Developing London Met’s future leaders

A successful networking event brought together London Met alumni and final year students to discuss careers in business and management.

Date: 19 December 2019

Over 80 final year London Met students joined an event geared towards future leaders, to build networks with successful alumni of the university and learn more about advancing their own careers.

The students, who are coming to the end of their degrees in a variety of business and management courses, heard from nine members of London Met’s alumni community about finding success in the commercial sector.

Filipe Meneses who graduated with a first class degree in Business Management (BA) at London Met and now works as a supply chain manager at a major supermarket chain was one of the speakers at the event. He said: “All the learnings I took from London Met have made it possible for me to catapult my career, and none of it would have been possible without the help and support of the world-class lecturers and professors at the University. The event was a great initiative. I really enjoyed getting to engage with students informally, and I would like to get involved with it again.”

Harriet, one of the students in attendance, said: “The networking event with peers, tutors and alumni was a good opportunity to see where our degrees might take us. I learnt a lot about the reality of how to get that dream job by working in different areas from the alumni speakers. It was nice to see some of my colleagues who I have not had the opportunity to network with since the first year.”

Dr John Mantikas, Courses Manager for the Guildhall School of Business and Law, said: “We were delighted to welcome back members of our alumni community and to hear about their successful career endeavours since graduating from London Met. This event gave an invaluable opportunity for the class graduating in 2020 - our Year 3 Future Leaders in Business Courses - to gain first-hand knowledge of the fields they will go on to work in, allowing them to build connections which could last throughout their careers.

“I would like to thank my colleagues Bettina Coleman-Schoels and Barry Dwyer who organised this networking event, the Course Leaders and the colleagues who all helped make this event so successful.”

The event was held on Thursday 5 December at London Met’s Roding Building. 

Business Management students mid-conversation