Over 100 students from Aquinas and Cheadle & Marple Colleges had the opportunity recently to hear from Sammi Wilde of Bellyflop TV about her career in film production.
Sammi spoke alongside other local companies Platform 81 and Ahoy at a Creative Media event, organised by Stockport focused initiative Gander, which gave students the chance to hear about career pathways into creative industries, as well as understanding the different roles that exist and how agencies work with their clients.
For Sammi it was a return to her former college and she was able to share her career story from college to her current role, illustrating the hard work required but also the opportunity and enjoyment that exists in this growing industry across Stockport.
The event had short initial presentations from the guest speakers and then had a lengthy Q&A, as the students were able to get answers to the questions that they wanted, as they consider a future career in creative media.
For Gander, this was another illustration of business and education coming together, helping local students get real insight into local business, helping them form decisions for their futures. Over 1000 students will have participated in Gander organised activities this year, with many Marketing Stockport members being heavily involved.
Find out more about Gander to register, promote your industry and help local students.