Speed mentoring is back once again. Learn about this year’s mentors here
On Sunday 22nd February, WOHAA participants travelled to London Business School (LBS)
to take part in the Accelerator Day, designed by its MBA students (and WOHAA mentors) to
develop the students’ project management skills.
The afternoon got off to an action-packed start, with students competing in a treasure hunt
and other games to break the ice. The teams were excited to meet their mentors in person,
but this didn’t stop them from trying to trick the latter into wearing the ‘Cone of Shame’ hat
as part of a word game!
Following the activities, the mentors began the workshop, opening with a presentation on
project management. Teams were then encouraged to apply this framework to their own
fundraising projects, planning out an event with the mentors’ guidance.
After this, students got to hear some top tips from the LBS mentors about events they had
carried out in the past. Another highlight for many was the advice given by members of last
year’s winning team, Team Rise, about how to succeed in WOHAA. Team Rise touched on
important areas such as team coordination, sponsorship, and most importantly – having fun.
After the obligatory group photo it was time for goodbyes. Thanks to all who attended and
organised such a fantastic afternoon.
Students overwhelmingly voted the event 9 or 10 out of 10.
Here are just some of the positive things the participants had to say about the day:
“I loved coming here to understand what this award was about”
“I learnt a lot, and found solutions to the problems we were facing”
“Really helped improve and refine ideas. We learned a lot about WOHAA and tips to help us achieve our goal”
“Very enjoyable, great hearing from experienced individuals and professionals”
Speed Mentoring 2017
We at WOHAA are excited to announce that tickets are now available for our annual Speed Mentoring event. The event mimics a speed dating format, with students rotating around tables in order to chat with young professionals from a range of industries and explore their own opportunities for the future. Tickets are free for WOHAA participants, their parents, and teachers, and for those wanting to bring along a friend, the cost is £10.00. The event is being held at the Royal College of Surgeons in London on Saturday 4th February 2017 and is guaranteed to be an unmissable day for all involved. For more details, and to get your ticket now, please click on the Eventbrite link below: