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Written by Daniel Kirby on 6th January 2017

Searchlight had a busy couple of months in the build up to Christmas with our staff appearing at a variety of different events and providing advice and guidance for students and young people. Here’s a brief summary of what we got up to, and let’s hope the next few months provide some opportunities to continue the hard work!

 CATHY AT ERIC - Sunday 6th November

eric festival 2016

Early in November our MD Cathy Alford was a guest speaker at ERIC festival, the inaugural event of an initiative which was launched to educate the future generation on the opportunities available in the creative sector.

Cathy was a guest speaker in a panel aimed at explaining the various options young people have for finding a career in the media industry. She gave advice on how those in attendance could go about gaining the experience required to break into such a difficult industry.

It was a successful event with over fifty companies involved, from Channel 4 to Disney, and we look forward to seeing how the next one goes.

ALISON AT LBS - Tuesday 8th November

london business school

Shortly after Cathy’s appearance at ERIC festival, Searchlight were delighted to be invited to co-host a panel at London Business School, which was aimed at students from across their programmes and in partnership with the LBS Technology & Media Club.

Our senior consultant Alison Mathers was part of a great panel, with whom she discussed the media landscape, typical corporate roles business students could go into, and gave advice for searching for roles in the sector.

Please click here to find some examples that we feel are helpful for anyone looking to explore a career in the media industry!

AMY & AUDREY AT RTS - Tuesday 15th November

 royal television society event

Another event in a busy month saw our senior consultants Amy and Audrey visit BFI Southbank for the Royal Television Society's Student Programme Masterclass.

This was an opportunity for students looking to enter the media industry to meet and learn from a range of industry professionals, and as experienced media recruiters, Amy and Audrey offered to put on an additional one-on-one CV clinic.

They were able to give some excellent advice to the students and overall it was a hugely successful event which Searchlight are proud to have been part of!