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The Bright Futures with Humanities event held in the PAC on Friday evening was inspirational. Mrs Ferguson gave a thought provoking introduction before introducing alumnae who had studied humanities after leaving Godolphin and inviting them to speak about their careers.

The variety of careers could not have been wider with speakers representing law, insurance, recruitment, event management, advertising, the world of art and auctions and opportunities available to those accepted on the Civil Service Fast Stream programme. The corporate world and the city were well represented.

It was refreshing, and realistic, for the Fourth Years to Upper Sixth students attending the evening to hear from speakers who had been sitting just where they were a few years ago. Each speaker stressed the importance of doing some kind of work shadowing and while on the work shadowing programme to get as involved as possible and to at least try to complete every task asked.

After the presentations in the PAC, the speakers, the students and their parents moved to the Main Hall where the speakers were available for one to one conversations with the students.

“Regardless of what career your daughter wants to follow, you really want her to be like one of these young ladies – confident, successful and happy to share their stories” said one father at the end of the evening.

Congratulations to Mrs Ferguson for putting the event together, and grateful thanks to the speakers:

  • Kate Ballantine Dykes – Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at Barker McKenzie Law Practice
  • Aileen Croft – Marsh Insurance
  • Louise Simpson – Sale Coordinator, Modern British and Irish Art at Christie’s Auction House
  • Eve Hollingshead – Recruitment Coordinator at Google’s Deepmind
  • Daisy Bradley – English Heritage Hospitality, Weddings and Events
  • Milly Kent – Account Director at Vizeum Marketing and Advertising
  • Sophie Kippen – Civil Service Fast Stream Trainee