Students at London Business School waiting for WOHAA Speed Mentoring event 2018

On Sunday 4th March, London Business School was host to the 7th Wings of Hope Speed Mentoring, bringing together students from schools all around Greater London and even from Bristol and Oxford to seek informal careers and life advice from young professionals in a packed afternoon session.

The idea behind Speed Mentoring is to give students an opportunity to chat face-to-face with people working in a range of sectors and industries to get advice on anything and everything to do with the world of work and their own future ambitions.

three students talking to business professional mentor
 

As always, the ‘speed-dating’ format allowed students to rotate around different tables during the afternoon, packing in as many questions as they could before the bell rang and they moved on to the next mentor!

This year’s mentors ranged from PR and events professionals, to doctors and dentists, management consultants, Oxbridge alumni, entrepreneurs in multiple sectors, and many more.

Our mentors themselves unanimously enjoyed interacting with a wide range of students, and were extremely impressed by how ambitious the student attendees were, with one calling Speed Mentoring “an awesome experience”.

Three students talking to two medic mentors 

There was hugely positive feedback from our students, with an average rating for the event of 8.9/10. Students valued the opportunity to meet a diverse range of professionals and get insights into areas they hadn’t previously been familiar with,even discovering career paths they “hadn’t even dreamed of”.

Three students holding table sign for Entrepreneur Hill
 

Teachers present for the afternoon also collectively commented that the best thing about Speed Mentoring was how it encourages students to think about their futures and potential careers in a crystallised way, with one teacher enthusiastically calling WOHAA “the best thing to happen to our school”!

Check out the profiles of our Speed Mentors this year HERE.