On Tuesday the 26th of November the wonderful Fettes Careers department hosted a Fettes Community Business Networking event for pupils, Old Fettesians, and current parents. It was an excellent opportunity for myself and other pupils to hone our networking skills and learn about the diverse career opportunities ahead of us. Ex -Pupil, Stuart Hendry (JS-Gl 1986-1991) shared some workplace wisdom. Mr Hendry is the Founder and Senior Partner at MBM Commercial and as the speaker for the evening. He recounted an inspirational anecdote and gave us a useful acronym to bear in mind as we approach the world of work: BABY (be awesome, be you) in order to emphasise the most important qualities that employers look for in candidates: individuality and a desire to excel. I spoke to a number of interesting people who imparted clever words of guidance, ranging from tips for universities and internships to surviving in a world with ever-growing technology.
Written by Careers Prefect Laima G.