The inaugural Wyvern Week professional development program was delivered at Queen’s in July. The program comprised five nights of targeted professional development insight and tools for students and young Wyverns. It included sessions on workforce and employment trends, CV and interviewing skills, the art and science of networking, getting that grad job and managing your digital identity. There were panels of professionals providing in-depth discussion on their sectors and experiences, with the whole week culminating in mock interviews and an opportunity to network with Wyverns. All-in-all, a huge success.
In 2016 we envisage an even more robust program, possibly even opening it up to other residential Colleges to really position Queen’s at the fore of employability readiness.
Professional development and connecting Wyverns in the workplace can be a raison d’être of the Wyvern Society. It was heartening to see that so many in the community felt the same way, with nearly thirty Wyverns generously donating their time and expertise to the Wyvern Week program. Add this to the forty or so Wyverns acting as mentors to Queen’s graduate and third-year students, and we are starting to generate a formidable professional linkages program at College!
If you would like to get involved in professional mentoring or simply want to register your interest to contribute to the 2016 professional development program, please do get in touch:

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