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A-Z of mentors

Layla Ali (2010)

Subject: Spanish and Russian

Occupation: Devolution Policy Lead - Department of Health and Social Care

Sector: Government and Politics

Layla is happy to offer advice on careers in events and the civil service, general advice (especially for language students) on careers and life after university.

Contact: Linkedin

Katie Allen (2000)

Subject: Modern Languages (French and German)

Occupation: Regional Director – Wall Street Journal

Sector: Publishing & Journalism

Katie can offer advice on working and living aboard, as well as answer questions about the media and publishing industry

Contact: Email us

Mahgul Ansari (2000)

Subject: German

Occupation: Assistant Fund Manager

Sector: Financial Services

Mahgul is happy to offer careers advice to those considering a career in Equities, as well as support on how to conduct stock analysis. She is particularly interested in helping women and BAME individuals interested in investment management.

Contact: Linkedin

Gabriela Arias (2017)

Subject: MSc Law and Finance

Occupation: Associate – Bishopfield Capital Partners

Sector: Financial Services

Gabriela is happy to offer careers advice, or any other career support.

Contact: Linkedin

Geoffrey Austin (1983)

Subject: Chemistry

Occupation: Managing Director – Moelis & Company

Sector: Financial Services

Contact: Email us

Rona Aydin (2015)

Subject: MBA

Occupation: Founder & CEO

Sector: Business and Entrepreneurship, Education

Rona is happy to provide general career advice, advice about applying for post-graduate education. She is also able to provide advice to those interested in entrepreneurship or education.

Contact: Linkedin

Peter Barker (2000)

Subject: Physics

Occupation: Barrister and Legal Advisor, Logistics Officer – Royal Navy

Sector: Government and Politics, Law

Peter would be delighted to talk to any Oriel student or graduate who is considering a military or legal career, especially at the Employed Bar.

Contact: Email us

Clara Barnett (2006)

Subject: History

Occupation: Head of Strategy and Governance – Government Digital Service (International Unit), Cabinet Office

Sector: Government and Politics

Clara is happy to talk to those interested in careers in international development and/or diplomacy, in both the government and multilateral sector (UN/World Bank).

Contact: Linkedin

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