Pembroke Careers Week: ‘Careers in unsettled times: succeeding against the odds’


During Week 8 of Trinity Term, Pembroke hosted Careers Week which consisted of a number of virtual events, online discussions, and the launch of the Pembroke Links platform.

The main event of the week was a Zoom discussion entitled ‘Careers in unsettled times: succeeding against the odds’ which was attended by more than 100 students and alumni. Panellists included Paul Forster, co-founder and former CEO of Indeed, Tazeen Hasan, a specialist in gender equality and development at the World Bank, and Peter Jones, the Chief Operating Officer of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The event was moderated by Gabriel Schenk, co-founder of the Tolkien Lecture series here at Pembroke. You can watch the replay of the discussion here

Careers Weeks also saw the launch of Pembroke Links. This web platform provides access to careers-focused video resources, including interviews of alumni by students and talks produced by alumni offering advice to students about various professions and occupations. Featured alumni and others who have offered to be career Mentors can be contacted by joining the Pembroke College Mentoring Group on LinkedIn.

The next Pembroke Careers week take place in Week 8 of Michaelmas Term 2020.