On this page you will find useful guides, interviews and articles that provide insight and knowledge into different industries and careers. This library of resources will be updated regularly, and members of the OC Society are welcome to share any resource they have found useful or interesting.
On Thursday 19th November 2020, the Cranleigh Network hosted a virtual Careers in Media event. As part of this event, we interviewed Alan Rusbridger, Sue Llewellyn and Rob Curling about their careers to date. All interviews are available to view here. We hope you enjoy listening to the views of these OCs who have forged successful careers in the media industry, and find the advice they offer useful. In the Personal Stories section of this page you will find written interviews with Will Stocks who works as a 3D artist in the games industry, and Benji Millar, an OC who chose not to go to university straight from school and who has found a different route into the media industry.
Our second virtual networking event took place on Tuesday 11th May based around Women in Business. Much has been written about the positives and negatives of holding female only networking events but we felt it was relevant to have an evening where female speakers shared their stories. A video of the talks given by OCs Deborah Gray and Nikki Earthrowl, and Toucan Tech founder Kate Jillings will be shared here soon. Prior to the evening we also spoke with another OC Andrea Sparke and the recording of her interview can be found here too. We hope you enjoy hearing about the careers these ladies have forged and although the event was called Women in Business, we think everyone will find what they have to say interesting.
Please click here to read an interview with one of our younger OCs, Sophia Ambrose about her career to date and the choices she has made so far. Her story can also be found in the Personal Stories section of this page along with interviews with other OCs about their careers.
Kate Jillings is the co-founder of Toucan Tech, the platform that develops the software the OC Society portal runs on and was our first speaker of the evening. Click on the button below to hear what Kate had to say.
Our second speaker was Old Cranleighan Nikki Earthrowl a Managing Director at Macquarie Group, who spoke about her career to date and answered questions sent in on the evening.
Our final speaker of the evening was Old Cranleighan Deborah Gray who is a director of Totem Partners, a recruitment consultancy. Deborah was interviewed on the evening and took further questions from those listening. Click below to watch the conversation.
MEDIA - Interview with Will Stocks (North 2008-2013) about his career as a 3D artist in the games industry.
MEDIA - OC Benji Millar (East 2014-2017) chose not to go to university immediately after finishing A Levels. Read his account of breaking into the media industry in a different way as an alternative route the career you want.
FASHION - Bunmi Olaye (Loveday 1998-2000) attended The University of East London after Cranleigh and launched her first label Bunmi Koko in 2009. In 2013 she started her self-titled fashion line Bunmi, designing bespoke bridal and evening wear. Read her story of her she forged her career in fashion.
ARMED FORCES - Tori Turner was one of the first girls to join Cranleigh not just for Sixth Form when it became fully co-ed in 1999. After graduating from university, she became a commissioned officer in the RAF and completed her training as a Typhoon pilot. Read the story of her career here and how she faces the balance between career and family.