Published on February 24, 2014 | by Alana Maytum0
LCC hooks up with careers speed dating
London College of Communication students have been given the chance to meet face to face with creative industry professionals at the college’s first cross-course speed-dating event.
Each ‘date’ lasted 20 minutes and offered students the opportunity to gain an insight into a career path similar to one they may plan on pursuing themselves.
The event was exclusive to third year students, who were ‘set up’ with two of their chosen professionals prior to the event.
Madelene King, a design for graphic communication student at LCC, told ALN: “As a third year student, it was a useful experience to listen to professionals about their experience, transitioning from university into the working world.”
LCC invited 28 prestigious names, from a variety of creative professions, to offer students advice on their next steps post-university.
BBC presenter and news anchor Pooneh Ghoddoosi attended the event and commented to ALN: “I thought it was a strange concept at first, but it’s vibey and alive. I’m very impressed.”
Amy Cook, the event’s organiser and Engagement Officer for SUARTS, said the event was very popular with students, despite a few “teething problems.”
She said: “We had more students turning up without booking than expected, but I think overall it’s been a really successful event.”
“I hope [it will] become a regular event, perhaps for students in other years,” she added.
It has not yet been announced whether the college is planning on funding the event again, however a decision is expected to be announced soon.