Carl from Uptree came into School last week to deliver two workshops, to Year 12 students. There were over 30 students in each session. Carl shared information on careers within Law and STEM, as well as the work experience opportunities on offer.
Attending both Uptree workshops was very useful, as a person who wants to work in the tech industry, Carl [the person who hosted the workshop] gave a truly informative and welcoming presentation. He told us about the different types of careers for people who do STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics], and some salary figures for those jobs. He allowed us to ask multiple questions and wanted it to be as interactive for us. As it progressed, Carl started to show the different work experiences that Uptree offers such as from huge companies like ARM, Coca-Cola, and more. He emphasised how important work experience is and how it can separate individuals as the students you're going to go against when getting a job will have grades similar to you. For the Law workshop, it increased my general knowledge of the corporate world and he explained briefly the different areas of law while also giving examples to make us better understand such as Microsoft's acquisition of Activision and how some aspects work such as the reason why it is taking so long to finalise the deal, mainly due to different countries having different laws.
Iman Zaini Rusly [12G]