Professional Development Programs

Industry Insights

Industry Insights is a series of talks about working in particular industries. Some Industry Insights sessions are run as panel discussions, while others are run as open discussions with one alumnus or alumna. At the end of talks, students are given an opportunity to ask the featured speaker(s) questions.

Former guest speakers include:

  • Craig Blair – Co-Founder and Managing Partner at AirTree
  • Margaret Mackenzie – Former CEO at Trent Nathan; Former Director at David Jones; Former CEO at The Eyewear Company
  • Trent van Veen – Global Presiding Partner at EY

All events within this program are either run through the College’s online events platform (the Drews Forum) or on campus.

Professional Skills Workshops

Professional Skills Workshops are sessions in which the featured speaker teaches a professional skill (such as job interviews, financial modelling, strategy or public speaking).

Former guest speakers include:

  • David Hewish – Head of Engineering at Raytheon
  • Kate Harper – Head of Board Practice at Vine Partners

All events within this program are either run through the College’s online events platform (the Drews Forum) or on campus.

Managing The Digital Age

Managing the Digital Age is a series run exclusively by the College’s Professional Development Officer (Dr Diane Spencer-Scarr). It is designed to equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the digital environment. All Managing The Digital Age events are run through the College’s online events platform (the Drews Forum).

Psychometric Test Training

Psychometric Test Training is a series of modules designed to help students understand and prepare for psychometric testing they are required to undertake in order to qualify for some jobs. All Managing The Digital Age events are run through the College’s online events platform (the Drews Forum).

Alumni Mentoring

The Alumni Mentoring Program enables current College students to seek advice from – and learn from – former College students. Mentoring takes place through a variety of formats, from telephone conversations to coffees. Matters covered during mentoring sessions include:

  • What it’s like to work in a particular industry
  • Career advice
  • How to make the most of your time at university