St Columb’s past pupils’ ‘careers carousel’

Teachers, students and invited past pupils who took part in the St. Columb's College careers event at the City Hotel.

Teachers, students and invited past pupils who took part in the St. Columb's College careers event at the City Hotel.

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More than 200 Year 13 A-Level students gained a real insight into the jobs and careers of 20 former St Columb’s College pupils at a recent careers event held in the City Hotel.

The idea of the event was to operate a careers ‘speed dating’ structure – with past pupils from varying disciplines each hosting a table and speaking to groups of pupils about their pathway into their chosen career.

The aim of the event was to help support St Columb’s students in making an informed decision

about their futures by gaining an insight into a number of different careers paths under the

one roof.

At the same time, students were able to tap into the vast array of talent and experience the College has produced over the years.

A spokesperson for the College said: “Students had the opportunity to ask questions in smaller groups and strengthen their knowledge about future careers opportunities, receiving honest and real accounts of the routes taken by others who were once in the same position as themselves.

“Past pupils had a chance to meet fellow classmates and alumni, share experiences and offer advice to our future generation of innovators, thinkers, problem solvers, leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists while celebrating their shared heritage of St Columb’s College.

“The feedback from pupils and past pupils alike was an extremely positive one and the enthusiasm in the room that day was palpable.”

The College is hoping to make it an annual event.

Past pupils keen to become involved can check out Twitter: @careersbeatty.