Portsmouth University Careers Talk

Portsmouth University Careers Talk

The Marist aims to prepare its pupils for life beyond school with a wide range of careers based events and tailored advice. With further education in mind, 120 pupils in Years 10,11 & 12 attended a session run by Portsmouth University Faculty of Business and Law on Wednesday 17 January.

Pupils explored the subject of how jobs and career opportunities will change by the time they leave university and considerations they should take in to account when choosing career paths and places of further education.

The session was led by Dr Zoe Dann, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law.  Pupils took part in a group exercise where they were asked to consider the ‘Mega trends’ in the workforce - an exercise which involved the girls illustrating their ideas about jobs for the future as a drawing. The university were very impressed with the girls creative ideas and their application to the task.

Undergraduate of BA (Hons) Business and Management, Emily McCulloch, made a presentation which explained how, through studying Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, Emily has started up her own stationary business, Harfields, as part of the course. Emily also spoke about the support that the University has given her throughout the process.

Gerry Banks, Faculty Education and Outreach Coordinator, closed the session with a presentation about Business and Management studies at Portsmouth University. Gerry covered the course's method of applied education, through real-life experiences and placements in industry, and how the University in general will prepare pupils for the workplace.