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I benefited from the talk because it gave me a good understanding of the careers that are out there in investment banking. The advice that was given was really helpful and I am looking forward to implementing it.

Introduction to Banking by Brian Lindley and Mike Marsh

Making a difference

Is it worth the bother? Absolutely.

A few of our students tell you how alumni volunteers have helped them.

 

Introduction to banking

Brian Lindley (Economics and Industrial Studies 1997) and his friend Mike Marsh gave a talk to budding bankers and corporate investors in the University of Leeds Business School.

European Languages Careers Day

Fifteen alumni returned to campus for a European Languages Careers Day, run by the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. Three panel sessions consisted of LCS alumni who graduated between 1980 and 2016 in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

  • All our alumni reported that their visit had been worthwhile, and all confirmed that they would be like to be part again in the future.
  • All our students found that the sessions with alumni were either helpful or very helpful in giving them insight or helping them reflect on their Term/Year Abroad experience.

Mini mentoring sessions

Alum Michael McKenna (French and Linguistics 1997) returned to campus to give guidance and advice to some of our aspiring lawyers.

Leeds Network

Students use the online Leeds Network to ask our alumni volunteers about potential careers.

To find out more about volunteering
Contact our alumni volunteers team alumnivolunteers@leeds.ac.uk

 

  • Introduction to Banking by Brian Lindley and Mike Marsh 2017
    "Great insight into banking and amazing to hear first-hand from professionals. Brian and Mike were both lovely."
  • Introduction to Banking by Brian Lindley and Mike Marsh 2017
    "Amazing opportunity, please bring in more high profile professionals such as these. Thank you for doing this!"
  • Introduction to Banking by Brian Lindley and Mike Marsh 2017
    "I would love to attend more events like this in the future as I found it really useful."
  • LCS European Languages Careers Day 2017
    "Getting CV tips from someone who works in the field that I'm interested in, was invaluable. Now I know exactly what they're looking for!"
  • LCS European Languages Careers Day 2017
    "The panellists put my mind at ease because they represented such a wide range of industries. While I'm still undecided about my future career, it's good to know that there will be a path out there that I can follow."
  • Mini Mentoring with Michael McKenna
    "Michael McKenna, without doubt, put his full effort in advising and explaining the world of business and opportunities during and after university studies. I am also grateful for his interest in me and being truthful about how businesses and networking works."
  • Mini Mentoring with Michael McKenna
    "It was genuinely refreshing to speak to someone, who despite holding a very senior role, was still so approachable and showed real interest in helping others progress professionally."
  • Mini Mentoring with Michael McKenna
    "I would like to say thank you to Michael. He is respected and admired by many. The fact that he took his time out of what I presume is a very busy schedule to have a chat with future aspiring Lawyers is commended."
  • Mini Mentoring with Michael McKenna
    "I knew it would be useful to talk to someone who has experience in the legal system as I have had limited access to speak to professionals so far."
  • The Leeds Network
    "One girl was really helpful and she put me in contact with her previous boss and we talked about some potential work experience in the future."
  • The Leeds Network
    "Getting insights from fellow Leeds graduates helped me realise that I could aim high in my career, and gave me the confidence to take some big risks which would pay off later."
  • The Leeds Network
    "I sent two emails when I was preparing for my proposal...I got positive feedback, I was so impressed, so happy and that actually helped me finish so quickly."
  • The Leeds Network
    "The 'Getting into my type of Work' section of the alumni profiles has been really useful for me as I can explore all of the different paths that may lead me to my dream job. This makes me feel less anxious about the future because if I don't succeed in one way, I can always try something else and still reach my goal!"
  • Introduction to Banking by Brian Lindley and Mike Marsh 2017
    "I benefited from the talk because it gave me a good understanding of the careers that are out there in investment banking. The advice that was given was really helpful and I am looking forward to implementing it."

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