Posted Thursday 8 June 2017
The Kingston Business School welcomed alumni and students from the postgraduate Human Resource Management (HRM) and International HRM programmes onto campus for an evening networking reception on Wednesday 24th May. A panel of alumni shared their insights from their diverse career paths in the HR field, following their Master's degree at Kingston.
The panel comprised of MSc HRM and MSc International HRM alumni Lisa Henderson, Lorenzo Chiozzi, Emma-Louise Mills and Louise Casey, who discussed how their career journeys had been influenced by their time at Kingston, and gave advice to students and alumni on how to launch their careers after their studies. There was a great dynamic amongst the alumni panel, and the wealth of experiences and diverse backgrounds created an inspiring and informative session for everyone attending.
"Studying at Kingston University significantly supported me to progress from a HR Administrator to become a HR Business Partner today," said alumna Emma-Louise Mills, who graduated in 2016 with an MSc HRM with Commendation, and now works as an HR Business Partner at BMT Group Ltd.
"Kingston provided me opportunities which truly went over and above what I could ever have imagined; from being asked to be a guest lecturer and a paid researcher for an international financial institution, through to being a continued collaborator. Throughout the programme I found the exposure to leading practitioners as well as academics to be highly rewarding. I was able to acquire insight into the latest thinking and to understand challenges that faced the HR field in the 'real world' beyond my own organisation."
Current MSc HRM Student, Aisha Sana Khan described how motivating it was to hear from such successful alumni. "I would once again like to share my appreciation with Course Director Jelena Petrovic and Kingston Business School for arranging these kinds of events," Aisha said. "I hope we will have more similar events soon."
Dr Jelena Petrovic, Director of Postgraduate HRM programmes said that she was delighted to see that the event, which was the first of its kind at Kingston Business School, was a success. "I am very happy that we are keeping a close relationship with our alumni and that current students can benefit from it, Dr Jelana Petrovic said. "I am now planning to hold a series of events like this, with the next event to take place in the autumn this year. Our Alumni Officer Eleanor Luker and her team have been working closely with me and I am grateful for all their help and support."