From our alumni

1 July 2020

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It’s always great to hear from Working Options in Education alumni to see what they are up to. Here’s what two of them had to say about their experiences of participating in our programme.

Bjion Henry has worked for Google, co-founded digital media company Heue Digital and helped to produce this website for us.

“When I think of my education growing up, I remember vividly how Working Options filled a knowledge-gap that I was lacking.  Whilst my school was great at telling me I needed to get a good job in order to live a happy life and be successful, what was missing was someone to show me how and that’s where Working Options helped.

Thinking back to the most significant breakthroughs in my working life thus far, most have been as a result of skills first taught by Working Options such as networking and building a personal brand.  The importance of such skills cannot be overstated, and yet, for the most part, they usually go amiss in school curriculums. That’s why I feel so passionate about this charity and helped to design their website.”

Shorna Khan is an international Events Assistant Producer for Law Business Research:

“I cannot overemphasise the impact Working Options has played in my career. Without the support of the team I wouldn’t have been given the opportunity to gain industry insight and boost my confidence.

The skills workshops and industry talks helped me gain a solid foundation of transferable skills outside of the classroom. Through Working Options’ career guidance, I was able to delve deeper into the world of events and marketing and decided to pursue it at University.

Now, I have worked my way up and am an International Events Producer; my job takes me all over the world and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!  I seriously recommend Working Options in Education to help kick start your career from an early age.”

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