Alumni Careers Talks
Alumni Careers Talks | St Angela's Year 11s Rise Up Day
7th Sept 2021
We were very lucky to have some former St Angela's students, now working in successful careers with leading employers, come back to talk to our Year 11s. This was part of a One Hour Careers and Future Pathways Assembly for our new Year 11s as they return to School to start their final GCSE year.
A big thank you to our St Angela’s alumni who now work in the media Fiona Makum (Presenter Westside Radio), The Civil Service Samad Chowdhury (Cambridge graduate now a Diplomat at The Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and investment banking Claudette Mae Mendoza (J P Morgan Chase) who all gave inspiring careers talks about their experiences after they left St Angela’s in 2015 and what they have learnt about how to make good career choices.
Our alumni were also joined by Dani Cook (strategic partner at Facebook), who gave invaluable insights into the wide range of career opportunities in Social Media and was able to share information about the Facebook Elevate STEM mentoring programme which some of our current Year 13 students have recently taken part in.
Our Year 11s were really motivated by the sessions and asked some great questions of our speakers.
Head of Year 11 Ms Kerridge commented:
" The alumni session allowed the cohort to dream big and see where their life choices could take them. It emphasises the importance of hard work, that hard work does pay off and it highlighted the importance of being kind as you navigate your journey in any walk of life. It was an invaluable session to all in attendance"