A Cornish school has launched a new service offering advice on education and career paths to sixth formers and alumni.
Truro School Connected is designed to put users in contact with a wide professional network comprising alumni, parents, governors and staff. While it starts in sixth form, TSConnected will continue as a resource for any stage of life.
The school reports that alumni from across the globe have signed up to be part of the initiative, offering to review CVs, become university representatives or offer internships and shadowing days.
“It’s really helpful to talk to someone who’s just set out on their career or just started their university course,” said director of admissions, Jayne Grigg, “in addition to somebody who is long-established in a particular field; there is help at every single point in the process.
“Not only that, Truro School Connected helps alumni help each other, so this isn’t exclusive to current sixth form students.
Grigg continued: “Talking to people at various stages of their career is really important. We want to offer Truro School students the widest of opportunities to discover the many careers out there and give them an opportunity to discover careers they had previously never heard of.
“It means that our sixth form as well as our fourth and fifth years can get hands-on advice, and give them a real view of what’s going on in the world.”
The initiative includes building upon the pre-existing annual Truro School alumni networking event in London, with a gathering also slated to be held in Bristol in February.