Over 80 alumni from the fields of business, corporate finance, investment banking, insurance, law, property and commercial ventures came together to network at the ninth annual London Professional Network Event
Atop of London’s BT Tower alumni enjoyed the spectacular views from the 34th floor whilst enjoying wine and canapés.
This year’s Network was once again hosted by Paul King, alumnus and COO and Vice President Operations and Transformation at BT Global Services. Due to Paul and BT’s generosity, we were able to use fifty percent of the ticket price to support the new library project and gifts made raised over £800.
The new library will be one of the most ambitious libraries in UK higher education, and a new icon for the University of Birmingham. The new facilities will transform our campus and ensure that our students, staff, and wider community have a facility that serves their changing needs, exceeds their expectations, reflects the status of their institution, and is a source of pride for decades to come. For more information on how you can support the new library, contact Laura Fairbanks (+44(0)121 414 8894) or give today.
Alumni were also joined at the event by a few students including Mitali Gohel. Mitali is a third year Business Student who will be joining BT on their graduate programme in September and has benefited from the Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme.
Mitali said "Having an alumni mentor has proved to be an invaluable asset to me at my final year of university. It is so useful to have someone who has been through the graduate recruitment process to sound out ideas with and ask for advice. I would encourage all students and alumni to get involved in this thoroughly rewarding scheme."
Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of the Birmingham Business School, welcomed alumni to the event and spoke of the University’s commitment to producing high quality professionals. Alumni can support the employability ambitions of our students by committing a few hours each month to: mentor students; speak at a careers afternoon about your employment path; provide business advice to our talented entrepreneurially minded students; offer internships or work experience or placements; or simply write a career profile for use on our website.
If you feel that you could share your career expertise with current students at the University then please do let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your experience and ongoing contribution to University life will help our students to differentiate themselves in the workplace.