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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

'Life after Graduation' Careers Event

Published: 8 March 2011
Life After Graduation event

Continuing a successful tradition, SOES alumni and companies returned to NOCS to participate in the 3rd Annual 'Life After Graduation Careers Event.'

In 2009, the event was launched to help SOES students learn directly from alumni about career opportunities and to provide a forum to network with national and global companies. The event has grown considerably in size and this year featured over 20 stands, a free networking lunch, panel discussions with alumni and several careers-talks. Over 300 students attended the day-long event and the feedback continues to be positive.

“Employability is a priority for the University and SOES graduates are highly regarded in a number of industries and fields,” said Joanne Donahoe, Associate Director, Development & Alumni Relations. “We appreciate the SOES alumni who returned to speak to our students and the many companies that participated in the event.”

Students who attended said that it helped them to improve their networking skills and their understanding of what job opportunities exist after graduation. “It was motivating to know that there is life after University if you’re proactive, even in a recession,” commented one student.

We extend a special thanks to everyone at NOCS who helped to make the event a success, particularly the GeolSoc and NOCSoc student volunteers.

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