It was great to welcome seven Queen Mary IFP alumni who have since graduated and are now working in London back to campus on Thursday the 4th of December for a panel discussion and networking event. Now working in a wide variety of sectors, the alumni shared happy memories of their time on the IFP and insights into the careers they have chosen to pursue with current IFP students and IFP alumni who are now undergraduates at Queen Mary. It was wonderful to see such a great turnout on a wet December evening at a busy time of year.
From left to right the panel consisted of Feyi Adegbohun, (EY -formerly Ernst and Young) Ervig Hysaj (Bline Group) Billy Ng (Carters), Tornike Liparteliani (Insignia), Thevinth Sivagnanam (Statpro), Sarah Bhuiyan (UCL) and Ibrahim Altayeb (Longulf).
Topics covered in the wide-ranging discussion included how to network, obtaining your first professional position, developing your transferable skills while at university and the differences and similarities between student life and working life.