About Wings of Hope News and events Latest News Speed Mentoring 2017 Another year, another successful Speed Mentoring event! On Saturday 4th February 2017, hundreds of students descended on the Royal College of Surgeons in central London for WOHAA’s Speed Mentoring afternoon. The idea behind the event is to demystify the world of work, which is done by bringing together mentors from a range of industries – law, medicine, drama, banking & technology (just to name a few!) – to give students insight into how to succeed in their chosen career. The event began with an inspiring talk given by Matthew Gwyther, the award-winning editor of Management Today, before the mentoring got underway. Mimicking a speed-dating format, students rotated around several tables, packing in as many questions as possible before the gong sounded and it was on to the next mentor. The event proved a fantastic success, with students rating it on average 8.8/10. One student said they appreciated how not only did the mentors give out industry-specific advice, but “guidance for life and decisions in general”, while another valued the opportunity to see “different perspectives and learning ways into the industry”. Many students also commented on how friendly and approachable all the mentors were.