Improving My Leadership Skills

Since I’m hoping to become a chartered engineer down the line, it would make sense that I wouldn’t mind being in charge of a team of engineers at some point. That is why evidence of leadership is so important for the chartership application, and in turn the graduate applications as well. It’s a bit odd... Continue Reading →

How Have I Found My Placement Year?

Tomorrow is my last day of placement as I used up all of my remaining holiday to finish earlier. Soon it will be summer, which involves summer work and some holidays, so I am definitely looking forward to that. However, I can’t help but feel sad that I’m having to return to university again after... Continue Reading →

Uni Job Hunt

As I am perpetually poor and am planning on keeping the money in my savings account for as long as I can manage, I am yet again looking for a job once I get back to university. It has been quite a while since I applied for a part-time job (summer job not included), so... Continue Reading →

Postgraduate Study

So I’ve been panicking all year about having to do a masters after finally getting to taste some freedom from education. I just want to finish my bachelors and launch back into adult life, looking at Ikea plates and having some wine after a good day of work. However, doing a masters is exactly what... Continue Reading →

Summer 2019 Job Hunt: An Update

Huzzah! I’ve found some employment for some of my summer. I will once again be completing the four week NCS programme, but this time working as the group leader. This means organising and planning activities for a group of teenagers as we go through an outdoor centre, a local festival/glamping experience, and carry out some... Continue Reading →

Can I be a flexible employee?

I have begun eagerly looking at some graduate roles to get an idea of what I can do in my final year, potentially two years, of university to give me that all important “edge”. Already making plans to look for some leadership roles and a fun team-based society, there was one bit of criteria that... Continue Reading →

A career in management: My thoughts

I recently went to a careers event, Future Female Engineers, held at the headquarters for Network Rail. It was an eye-opening experience, deepening my love for STEM and engineering all at once. There were talks from senior female engineers in large reputable companies such as Exxon Mobil and UK Power Networks that gave us their... Continue Reading →

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