On Thursday 9th May, the Enviro Society, Students Union, and Careers Service hosted a packed session on careers in the Sustainability sector and what students can do to take the first step into the diverse field.
Panellists sharing their advice included;
> Liam Goldsworthy - Consultant | CR, Sustainability & Supply Chain, Acre
> Lucy Crittenden - Birkbeck Careers Service
> Joshua West - Sustainability Officer, Birkbeck, SOAS, and LSHTM
> Alexandra Pavlovskis - Associate, Arabesque Asset Management
> Maria Carvalho - Senior Consultant, Climate Policy and Carbon Pricing at South Pole
The afternoon covered broad examples of sustainability in the working world, with Lucy and Liam kicking things off with sharing their advice on how to adopt the qualities employers are looking for in the sector, in addition to detailing the services available to BBK students to help them explore their options and hone their skill sets.
Liam, Maria, Josh, and Alexandra all gave their personal experiences of branching into the world of sustainability, introducing their current role and how they got there, as well as sharing their thoughts on what makes a candidate stand out, the qualities needed to succeed in the competitive field, and non-traditional routes into sustainability related jobs.
The event was a great success and hopefully will become a regular session to help budding graduates on their way to securing a career in sustainability..
For more information on specific careers advice please visit BBK Careers Service - http://www.bbk.ac.uk/student-services/careers-service