Category Archive: My Answer

Various graduates answers to THAT question: "What are you going to do afterwards?".

Dec 21

“I had absolutely no idea I would end up doing this, but everything’s worked out fine in the end and I’m perfectly happy.” – Andy’s Answer

Andy Grayson, Secondary School Teacher “Hello, my name’s Andy and I graduated in 2014 from Bath University, with a 2:1 in Sociology. Having always had low aspirations, my intention since about GCSE stage had been to take the easiest possible subject at the best possible university, then by hanging onto the coattails of the institution’s prestige …

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Dec 16

“If I had one bit of advice it would be this: Don’t look for a career.” – Glenn’s Answer

Glenn Tosek, Digital Information Assistant, University of Reading I graduated from the University of Southampton in 2014 and was completely relaxed about careers and the future. I’d had an amazing three years at university and always felt these things have a way of figuring themselves out in the end. Besides, I felt I’d earned a …

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Oct 27

“I resigned at the end of my first day.” – Nicky’s Answer

Nicky Denovan, Co-Founder and Director, PR agency EvokedSet I graduated from Reading in 1998, equipped with a clutch of student loans, a good degree in English Literature, and a very sketchily-formed notion of working as an editor.  The week after graduation, I accepted a job as a junior editor at a scientific publishing company.  But …

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Oct 06

“Three years after graduating, I plucked up the courage to get my dream job.” – Beth’s Answer

Beth Leslie, Content Writer, Inspiring Interns For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a writer. But although I studied English Literature at university, I was too scared to pursue my dream upon graduating. I knew how competitive the industry was and although I believed I was a good writer I thought …

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Jun 22

“All I had to do now was quit”: Stephen’s Answer

Stephen Barnett, Founder at Catalyst Founders. “I graduated from Cambridge University in 2009 with a degree in Social and Political Sciences. It was a fantastic course; broad in scope and profound in its study of how humanity works. It was, however, far from vocational. I was therefore presented with an alarming range of graduate careers. …

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Jun 01

“It started with stacking shelves, not a Masters degree for the sake of taking one”: Adam’s Answer.

Adam Tosek, Local Editor (Partnership Services Chronicle), John Lewis Partnership “Leaving University is a daunting prospect. Let me say that again in case you think it’s just you thinking that, or if you think I’m paying lip service to the idea of this blog. Leaving University IS a daunting prospect. Whether you like it or not, …

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May 18

“There was some method to the career madness”: Matt’s Answer

Matt Arnerich, Content Writer for Inspiring Interns. “Having graduated from University in 2014, I left with a good degree, and absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. I had an interest in using my writing skills in my career, but with no idea about how I could make them applicable. So I took the …

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Dec 05

“I found myself applying to jobs for the sake of it”: Russell’s Answer

Russell Collier, a Biological Sciences graduate from the University of Reading (Writing in December 2014). “After graduating from University I was hit by the bombshell of pressure to find work as soon as possible, stressing myself to find a job and aspire to a long term career. Hearing others who graduated with me this year …

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Nov 27

My RED Award Experience

My RED Award Experience by Arianna Chatzidakis Although the RED Award may sound like a lot of work, it’s actually super easy and fun to complete! I am currently in the process of doing it for the second time. Yes, fifty hours of extra curricular activities does seem daunting, but once it’s broken down it’s …

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Oct 10

Career insight into the fashion industry with Kate Blythe

Kate Blythe is the Editorial and Content Director for MATCHESFASHION.COM. Below she tells us why she decided to work in fashion, and how she got started…   I always wanted to be a fashion journalist from the age of 10 or 11. I collected American and British Vogue magazines for years and fell in love …

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