, Publishing, Research/Science/Academia, Retail Banking, Retail Management, Sales, Sport/Fitness/Trainers, Strategy Consulting, Stylist: hair/make-up/clothes, Sustainability, Teaching, Think Tanks, Travel, Veterinary Medicine….and more to be confirmed!
Registration for this event is absolutely free and is open to all WOHAA participants, alumni and teachers. There are limited places available so sign up early to avoid disappointment.
To register just fill in your name, email address and quantity of tickets (please note there is a maximum of 1 ticket per registration). You will receive an email with your ticket attached. You must bring a printed copy or digital version of your ticket to the event. No entry will be permitted without pre-registration online.
Registering is quick and easy just head over to our Eventbrite page by following the button below or alternatively by using the registration form at the bottom of the page. Simples!
The first Speed Mentoring event was held on February 11th 2012 and was a tremendous success. Feedback from the event was incredibly positive, with over 53% of student-mentees rating the event either 9 or above out of 10 and over 87% rating it 8 or above. Popular industries included entrepreneurship, acting, fashion, accountancy, medicine and law.
Garry Bowe, Headmaster of Wellingborough School chartered a mini-bus from Northampton to Central London so that his students could attend the weekend event. “Our young people are entering an increasingly competitive jobs market and the greater understanding they can gain from young professionals the better informed they will be. This mentoring event will contribute towards that”.