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Careers Panel, Nov 2016

last modified Nov 15, 2016 05:26 PM
First-hand career highlights from some of our graduates

At the Careers Panel event on 8 November 2016, our undergraduate students enjoyed hearing about the experiences and career highlights of some of our graduates who are now working in very varied roles across a whole range of industry sectors.

The speakers discussed their careers since leaving Cambridge, including factors such as work-life balance, desired organisational values and the types of corporate support available.  The event also provided our students with some recruitment opportunities.

The students commented on how grateful they were for being able to hear first-hand about the career highlights of the Chemical Engineers on the panel and the valuable advice the experts were able to give. Ray Fan, CUCES Careers Rep and Panel Moderator, said it was, "An inspiring and memorable afternoon with an interesting group of speakers."

Peter Harding from the University of Cambridge Careers Office praised the advice given by graduates and commented, "The Cambridge Chemical Engineering degree has one of the highest employment rates of any degree, because of the very impressive record of the curriculum and the way engineers work."

CEB would like to thank all the industry reps who have contributed to the CEB Careers Panel

  • Dr Rachel Cooke, SABMiller Head of Manufacturing Development - Global ǀ Operational Excellence & Strategy
  • Stephen Watson, Principal (Risk Practice) at Arthur D. Little
  • Amanda Talhat, PepsiCo Materials & Process Chemist
  • Karin Sydow, FLUOR, Senior Process Engineer
  • Ritika Sood, Braun UK&I Market Strategy, Procter & Gamble
  • Emma Cull, Process Engineer at Jacobs Engineering
  • Jenny Overton, Senior Consultant at Chartwell Consulting
  • Laetitia Thuysbaert, RSC Pack Tech Engineering Manager at GSK
  • and Myrice Palor, Junior Process Engineer at GSK

For graduates working in industry wishing to get involved and represent their company at similar events in the future please contact Elena Gonzalez on

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