OLD BRADFIELDIAN ADVICE PANEL
Our careers and higher education department continues to innovate and this year saw the introduction of a new event in the Horizons calendar: the Old Bradfieldian Advice Panel.
As it turns out this has been one of the most successful evenings to date with lots of positive feedback received from the attending pupils, many of whom had plenty of questions to ask our panel at the end of the evening.
The idea was to provide a breadth of post-Bradfield experiences from which our Upper Sixth pupils could learn.
We invited eight OBs who have left between 2013 and 2015 to share their experiences of life at university, on Gap Years and in the world of work.
The whole event was compèred and facilitated by OB Steve Simmance (G 79-83).
Each former pupil had a unique and interesting journey to talk about including ski instructing across five seasons, starting their own subscription-model baby food business, pairing a career in engineering with coaching American Football, working at Saracens Rugby Club, carving out a future acting career at drama school, getting up close and personal with Russian surveillance while on assignment from Brussels working for a pan-European party, working in data science after university and courageously undergoing a transformation from the boy they had once been at Bradfield to the girl they now are.
Pupils were astounded at the variety of options and change that this small group had crammed in since leaving the College.
The overall message they all took away was that it is ok not to know what you ultimately want to do and that it is ok to keep on trying things out and build your skill set.