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Enjoy a warm welcome to your alumni community at Grad Connect, this October.

At this exclusive and virtual event, you will meet fellow graduates and start to build your professional network. 

You will gain invaluable insights from the experience of alumni speakers and mentors who know what it takes to navigate the job market and move forward on your career path.

Your mentors will be there to support across a wide range of topics. 

Your Portsmouth alumni community looks forward to helping you on your next steps – click 'Book Now' to register for the event.

  • 13 October 2020
  • 17:30 - 19:30
  • FREE

Reserve your place


17.30: Welcome

17.35 – 18.05: Opening plenary: Getting hired: How to leverage your contacts and stand out from the crowd in the eyes of the people you need to impress

Chaired by Karen Blackett, OBE, CEO of Group M, Country Manager for WPP and University of Portsmouth Chancellor.

18.10 – 18.50: Mentoring sessions, by industry and job type

Mentoring break-out rooms

There will be a 9 mentoring break-out rooms you can choose from – make sure to select your preferred mentoring session when you register your place.

  • Creative Industries, Digital and Media  
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Business Management, Consulting and Entrepreneurship  
  • Accountancy, Banking and Finance
  • Education and Social Services (Including HE)
  • Engineering, Architecture and Surveying
  • IT and Technology
  • Health Care, Sports and Sciences  
  • Law

Meet a select few of our mentors:

18.55 – 19.25: Closing Plenary: Working with disruption: How to be job innovative in 2020

Even in challenging times, opportunities are there and as a recent graduate, you have a lot to offer. Find out where the jobs are and how to make the most of your unique talents.

Chaired by Brenda Tournier, Associate Director, Alumni & Advancement.

19.25: Close and next steps

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