July 9


07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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Careers, Online, Past

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London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

The Oxford Guild, SEO, and Redbrick Ivy are delighted to be hosting a highly relevant panel discussion about “Jobseeking in the midst of an Economic Crisis”, hosted by 3 successful 2008-9 graduates who work as leaders in top firms at 7pm BST on Thursday 9th July. Given that right now is a time of such uncertainty about what the future of the job market might be like, we felt it would be extremely helpful for students and young people to be able to interact with and hear from a group of people who have not just been through all of this before, but who have managed to become very successful having done so. They will offer insights into how they navigated their career path in the difficult circumstances of looking for their first job, and will give advice to current students and graduates as to how they ought to also. All are encouraged to attend and learn from the experiences of our distinguished panellists.

The first of our panellists is Laurent Guillemain, the UK CEO of HelloFresh. Soon after graduating in 2008, Laurent joined BCG, where he rose up the ranks for 8 years before moving to HelloFresh.

The second is Asha Patel, who is an Executive Director at the Nomura Group. In 2008 Asha held a place on the Lehman Brothers grad scheme when the financial crisis hit. Her story will be particularly useful to those who have cancelled job offers or internships.

The third is Yuri Khodjamirian, who spent 10 years as a successful Fund Manager at Majedie Asset Management. Yuri has now taken a year out to read an Mphil Bioscience Enterprise at Cambridge University and shares his insights on interesting topics at Snippet.Finance

The panel discussion will be chaired by Redbrick Ivy Founder and CEO, Alice Grant, who also graduated in 2008. After graduating without a job secured she went on to manage a billion a year in supply chain at M&S Food before heading to Stanford Business School for her MBA.

Concerned about your career prospects during times of economic and global crisis? Worried that Covid-19 might make it more difficult to find employment and gain experience? Had your job or internship moved online, postponed or cancelled? Heard horror stories about the difficulties of landing and converting jobs and internships during the Great Recession? In this invaluable session our panellists will seek to advise you not just on how best to navigate the current crisis, but how to use it to your advantage.

This event will be jointly hosted by the Oxford Guild, SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, a charity which prepares students from ethnic minority and low socioeconomic background for career success) and Redbrick Ivy (a members’ club for top graduates post-university). The Oxford Guild is also working in conjunction with its Collegium Global Network of top universities, Cambridge Guild, LSESU BIG, Imperial Finance Society, King’s Business Club, Warwick Finance Societies and other leading university societies, and supported by the Oxford Foundry, this event is 100% free and open to all.

We highly recommend you do not miss out so join us by registering here: – we will send those who register the link for the online event.



9 July, 2020


London, United Kingdom


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