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LBS volunteers help local students focus on success

Last month 11 students from St Marylebone School joined LBS volunteers for a career workshop that was part of their end of term enterprise week.

Learning & Development (L&D)'s Melanie Bevan, who designed the workshop explained "The morning session was focused on what it means to have a career and 'what does ‘success’ mean?', helping the students to think broadly about what motivates them and how this contributes to their career choices.

"We adapted the same career tools that we offer staff and spoke about how tools such as the Career Wheel can help them to make informed and personal decisions about their future. We also focused on exploring their strengths and what they enjoy, and how important this is when making career decisions.

"We then used an interview toolkit, based on the template that we use during the LBS recruitment process, and ‘interviewed’ members of staff from across the School.

"Our amazing volunteers were; Kate Sandall- IT Operations Manager, Rosdip Rai- Alumni Relations Manager, Alice Murfet- Finance Manager, Pamela Moyo- EA TO Associate Dean and Deputy Dean and Tom Owen- HR Business Partner. These volunteers spoke about their own career paths, and then answered interview questions from the students.

"All were incredibly inspiring, personable and relatable, which had the students hooked on their every word and asking very insightful and inquisitive questions to ‘dig deeper’ into their stories. I could really tell that the students were gaining so much from hearing that so many of us didn’t know what our career would look like at their age, but with focus and motivation- we can achieve great things!"

Community Action at LBS is 10 years old this year, for more information please see the LBS Volunteer Yammer group.