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Get support: connect with Old Girls for higher education and careers advice

An exclusive network of support for SHSK alumnae

Our global community of over 6,000 Old Girls continue to connect with one another and the School. Our aim is to strengthen those connections - to recognise the wealth of life experience and expertise of our Old Girls; to share knowledge and ideas to achieve more, faster, and together - and to set the agenda on what the future for women in work can look like.

Our higher education and careers support page offers you the chance to connect with other Old Girls for advice on everything from university choices, to finding your way as a fresher right through to career and professional guidance and mentoring opportunities.

Help is here!

Our Old Girl network is able to offer career support and advice to recent leavers and fellow Old Girls as they embark on their career journey. Here are just some of the ways you could benefit:

Higher Education Advice

Benefit from advice on higher education choices, next steps after Sixth Form, or finding a 'St Helen's buddy' at your university.

The Kate Scheme

Benefit from a mentoring relationship with an Old Girl who has experience in your chosen career field.

Work experience or internship opportunities

Old Girls may be able to offer work experience placements or internship opportunities.

CV and interview advice

Get help tailoring your CV or writing an application. Gain confidence about interview skills.

Setting up and running a business

Get advice and support about setting up or running a business.

General careers advice and support

Get advice and help from Old Girls on a range of issues. Anything from taking a career break, to re-joining the world of work after a break. Perhaps you need advice on a workplace issue, or are looking for industry specific guidance. Our Old Girls can help.

Want to access career support?

Let us know by clicking the link below - it takes less than two minutes! (You'll need to first join SHSK's online alumnae network, if you aren't already a member)...

Want to access career support?

Let us know by clicking the link below - it takes less than two minutes! (You'll need to first join SHSK's online alumnae network, if you aren't already a member)...
Become a mentee | Join online network

The Mentee role and expectations

Initiate contact with your mentor

Take responsibility for personal development

Be prepared to be challenged

Be punctual and respectful with your mentor

Maintain a professional relationship, agreeing ground rules for communication methods and frequency.

Offer support: volunteer to give advice to current students or Old Girls

Registering your interest to offer current Sixth Form students and other Old Girls higher education and careers advice is easy. Simply complete one of our volunteering forms using the link below making sure you add as much information about your higher education or career experience so that we can make meaningful connections.

Once we receive your offer of help we will get in touch once we receive a request for help from a current student or recent leaver which closely matches your experience.

Generally, we ask Old Girls to offer their time and advice as part of our Higher Education advice morning which takes place in the summer term each year. We also get ad hoc requests throughout the year from individual students who are keen to find out more about particular universities or courses.

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