Thursday, 19 January 2012
: A first-timer’s view Newcastle
Above all, the opportunity to form links with fellow new professionals as well as meeting, face-to-face, people I’d previously only known from a distribution list or email conversation. These connections are proving vital, six months on, not only in my current role with Harvey Ingram LLP, but for laying the foundations of my own career progression.
There’s also the frisson of excitement in discovering new places. Simply walking to the Sage Centre Gateshead centre I crossed the
Tyne, saw the bridges and was opposite the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
Having suppliers there as well meant I could speak to individuals more informally and learn about new products from the angle that was relevant to me. The seminar programme allowed me to choose sessions to suit my interests and the area of the legal market I’m working in – including personal development, social media, specific corporate legal information, new products and the progress of some personal projects.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Conference to first timers, not only for its content, but for the atmosphere, networking opportunities and, particularly the friendly and genuine interest of others to find out about you and your role and the opportunities this provides for peer learning in practice.
Oh and the sandwiches were pretty impressive too!
Contributed by: Helen Marshall
Posted by Sally Peat at 15:24