Starting a career is always challenging – now, more than ever. Luckily, the Imperial communityis here for you.
Whether you’re looking for early career-coaching, mentoring or informal networking, our generous network of expert Imperial alumni and free programmes can help you take those first crucial steps.
Words: Lucy Jolin / Illustration: Antonio Sortino
The Coffee & Coach online programme offers coaching-style sessions to early-career alumni who are seeking career-related support. Recent graduates are paired with experienced and trained alumni coaches and can schedule five one-hour sessions per month, focusing on career transitions, confidence, influence and impact in the workplace, and leadership and management.
It’s a rewarding process for both coach and coachee. A recent graduate said: “The whole experience was great, my coach was extremely knowledgeable and had a wealth of experience to offer, and I met every single one of my coaching objectives.” Coach Alberta Agyekum (MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2005) says: “I really enjoy helping people and I think the concept of helping someone come up with their own solutions is very powerful.”
Pour yourself another cup for Coffee Roulette, an Imperial Plexus programme where recent graduates can meet online and enjoy a friendly conversation. Or if you’re after practical tips and advice, sign up for our free webinars for recent graduates to help you in your career.
Recent events have included how to hone your leadership skills, switch sectors, or succeed in a virtual workplace. Keep up with all the help available by signing up to our monthly newsletter, featuring our top picks of events, benefits and volunteering opportunities. And don’t forget Imperial Plexus, either, where you can access jobs listings, find project collaborations or search the global map of 15,000 alumni.