Careers Day at BRIT 2018
Careers Day at The BRIT School
Wednesday 28th March was the BRIT Schools annual year 12 Careers Day, welcoming a wide variety of creative industry professionals into the school to inspire and talk to all of our year 12 students. The aim of the day was to give students an insight into working life and get them thinking about the career paths they are wanting to peruse, covering everything from job roles to higher education.
We were firstly thrilled to welcome our keynote speaker Caryn Franklin MBE a British fashion commentator and Professor of Diversity in Fashion. She was former Fashion Editor and Co-Editor of i-D Magazine in the '80s and has been a commentator on fashion, image and identity politics for nearly 35 years. Caryn gave an inspiring talk to the students about how she is a Disruptor, covering challenges, resilience and the importance of fun.
Sharing many words to wisdom Caryn told the students many tips surrounding resilience and collaboration. “Everyone in the creative world doubts themselves and is constantly looking to refine themselves and that’s why you should always support each other through collaboration and be honest about your floors. Accept them as we can’t do everything.” She expressed the importance of changing your thoughts encouraging students to “Always think of the positive things ‘I did the best I could do’.” Caryn ended her Q&A with a piece of invaluable advice “Be nice to people on the way up because they’re the people you’ll meet on the way down”.
Throughout the afternoon of the day our industry guests hosted a variety of 33 practical sessions, workshops, talks and Q&A panels relevant to the strand subjects. We welcomed alumni, higher education institutions, freelancers and business’. The students found the day engaging and insightful as well as a lot of fun. It was a great opportunity to get them thinking about the future.
A massive Thank you to all of our guests who attended Careers Day for your hard work, co-operation, enthusiasm and advice. Our students took so much away from this experience.