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.
When I first started at university, the only thing I knew was that I wanted to join the Harry Potter Society. Being a dedicated Slytherin, no matter how much my anxiety tried to get the better of me, I just had to be a part of it. Continue reading “How being a part of a society at Essex landed me my dream job (and much more)”
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”
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”
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?
We all know that life at university can be challenging. But, when we take the right steps, we can eliminate any difficulties and extra stress – motivation is the key!
Graduation marks the finale of your university experience and the receipt of your degree certificate, but what about your university journey? Surely that matters too?
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!