Throughout the week, students met with a number of Westminster alumni and partners, visiting a range of professional environments. Made possible with the generous support of the Quintin Hogg Trust and offered by the University’s Alumni Team, the trip involved advice and discussions on students’ life after graduation and potential career paths.
Students were given an exclusive tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) by the Deputy Director, Dr Rex Ellis. It is the newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution and the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture with over 36,000 artefacts.
They also visited the headquarters of Under Armour, located in Baltimore, Maryland, where they were given a behind-the-scenes tour and an inspirational talk by Westminster alumna and Vice-President for Global Design Engine, Noreen Naroo-Pucci. Her talk showed students that hard work and determination can be the difference between achieving your dreams and falling just short. Since graduating from a Fashion degree in 1993, Noreen has had an exciting career across the world, working for companies like Fila, Marks & Spencer and Champion before taking the senior position in Under Armour.