I have a varied role as the University’s Work Experience Consultant. Firstly, I support the University in creating policy and procedures to support staff in all schools in developing "best practice provision" of Work-Based Learning (placements, live briefs etc).
Secondly, my work with students (my favourite part of my role) is to provide career coaching and development masterclasses. These include:
- Self-awareness and how to perform at your best - Manage your emotions and learn how to make them work for you in becoming a successful individual and professional.
- Developing your Personal Brand - Discover how you can market yourself in the right way to the right employers.
- Goal setting - Define your professional goals and the plan to achieve them.
As I mentioned, developing students and individuals to be their best and achieve their goals is my favourite part of my role at the University. I have used my background in sporting psychology to help redefine how we approach our career and academic life, putting the right steps in place to achieve our goals.
I have achieved a goal of mine, representing and captaining my country at Futsal. The next is to play guitar on stage at the Download Festival. Watch this space!
I hope you look to define your academic, career and life goals while at University and I look forward to supporting you on your way to achieving them.
Book on one of the Careers & Enterprise Masterclasses and see where your skills and abilities can take you!