5 must read blogs from ISE events

Jun 23, 2021 | Sector & policy

Some of the ISE’s most popular event speakers share tips and advice.

Ahead of next week’s virtual ISE Student Recruitment Conference 2021 we look back at some of our most popular blogs from speakers both old and new.

1. 6 pillars to help women achieve career success

Founder of FemPeak, tech philosopher, entrepreneur and LinkedIn Top Voice, Somi Arian is one of our headline speakers at this year’s ISE Student Recruitment Conference 2021. She will address the lack of female presence in the top tier most technical fields and the six factors that underlie it. As well as sharing new insights, she will discuss how companies can overcome these barriers. For a sneak preview read some of her brilliant advice in her blog 6 pillars to help women achieve career success.

2. 5 Rules to recalculate your career in 2021

Best-selling author Lindsey Pollak is no stranger to ISE members and we had fantastic feedback from her recent session at our Student Development Conference in March. If you missed her there, read her blog on 5 Rules to recalculate your career in 2021. Or you can catch her at our Student Recruitment Conference where she will be offering advice off the back of her new book ‘Recalculating – navigate your career through the changing world of work,’ reviewed by Stephen Isherwood.

3. 5 tips for building virtual communities

Also at this year’s Development Conference, Dr Khairunnisa Mohamedali from The Smarty Train looked back at the past year to offer advice on remote working and the impact on building development programmes for those early on in their careers. Her blog on 5 tips for building virtual communities offers practical advice on building a sense of community for virtual or hybrid development programmes.

4. How to support mental health at work

Research from Mental Health Alliance found that 83% of students were more likely to apply to an employer that is open about its commitment to mental health. CEO Poppy Jaman OBE shared the research as well as advice on how employers can promote and support good mental health in the workplace at last year’s Development Conference. Her blog How to support mental health at work offers a summary with five top tips.

5. Acing student development AC (After Covid)

One of the most popular sessions at this year’s Development Conference saw Bob Athwal from The Student Job Coach coin ‘BC (before Covid) DC (during Covid) AC (after Covid)’. He shares some of his observations from the past year in his blog Acing student development AC as well as advice for the year ahead and beyond.

ISE’s annual Student Recruitment Conference is our biggest event of the year.  Delivered over three days – 29 June to 1 July 2021 – this virtual event brings together hundreds of early talent professionals to discover the latest developments in student recruitment and showcase their experiences and plans for the future.

There is still time to take part – find out more or book your ticket 


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