First annual career symposium launched

  • September 26, 2012
First annual career symposium launched

The first annual Gates Cambridge Alumni Career Symposium takes place on 20 October.

Prominent Gates Cambridge alumni will be speaking about their experiences after Cambridge at the first annual Gates Cambridge Alumni Career Symposium in October.
The Symposium will be held in the Gates Cambridge Common Room on 20 October and is open to all Scholars and Alumni.
Speaking at the half-day events are:
David Deitz [2006], who did an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, is currently Head of Business Development at Assura Medical (Virgin Healthcare). His talk is entitled Like a Virgin … at Work for the Very First Time.
Dan Greenfield [2005] who did a PhD in Computer Science, will speak about his experiences as an entrepreneur. He set up the company FonLeap, which enables people to synchronise their computer with their phone. Speaking with him in a section entitled Entrepreneurship is a 16-letter Word is Robyn Scott [2004 – pictured] who did an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise and co-founded networking start-up Oneleap. The social enterprise organisation gives young people building their careers, businesses or social enterprises – regardless of their background or networks – the chance to get their ideas directly in front of the people who can make opportunities happen.
David Bard [2003], who did an MPhil in Economics and Development, will give a talk entitled There’s No Wrong Way to Pronounce Finance. He is a senior associate at Bain Capital, a leading private, alternative asset management firms.
For those Scholars considering a career in consulting, there will be a section entitled What Exactly is Consulting? given by Eva Casal from IMS Consulting and Aidan Craigwood from Innovia Consulting. Eva [2001] did a PhD in Biochemistry and Aidan [2003] did a PhD in Physics.
Muktha Natrajan [2011], who is coordinating the event, says: “This half-day event is meant to introduce current scholars to an array of career opportunities available to them after their degree. The symposium aims to connect the work of alumni with the current scholars community, and the overarching goal is to create a cohesive scholars’ community, both past and present, by introducing the network of alumni who are fulfilling the Gates-Cambridge ideals as future leaders.”

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