A day typically starts with my daily commute. I’m Essex/Greater London-based and it generally takes an hour. My journey gives me time to think about the day ahead, catch up on any legal stories that may be worth developing, as well as checking world news. Continue reading “A day in the life: Journalist”
When I graduated in 2015 I imagined my future very different to how it has turned out. I don’t think anyone would have pictured me working in the industries I have. However, here I am with a new set of skills which have enabled me to finally find what I have been searching for. Despite never having worked in the Marketing/Communications sector, I managed to break into the field with the valuable experience I gained in other industries along with some creative short courses such as a Adobe Premier Pro workshop.
This Summer, in the middle of a sweltering heatwave, I stepped onto the Colchester Campus of Essex University for the first time in 20 years. Continue reading “Learning Curves”
I remember re-reading my dissertation a month after my graduation. I knew that I could not just leave it there, it had to be more than a paper. My dissertation was about the pay gap and why it still existed in a strong economy like the UK. Continue reading “Starting my own social enterprise”
Last week, I travelled back to my university to support the ‘Career Conversations’ event for current students. I loved my three years at the University of Essex and was glad to have an opportunity to give back. Continue reading “How to find work experience in the Marketing and PR sector”
At the start of my final year at Essex I had no idea what I wanted to do after my degree. So many of my friends were in the same boat. Post-grad life was looming but if you ignore it, it’s not a problem, right? Continue reading “Finding work abroad after graduating”
We have all heard that in today’s job market: “it isn’t what you know, it’s who you know.” When I was looking for jobs in the not-for-profit sector this, and the presumption I wasn’t going to make a lot of money, was constantly repeated to me. Continue reading “The inside scoop: Not-for-profit sector”
It’s been six years since my graduation and I can vividly recall my first day at the University of Essex, just like yesterday. My dad and I had travelled from Lagos, Nigeria to the UK about a week before.
You’ll stand at the bottom of Keynes Tower and look up. You’ll gaze all the way to the top of this huge grey tower and think, ‘oh goodness- am I really doing this?