Careers in Economics Webinar Series 2020-21Monday 8 Feb 2021
Over the past few years we have found that students from Warwick’s Economics Department have highly valued the opportunity to meet with employers and former students of the Department to explore the range of economics related careers.
For the 2020-21 academic year, we will be hosting a new series of webinars covering a range of topics. We hope that you take this opportunity to learn about the skills that employers value in economics graduates and find out more about how to apply for the positions that they offer in their companies.
Please note that these events are for current students only. You will be able to find the link to join the webinars in Tabula or in an email that has been sent to you.
Wednesday 2 December
Alumni Career Journeys
Introductions - Professor Caroline Elliott
Speaker 1: Helena Quinn - Data and Technology Insight Adviser at Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
Speaker 2: Caroline Escott - Senior Investment Manager at RPMI Railpen
Q&A with the speakers - Professor Caroline Elliott and Stephanie Redding, Senior Careers Consultant
Close – Professor Caroline Elliot
About the Speakers
Helena’s career journey has taken her from PPE at Warwick with an intercalated year in Berlin onto a Masters in International Affairs in Geneva. She has worked in New Zealand as a Tutor in Policy Analysis at the University of Wellington and as an Independent Policy Analyst for a leading independent consultancy. More recently she has worked as a Senior Strategy Officer for The Alan Turing Institute before moving to her current role with the CMA. Helena will talk about how she influenced others to create roles especially for her and how she has also ended up doing jobs that she didn’t even know existed.
Caroline was selected as one of Financial News’s 2020 Top 25 of Rising Stars of Asset Management in Europe and also won Investment Week's Investment Woman of the Year in 2019. After her undergraduate studies at Warwick Caroline gained a distinction for her MSc in International Political Economy at LSE and also graduated top of her year. Early in her career Caroline worked as a Research Intern to David Willetts MP. She has also worked as a Senior Parliamentary Researcher/Chief of Staff at the House of Commons and as Head of Public Policy and Programme Director for the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) . More recently she has worked at the Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) and for the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association in Senior Policy roles. She then moved to her current role with RPMI Railpen where she is responsible leading global corporate governance activities; developing and implementing RPMI Railpen's active ownership strategy; leading external manager monitoring on Environmental, Social and Governance and stewardship.