Here, we look at an area which is made possible by the many of you who volunteer your time. We are profoundly grateful to all those provide career advice to our current students. Recently, we launched our Careers Network on LinkedIn. Many St Anne’s alumnae offer paid internships to current students through their companies. In an increasingly competitive job market, this practical experience is highly prized by students, and it is the personal connection between St Anne’s student past and present which makes our Careers network so effective. Each year, the JCR and the Development Office work together on a popular St Anne’s Careers Day, inviting alumnae representatives to speak to current students about their career and sector. If you would like to be involved in any of these initiatives please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and join our LinkedIn Careers Network.
Meet the St Anne’s JCR Careers Representative, Laura Fields.
‘Alumnae have a special insight into what it’s really like for us; they have been through exactly the same process of uncertainty, trying to find out about potential career paths whilst juggling busy weeks at Oxford! It’s useful and inspiring to hear about their lives now’
What do you do in your role as Careers Rep?
It is my job to liaise between the University Careers Service, our Careers network here in College and the St Anne’s JCR, so that students are aware of all the useful tools and events available to them. I help to organise Careers Week in Hilary Term, an opportunity for students to hear about a broad range of career options, and the Careers Day on the end of this, where current and former St Anne’s students can meet and network. I also organise personal or small group help sessions for CV and interview advice tailored to individuals. These ‘clinics’ are popular and run all year.
Do students really need to think so much about their career?
A career is the natural step for most students after studying as hard as we do! It’s great to be able to use the university’s many resources and professional advice platforms in order to make the most of our time at a place which offers us so many opportunities.