We offer Downe House girls support and guidance on career options through DH Links when they are at School and it is a network they can continue to access and contribute to far beyond their time with us, wherever in the world they are. Our alumnae community and close links with our parents enable DH Links to identify and develop work shadowing and internship opportunities as well as to run professional networking groups for girls, alumnae and parents across a range of professional sectors and interests.
DH Links offers networking connections for the whole community and acts as a focal point for current pupils or alumnae across the globe who want to share or receive careers-based knowledge, guidance and information. Many Downe House parents also commit their personal and professional expertise, making the programme an enviable and invaluable resource.
Find out more about to get involved with DH Links.
“I was really pleased to be able to offer Emily some work experience in Nursing. I love my career and felt proud to be able to share my knowledge with someone from a new generation of Downe House.”
Vanessa Andreae (DH 1989)
The support and involvement from our alumnae community is a source of great pride for the School. Whether it’s visiting to give talks and workshops that give our girls an insight into career pathways, jobs and business ventures, joining or hosting one of our professional networking groups, or facilitating work shadowing or internships, they are testament to the adage
Once a Downe House girl, always a Downe House girl
Throughout the year, DH Links professional cluster groups offer an opportunity for girls, alumnae and parents with similar professional interests to network, share ideas and make contacts.
DH Links can help current girls and alumnae build their networks and expand their opportunities. There are many different ways in which our alumnae support each other professionally; through attending networking events, one -to-one mentoring or internships.
Through the Foundation Office, DH Links is in contact with over 3,000 former Downe House girls who are located all over the world. DH Links is actively seeking alumnae and parents who would be willing to assist current girls of any age or alumnae with careers advice and guidance.
Alumnae and parents can offer a wide range of support, from advising others on a one-to-one mentoring basis, by offering work shadowing or internships, or by coming to talk at Downe House about their career path since leaving school.
Whether you are a current girl, recent graduate or established alumna, DH Links can provide you with the support of a mentor who can offer career advice and guidance.
The DH Links service is open to all current Downe House girls and alumnae. Whether you are an alumna, current or past parent and would like to offer your services as a mentor or speaker, provide an internship or work shadowing placement or would like to get involved in the Cluster Group events or if you are a current pupil or alumna who is seeking support and guidance please do get in contact to register your interest and share your contact details.Join DH Links here