Engage on campus

At the Management School we include alumni and employer-led sessions in our student employability programme, as well as career talks and specialist guest lecturers from alumni and practitioners. We welcome alumni to be involved in activities including:

Careers discovery series

This series of events brings together employers, professional bodies, alumni and students in four separate week-long activities across the academic year, focusing on our key areas of work at the Management School. These are:

  • Accounting, Banking and Finance: 23rd – 27th October 2017
  • Human Resources & People Development: 20th - 24th November 2017
  • Marketing: 19th - 23rd February 2018
  • Logistics & Manufacturing: 10th - 23rd March 2018

We welcome alumni to host sessions as part of the Careers discovery series to Management School students. An alumni led session would usually last around 30-40 minutes plus 15-20 minutes at the end for questions.

We encourage alumni to provide students with an insight into your current role and the organisation you work for, your journey from graduation to now, and any advice you would give to today's graduates. Students are keen to hear from alumni at various stages in their career, from alumni currently on graduate programes to company directors and partners. As an alumnus and a business professional delivering a talk at the Careers discovery series, you can play an important role in inspiring current students and helping to shape their future careers.

If you are interested in supporting our students at the Management School, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch to discuss your idea at:

Guest speak on a module

Alumni and business practitioners sometimes lead a session to students that is part of a module on a programme; this can be on one of our undergraduate programmes, our specialist Masters courses, or on the MBA programme. These sessions tend to be in a specialist subject area lasting around 30-40 minutes plus 15-20 minutes at the end for questions.

Students are interested to hear from alumni who work in specialist roles, and are keen to learn how to start marking out their own careers in a particular area. As alumnus this an opportunity to inspire current students and to share with them your own journey, and provide them with practical knowledge about careers in specialist fields.

If you are interested in supporting our students at the Management School, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch to discuss your idea at:

Sheffield alumni volunteers

As well as being involved with the Management School and supporting management students, sharing your time and experiences can also be invaluable to other students across the university. Find out more about Sheffield Alumni Volunteers at:

www.sheffield.ac.uk/alumni/volunteering