There's no business like show business at SHMM's Employability Day
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From an ex-department store worker sharing her journey to becoming Education Executive for NYX Professional Make-up, to a special FX professional who began her career in fashion, there were also plenty of opportunities for students to learn about unconventional career paths in cosmetics.
It was not just students who benefitted from the event. Top make-up and hair designer Lisa George took the opportunity to source fresh, new talent to support her work in film and TV. She will take a set of lucky UCB students on placement with her this September.
“Very often in the make-up industry, work is found by word-of-mouth,” added SHMM lecturer Jane Lumb. “This year’s Employability Day has been a great opportunity for our students to network with and learn from successful make-up artists, but also for potential employers to see the professionalism, talent and passion of many of our students.”
Those with a few minutes to spare grabbed supplies for budding make-up kits, with pop-up stalls from Smashbox, NYX Professional Make-up, The Make-up Armory and Neill’s Materials selling top-quality materials at discounted prices.