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”
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”
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”
My time at Essex was swift, yet wonderful. It was one year that went by way too quickly and I didn’t understand how much I really enjoyed it until afterwards.
From my experience, people attend university for a variety of reasons, but the bottom line is to try and increase their chances of getting the best start in their career.
After three amazing years of studying, socialising and embracing all aspects of university life, I walked out of my graduation ceremony feeling fairly convinced that the world was officially my oyster. I believed that it would be only a matter of weeks before I landed my dream job, but the hard and fast reality check followed shortly after!
Have you seen one of these ‘Life Hacks’ videos online? They show how to do basic things such as fold your shirts differently so they can fit into a suitcase. I wish I had known them earlier. In the corporate world, as I journey through mentorship and coaching , as well as in conversations with peers, I have gleaned that there may also be Corporate World Hacks!
Why do a Master’s degree? I think it is definitely an asset to your qualifications as well as your future professional employment.