Women Mean Business - Portsmouth High School

Women Mean Business

Year 8 entered the professional world last week with the Careers and Speed Networking event, ‘Women Mean Business’. 

In small groups the girls had the opportunity to learn about careers in child psychology, corporate banking, marine engineering, forensic science, human resources, advertising, emergency response with Red Cross, business coaching and law.

Pupils were able to ask pertinent questions regarding the world of work. The groups listened to their delegate talk about their own career path for three minutes and then it was time to switch and the groups questioned the experts for the next five minutes before moving on to the next table for insights into a different career. Throughout the course of the morning many useful conversations were had and even the professionals felt that they had learnt a great deal by the end of the session.