About 100 Students from Year 12 at Gordon's School got to meet a huge variety of business professionals on Friday 21st November during a frantic 2 hours of Careers Speed Dating, We had a virologist, a web designer, a psychologist, a crime scene investigator, an actor, a wing commander, an accountant, and a member of the royal navy, to name just a few, all of whom were passionate and enthusiastic about their chosen careers.
The students were put into small groups and had 5 minutes to quiz their business volunteer, who was only allowed to answer yes or no thereby requiring the students to try & guess their profession. A further 5 minutes of frantic questioning followed to ascertain exactly what they did for a living and how they had got where they were. A whistle sounded and another willing volunteer from a different profession presented themselves for questioning.
It was fast, frenetic and enormous fun,what was clear from the students feedback was that it has really changed their perception of what the future holds for them and makes it seem much less daunting.