Journalism & Media

March 2012

Where did you Study?

De Montfort University

What did you Study?

Journalism & Media

What year did you Graduate?

2011

So we can feel more intimate, three words to describe your physical appearance.

Reliable, Ambitious, Loyal

What did you do when you left Uni? Be brutally honest! If you cried into a bowl of cereal every morning & treated your local pub like your favourite Uni nightclub, say so.

I thoroughly enjoyed the summer and did temporary work while looking for a job to suit my skills gained from my degree, even though I wasn’t earning great money, nor was I getting anywhere looking for a permanent job…

What are you doing now and how long do you see yourself doing it for? Are you in your dream job? If not yet, what is this?

At the moment I work for Sainsbury’s. It’s not my dream job even though the people I work with are brilliant. I am constantly looking for employment to suit my ambitions and goals so I will do it for as long as is necessary.

Do you think Uni has helped you to be where you are now?

University has given me the confidence and gravitas on the CV to go looking for types of jobs that I really want to do, and that’s helped no end. Without my time at University I wouldn’t be the person I am today, know the people I know today, and I’d be a poorer person for lacking that.

Describe your Uni experience? Did you face any obstacles? The positives, the negatives, reveal all. Terrible lecturers can be anonymous!

My Uni experience was great. Set aside the number of people who came to Uni for a laugh, came to get drunk, came to have a social life in a different city and treated the classes like they were secondary, I enjoyed it.

As cliché as it is, I learnt a great deal about myself and changed an awful lot during my three years. It wasn’t very easy for me initially, but I’d never change my experience again and even though I’ve not found a job relating to my degree yet, it doesn’t make me regret my time there.

Finally, if you would be so kind, tell us briefly about your day ahead – just in case we might want to change our career path.

With flexible hours I don’t enjoy the 9-5 Mon-Fri job I’d want to have – I’m a weekend worker and different days in the week. Retail sure is varied!

That’s it. Ian, you have been wonderful.

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