Career Networking Evening 2017

6th April 2017

On Monday 3rd April, BDO hosted our annual Student and Graduate Career Networking Evening. The evening was attended by over 100 students and recent graduates looking to kick-start their career or think about different career pathways. They were given the opportunity to speed-network with over 40 top professionals from an array of industries, including; Law, Media, Finance and Technology.  Companies represented at the event included Apple, Google, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman & Sachs, Fidelity and Dechert LLP.

There was an incredible buzz in the room during the speed-networking. All participants were fully engaged during their five minutes with the professionals, making the most of such a rare opportunity.  Elliot, a final year student at the University of Birmingham, explained “The evening has been fantastic. I had the opportunity to sit with really useful contacts from Apple. They were both extremely informative about their companies and really gave me a clear insight into their industries, giving me a lot of confidence and ideas for the future.”

Sam Pearl, a student at Nottingham Trent University said, “thank you very much to all of the team at Work Avenue for a really enjoyable and productive evening. I got to speak to a number of professionals in the finance and accountancy sectors, including Deloitte, and came away with some really useful information and contacts, which will hopefully help me in to employment”.

Daniel Natoff, Senior Associate at Dechert LLP commented, “I was very impressed with the high levels of engagement shown from the large number of students who attended the event. Everyone was focused on their career goals and their enthusiasm to learn from the evening was plain to see. I was delighted to have been given the opportunity to help”.

Commenting on the event, our CEO Shraga Zaltzman said, “The overwhelming interest in this speed networking event is proof that students and graduates understand the importance of networking to make those vital first steps. Work Avenue is proud to work with anybody at any stage of their life, offering advice, training and mentoring to ensure they are able to work and flourish in a career they love.”