Careers Service

Meet the Professionals events

The Meet the Professionals events connect you with graduates who studied similar courses to you and who have gone on to a diverse range of subsequent careers. These alumni are on hand to talk to you about their experience, offer advice and answer all your questions. You can also connect with them and continue your conversations on The Manchester Network.

Our events can take different formats and a brief description of the events we run is below:

Meet the Professionals

Get inspired at our award-winning Meet the Professionals speed networking events; after attending these events, 89% of participants tell us they discovered career paths they didn’t previously know about.

How does speed networking work?

In small groups, you’ll have about ten minutes to quiz a professional who has completed a similar degree to you. After ten minutes, you will move onto the next professional. The whole session lasts for about an hour and a half and is a great opportunity to pick a graduate’s brains and make use of their expertise.

Afterwards, there’ll be more opportunity to chat and network with the alumni and your fellow students.

Careers Panel

What is a Careers Panel?

A panel of alumni who have completed a degree similar to yours will talk to you about their career before answering your questions.

Afterwards you’ll have the opportunity for informal networking where you’ll be able to continue conversations with the alumni and your fellow students. The whole session lasts about an hour and a half.

Upcoming events

Our upcoming events will be displayed here and listed on CareersLink when they are scheduled.

All students can still access the Ask Me About service via The Manchester Network. You access the advice of hundreds of alumni working in a range of professions and sectors. It’s a fantastic resource and we would strongly encourage you to make use of it.