Westminster Working Cultures (WWC) Professional offers international students and recent graduates a unique opportunity to learn virtually about the professional landscape, career opportunities and working life in the global labour market and, in particular, that of their home country. 

Attending WWC Professional events will give you a chance to learn from and network with a range of influential and successful Westminster alumni who left the UK after graduating to transition back and establish themselves professionally in their home countries. The events will explore ways to showcase a degree from the University of Westminster in international settings, CV advice and interview tips, local sector specific information and how to deal with reverse culture shock.

Events will be held virtually and give attendees the opportunity to hear from a panel of speakers and then participate in ‘breakout rooms’ for more in-depth discussions with each speaker. 

A list of alumni speakers, job titles and organisations they work for will be updated online and shared closer to the time.

Upcoming events in 2020-21

Semester 2 events

  • Thursday 24 June - WWC Professional, Media Careers: China 12.30–2pm BST
  • Saturday 26 June - WWC Professional, Career Insights: Europe 1.30–3pm BST

How to register

These events are free to attend, but you must register your place in advance. An event link will be sent shortly before the event begins. 

Register your place 

Previous events

WWC Professional, Career Insights: Africa (25 March)

Speakers included:

  • Gifty Andoh Appiah (MA Media and Development, Class of 2016) Dep. News Editor/Head, Show Host at The Pulse, JoyNews, based in Ghana
  • Karim Bousalem (MBA Class of 2001) North Africa Finance Director at Pfizer, based in Morocco
  • Lynda Ori (MA International Business and Management, Class of 2011); Senior Marketing and Communications at PwC, based in Nigeria
  • Anil Singh Rana FRICS, (MSc Construction Project Management, Class of 2012), Project Manager, Mentor and Founder of CPD Ltd, based in Mauritius

WWC Professional, Career Insights: Latin America (27 March)

Speakers included:

  • André Modenesi (MA Media Management, Class of 2016) Screenwriter at Rede Globo, based in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Barbara Loedel Rois (MA Events and Conference Management, 2014), Marketing and Comms. Associate Manager at Accenture, based in Colombia
  • Fabiola Olivares Rodríguez (MA International Human Resource Management, Class of 2010), Climate Change Coordinator at WWF Mexico
  • Gonzalo Oliva Beltrán, (LLM Corporate Finance Law, Class of 2006) Partner at BARREIRO, OLIVA, DE LUCA, JACA & NICASTRO Abogados, Based in Argentina

WWC Professional, Career Insights: Sri Lanka (20 February)

Speakers included:

  • Siraj Mashood, (BA Business Management, International Business, Class of 2015 University of Westminster, London) Senior Associate at Stax Inc., based in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Eshanka Kodituwakku, (BEng Software Engineering, University of Westminster, IIT) Senior eCommerce Consultant at Sana Commerce, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Eshara Fonseka, (BSc Information Systems with Business Management, Class of 2010, University of Westminster, IIT) Senior Account Manager and Integration Specialist at Yenlo, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands

WWC Professional, Career Insights: India ( 25 November)

Speakers included:

  • Jigar Mehta, (MA Marketing Communications, 2009), Co-Founder and Director at Nectwork
  • Mahima Kaul, (MA Communication Policy, 2006), Director, Public Policy at Twitter
  • Rahat Kulshreshtha, (BA Media Studies, Film and TV Production, 2010), CEO at Quidich Innovation Labs
  • Rajat Singh, (MSc Computer Networks & Distributed Computing, 2002), Solutions Architect at Accenture

WWC Professional, Career Insights: China (3 December)

Speakers included:

  • Nancy Wang, (MA Communication and Media Studies, 2005), Business lead, TV/Video professional
  • Josie Zhang, (BA Business Management, 2006), President and Country Head at Burberry
  • Chang Chen, (MA Global Media, 2014) Global Media Head at BIGO
  • Lynne Lin, (MA Translation and Interpreting, 2014) Translation and Interpreting professional, UN Contractual Translator

Who can attend?

All undergraduate and postgraduate international students, as well as overseas recent graduates from any course across the University are especially encouraged to attend as each event will focus on a specific country or region with local speakers who will share their professional journey and provide practical information about finding a job in their sector.  

How is the programme funded?

This programme has been generously funded by the Quintin Hogg Trust and is run by the Westminster Working Cultures team based in the University’s Alumni Relations Office.

Our commitment to embracing diversity and promoting equality 

If you have any accessibility requirements or concerns that may affect your participation in WWC Professional, please email us at [email protected]. Please note, any information you disclose will be confidential.