Archives: Sessions

Entrepreneurship and Investing in Scale-Up Businesses with Positive Impact

31 July 2022

Mark Hudson talks about his experiences of building and investing in high-growth scale-up enterprises (including raising venture capital funding), focusing on two which also achieve positive social and environmental impact (DOT Glasses and Clim8 Invest). His earlier career included strategy consulting (OC&C), private equity investing (Graphite Capital) as well as helping to set up and […]

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Mel Exon ‘A career in the creative industries’

27 October 2021

Mel is a board advisor, trustee and writer with 25 years’ operational board experience working in commercial creative and nonprofit organisations. Previously the Group CEO of Sunshine, the London & Los Angeles-based brand & entertainment company, she was also the Managing Director of BBH, the creative agency, where she worked for 19 years. Whilst there, […]

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Francisca Hamilton (Ap 2014) MSc TU Delft (2019-2021), Netherlands Architectural Assistant, Vastint Hospitality

21 June 2021

After completing her International Baccalaureate at Wellington, Francisca went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Cambridge in Architecture and is currently undertaking her Master of Science in Architecture at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands whereby the Master programme here is thought to be at the forefront of technological […]

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Tips for a Successful Veterinary Career, Dr Mark O’Byrne BSc (Hons) BvetMed MRCVS

09 June 2021

If you are interested in a Veterinary Career we would recommend you watch this thorough talk from Mark O’Bryne who covers a wide range of topics from why he chose to get into the Veterinary field, what he had to do to get there, why he loves it and just how diverse and fun the […]

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Lillie Parker (Hn 2010) ST2 Paediatrics at University Hospital Southampton NHS FT

04 June 2021

Are you interested in a career relating to the Medical and Health professions? If so we would recommend you listen to this fabulous well thought out and prepared pre-recorded talk by Lillie Parker who talks us through her medical career to date and answers questions submitted to her by Wellington’s very own Medic Society at […]

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Chris Tuite

Dr. Sir Christopher Tuite, Bt (Hl 1968) Conservation Programme and REDD+ Adviser Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.

24 May 2021

This is the second of two talks provided by Chris. The second and final talk focuses on the specific work he is doing with a forest carbon project in Kenya. This gives an indication of a conservation programme that you could be involved in if you chose to investigate career opportunities within this field. Watch […]

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In Conversation with OW Sarah Charig (Ap 2004) Applied Technology: Project Manager at Norton Rose Fulbright ‘Changing your career’

10 May 2021

We recently held a virtual ‘In Conversation’ with OW Sarah Charig who is currently working at Norton Rose Fulbright as a Product Project Manager in the Applied Technology team. Whilst at Wellington Sarah studied History, Art French and Maths. She played hockey and tennis, and played the cello in the College Orchestra. After Wellington, Sarah […]

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Surviving and Thriving Working Relationships Based on First Hand Experience

04 May 2021

Natasha started her career at a small publishing business straight from university in the early ’90s. After 5 years she moved to Emap to run the commercial part of women’s magazines division, including brands like Elle, Red and Heat.  After having her sons she then moved to the business to business side of EMAP running, magazines, events […]

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Chris Tuite

‘A Career in Environmental Conservation’

30 April 2021

If you are interested in conservation, climate change and environmental matters then this talk is for you! Listen to Chris, a lifetime conservationist with a Ph. D from Bristol in zoology/ecology talk about his career where after working for 30 years in the USA as an accountant he worked for some of the biggest and […]

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Guy de Beaujeu (Hn 85) Independent Film Producer, Fluidity Films.

23 April 2021

If you are interested in the ‘Film Industry’ then this short insightful and thorough pre-recorded talk is for you! Guy attended Wellington between 1980 and 1985 and is a producer and writer, known for Journey’s End (2017), Private Peaceful (2012) and What You Will (2012). He recently completed The Laureate and will shoot Stephen Fry’s […]

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Jeremy Barker (Pn 05) Clifford Chance LLP

01 April 2021

Are you interested in or considering a career in Law? If so, then this fascinating and insightful session is for you! Jeremy Barker talks us through his career journey since Wellington to joining Clifford Chance in 2011 and what his role as a Senior Associate entailed. Please note that since this recording and publication from […]

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Aleena Khan (Ap 2014) Visualiser and Architectural Assistant at Conran and Partners

01 April 2021

Watch Aleena talk about embarking in her career into the architectural field and listen to her touch upon what key skills are needed and the wide breadth of roles available! At Wellington Aleena was a keen debater, a College Ambassador and a House Prefect who enjoyed Hockey and Netball. After Wellington, Aleena completed her Bachelor […]

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‘In Conversation with Tom Chitty’ (T 2008)

01 April 2021

Tom is a multimedia journalist ​for CNBC. He writes articles and occasionally reports for live TV but his main role is producing ​and presenting videos for CNBC’S digital platforms: CNBC.com, their YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This session is aimed at current 6th form students and young OWs who wish to find out more about a career in […]

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Chris Davies (R 2015) Founder of ASMRdB, VP and Head of Engineering at BonFire Records.

01 April 2021

Are you interested in or considering a career in the music industry? If so, then this unique and intuitive recording is for you! Chris Davies talks us through his career journey since Wellington to founding ASMRdB, a label/distributor delivering niche audio genres to major DSPs and his work with BonFire Records. After leaving Wellington, Chris […]

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Tom Wharton (M 96) Shirtmaker & Tailor, Barrington Ayre ‘My Career in Marketing & Fashion’

01 April 2021

After leaving College, Tom Wharton read Music at Newcastle University before working in media sales for a number of years. After turning his energies to running Summer Camps, bringing foreign children to England during the summer holidays to learn English and experience English culture, he joined a small tailors based in London. Initially brought on board […]

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In Conversation with OW David Spink (L 84) ‘Changing your Career’

31 March 2021

We recently held a virtual ‘In Conversation with’ session with David Spink (L 84) who spent 17 years in the Marketing Agency world before reinventing his career and setting up David Spink Photography: Website: www.davidspinkphotography.com Instagram: David Spink (@davidspinkphotography) • Instagram photos and videos Facebook: @DavidSpinkPhotography After Wellington David attended St Mary’s University, Twickenham and […]

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Law Networking Event

31 March 2021

Mark Milliken-Smith, Q.C. specialises in criminal, regulatory and sports law, is our Law career opportunity group leader and Governor and he hosted a fascinating session alongside 3 brilliant OWs; Chris Macfarlane: VP, Associate General Counsel at Peloton Interactive, Harry Orpen-Smellie: Dispute Resolution Associate at Seladore Legal and India Flanagan: Barrister at Thomas More Chambers. Our […]

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The Meaning of Marketing and Social Media

31 March 2021

Jonas Nagel CEO & Founder of 4 different companies in various fields give us an overview of his fascinating career in social media marketing so far, discussing how he got to where he is today and sharing some helpful tips and advice. Jonas Nagle is a 22-year-old CEO & Founder of 4 different companies in […]

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‘Entrepreneurship – A Career for the Dolphin?’

04 February 2021

As an “Old Dolphin” herself, with over 20 yrs of entrepreneurial adventures, Zoe draws on some of the qualities you can learn from Dolphins in their evolution from land mammals to navigating the waters of the world. Being an entrepreneur is much more than a job, it’s a life choice. One that has both immense […]

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My Career in Finance

04 February 2021

In this fascinating session Kate Ferry talks us through her career journey, what the role of a CFO entails, and shares a range of brilliant tips and advice. Kate is currently CFO of TalkTalk Ltd, however, she has recently announced her move to the McLaren Group as CFO. Prior to joining TalkTalk in 2017, Kate […]

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Virtual Marketing Event

02 February 2021

Are you looking to find out more on the exciting world of marketing? If so this live virtual talk is just for you. In this interactive session, OWs Charlie Dundas, (Bd 95), Anna Rowe-Thomas (Ap 95), Edward Mallaburn (A 00) and George Tysoe (L 03) will talk you through their career journeys so far, share […]

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How to raise £5M from VCs straight out of University

02 February 2021

In this Life Beyond Wellington talk, Hugo talks through his fascinating career so far and offers an insight into the process of starting a company, coming up with an idea, validating your ideas, raising funding and much more. After graduating with a Masters in Renewable Energy at Exeter University Hugo founded a start-up called: ChargedUp – which has […]

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Resilience Workshop

07 October 2020

We are delighted that Bill Lawry, current parent and founder and CEO of Ascend will be hosting this very exciting workshop on resilience. Bill has hosted numerous workshops over the last few months for our wider Wellington Community and we are delighted that he will back hosting this fascinating workshop for our current 6th form […]

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Getting Started in a Career in Life Sciences

29 September 2020

In this session Matt talks through his fascinating career journey in life sciences from studying Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh to his current role as Director of Project Services at Q2 Solutions. Matt explains how he got to where he is today and shares some brilliant tips and advice to help you achieve […]

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Wellbeing and a Fulfilling Career

04 September 2020

Our mental health is paramount. Think about it; what are we doing if not figuring out ways to live that have us feel good, satisfied and happy? Chris shares his own mental health story and how your own personal wellbeing links to a satisfying career. He also talks through how we can all incorporate small […]

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