At 8.30pm on Wednesday the 9th March in the
Coffee Shop we had the pleasure of listening to Mr Mark Blythe. Mr Blythe
founded the hugely-successful Group GTI, which is the leading graduate job
recruiter for companies. Over the last 20 years he has helped 2.5 million
people find jobs. He started the talk by telling us a bit about his early
career in business. He started at Reading University studying land management,
but had a change of heart in his second year and decided to start up his own
business at the age of 21.
Mr Blythe then gave us advice on what we should be doing
over the next five years of our lives. He said that we must ensure that the
next five years are the most enjoyable and academically rigorous. Additionally,
he encouraged us to follow what we are really good and passionate about: the
stronger the course you are doing, the better network of people you will meet
to become business allies or partners.
He concluded the talk by giving us advice for university,
which was: to aim high, have a back-up plan, go and see the universities and do
well in your A-Levels. But above all being an interesting person, in his eyes,
was the most important attribute in order to succeed in getting into
universities and certain careers.
Report and Picture by Freddie Grant, H Social 6.1