Meet the Professionals events

Our Meet the Professionals events connect you with graduates who have gone on to a diverse range of careers. These alumni are on hand to talk to you about their experience, offer advice and answer all your questions.

Why should I attend?

Our Meet the Professionals events are a unique opportunity to ask questions in an informal environment and meet friendly people working in the industry! The alumni panellists were once in your shoes, studying for their degree and exploring career options, and will understand the challenges you are facing. You can ask alumni about how they made decisions about their careers, how they made successful applications, and about their experiences of working life.

A former student, Mubasshir who graduated in 2018 said, “Attending a career networking event where Alumni come in and speak about their companies and different roles was really powerful to get a better understanding of what’s out there. I would really recommend these type of events as recent Alumni can really give you a different perspective. I for one had never heard of my current employer until attending one of these events!”

What should I expect?

Meet the Professionals in semester two will take the form of interactive networking sessions on Zoom. We will begin with a brief panel where the alumni will introduce themselves. The remainder of the event will be spent in breakout rooms. You will be in a small group with other students and have the opportunity to ask alumni your questions. Every ten minutes the alumni will move between breakout rooms, allowing you to meet a range of different alumni guests over the course of the event.

The format of the event encourages you to have conversations with our alumni and therefore we recommend you have a working camera and microphone to help you connect with other participants. It is not unusual for people to use a virtual background when using Zoom for work so this is acceptable – choose one that is professional and/or plain.

If you have a disability or personal circumstance which prevents you from engaging via video or audio then you will be able to ask questions via the chat function.

Upcoming events

Our upcoming events will be displayed here and listed on CareerConnect. Please log onto CareerConnect to register for the events in advance.

  • Meet the Professionals: Banking and Finance
    Tuesday 20 April, 1-2.30pm
  • Meet the Professionals: Marketing, PR and Advertising
    Thursday 22 April, 1-2.30pm
  • Meet the Professionals: Public Sector
    Monday 26 April, 1-2.30pm
  • Meet the Professionals: Legal
    Wednesday 28 April, 2-3.30pm
  • Meet the Professionals: International
    Thursday 6 May, 1-2.30pm