14 MBA candidates visited Oxford High School yesterday to give a careers talk to the school’s students.
The event was organised by Michael Gill, Associate Professor in Organisation Studies at Saïd Business School in response to a request he received from student Hazel Gage.
Hazel commented: ‘The event was very well attended and engaging, with lots of positive feedback afterwards. It gave our students real insights about business and entrepreneurial careers. Thank you SBS!’
During the half hour talk the MBAs each discussed their diverse career journeys; from roles in the Hollywood film industry through to finance, science, social entrepreneurship and professional rugby playing.
‘What a day’ said Dr. Claudia Strobel, head of careers at Oxford High School. ‘A huge thank you to the MBA candidates from Saïd Business School.’
‘I’m very grateful to the MBAs who took part in this fantastic event,’ said Associate Professor Gill. ‘They come from a huge variety of backgrounds, with 62 nationalities represented in the cohort this year. The school’s students hopefully got a sense of the great breadth of career journeys they could take – not just in the UK, but across the world. I believe hearing real life stories and examples can be much more meaningful than reading written documents, and I hope Oxford High School’s students enjoyed the talk as much as the MBAs enjoyed giving it.’
‘I joined the talk today because as a young student I would have loved this opportunity - to hear and learn about people’s experiences and see what’s possible,’ reflected Sarah Hofmann (2018 MBA). ‘When I was in their position, I never thought that I would be studying at Oxford University today. I hope it’s opened their eyes to what’s out there in the world.’