Inspiring the Future
On Friday 4th February , we were delighted to welcome back six of KHS's Alumni, to speak to the Year 13 students about their academic and career journey's since leaving KHS.
All speakers gave students lots of valuable advice, drawn from their own experience at university and in the workplace. Some of the key messages were; the need to take time to find your passion, to follow the career which you most enjoy, the importance of 'soft skills' which are so crucial to any future employer.
Our Alumni included :
Suraj Sodha, a successful Business Entrepreneur who originally studied a Law degree, shared his story of selling sweets for profit in the playground at KHS.
Lorraine Obomanu a Trade Finance Analyst with a Master in Law from Cambridge University, who speaks Mandarin after working in Beijing.
Gopi Vekaria, originally wanted to be an Art Therapist, who took an Apprenticeship in Sports Leadership and is currently training to be a PE teacher at KHS,
Dhruvi Vyas,working as a solicitor in Hampstead, after changing her A Level course at the end of Year 12 , went on to study Law with Psychology at Southampton University.
Aarti Patel is a specialist Children's Nurse at Evelina Children's Hospital, who spoke of her tough battle with Dyslexia, to pass her GCSE English and secure a place at University.
Sandra Ernstoff, a former Head Girl at KHS and currently our Chair of Governors, graduated from Oxford University then changed her mind about a career in Journalism to pursue Accountancy, working in the local government sector.
Our warmest thanks to all our visiting speakers for volunteering their time to share their experiences and advice with our current sixth form students .