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Get support: connect with Old Girls for careers advice and mentoring

The information below is for recent leavers and alumnae embarking on their career journey. It is aimed to help you benefit from the experience and expertise of other SHSK alumnae and connect you to them for support and 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 careers support page offers you the chance to connect with other Old Girls for professional guidance, support 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)...
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.

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