This week I am going back to Emmanuel College at Cambridge University, where I did my undergraduate degree in Social and Political Science.
I’m honoured to have been asked along to an event where a group of ex-students will be helping current students with their careers. I’m particularly hoping that a few of them are interested in the charity sector.
When I think back to my own time at University, I would have loved to have a little more career guidance around a career in the social sector. There certainly weren’t a lot of events or initiatives that would have encouraged me to look at the charity sector- no Charityworks or LYCP back then!
So many students come out of University having done a lot of extra-curricular things (for my own part I was President of the College SU, a charity rep etc) but they don’t know that there is the possibility of a rewarding career supporting charities. That is certainly something I am keen to play my small part in changing. Of course, many students would still choose to go into a more highly-paid private sector career first- especially with increasing levels of debt- but I want them to know that the charity sector is an option.
If you’d like to see my College a little, here is a video.