I've been working on my career development since starting my studies at University in 2014. I've learnt quite a lot in the world of work. Subsequently from all the part-time jobs, voluntary work, work experience and internships in various industries. These are a series of blog posts detailing my learnings! You can find My Placement Year specific posts here and BT Graduate Scheme specific posts here. For more information about my career development history, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.
No more office life! I’ve recently gone fully remote. Today I’m sharing some of my lessons from remote working life. 🌎
🎉 Some BIG news! I’ll be joining Gitpod as a Senior Community Engineer to pioneer and lead community engagement and development.
Are you an intern or graduate? I’ve held that title a couple of times over the years. This post is all about how you can maximise your time on internships/graduate schemes to help kickstart your career.
Remote onboarding is part of the new normal. I spoke to some Twitter friends – Sonnie, Elle and Rebekah – on their experiences of starting a new job in this remote world!
Happy International Women’s Day! Today I encourage you to take the time to be inspired by yourself — you’ve come far and you probably don’t even know it. Celebrate you 🌸
Challenging myself is part of who I am, so I decided to take a leap. Here are some of my thoughts and reflections after leaving my first job in tech!
Yep, we’re still levelling up in 2020! 😎 Whether you want to get a job in tech, start freelancing or learn new skills, the Ultimate Tech Career Toolbox has everything you need to get going.
As we’re all working remotely now, we decided to invest in making a small home office work in our tiny flat. 🏡
I officially hit my 18 months working at BT as part of their graduate training programme 🥳 Here’s a quick reflection on what I’ve been up to!
What a better way to start 2020 than with a CV refresh AND a gratitude CV? ✨ Here’s mine!
I officially hit my 12 months working at BT as part of their graduate training programme 🥳 Here’s a quick reflection on what I’ve been up to!
Entering the “real world” can be scary, here’s a collaborative action plan on what you can do to get started on building the next steps!
It’s the season for job hunting! Today I’m sharing my thoughts, experience and advice on preparing for the next stage after university. 📝
The tech industry is growing – but where are all the women? This is a collab post with Pathrise – a career accelerator that help folks land dream job in tech.
I officially hit my 6 months working at BT as part of their graduate training programme 🥳Here’s a quick reflection on what I’ve been up to!
The first step to Personal Development is understanding where you are right now, I use Myers Briggs Test and the Strengths Profile with this! Here are my findings. 💭
Hitting the pause button to reflect on the last 2 weeks of my induction for my new role at BT / EE.
In November, I delivered a solo talk on the story of Pawlean.com, to help inspire people to “work out loud.” 🎤
This summer has been a fun one full of exploration and adapting to different environments! Today I will be talking about my placement working at Appt. 👩🏻💻
Today I officially finish my placement at the University of Sheffield. Extremely grateful for the experience; I’ve learned incredibly valuable things. I’m excited to see what’s next! 💼
It’s June tomorrow – which means we’re almost halfway through the year, how crazy is that? May has been a pretty busy month, but one of the most exciting so far!
As always, my week as an intern at the University has flown by! I’ve been especially busy last week mainly because of various networking events I was invited to, lecture briefings I had to assist with delivering and initiating action on projects I’m leading. I’m still in disbelief that I’ve been on placement for 8 weeks… Continue reading Checkpoint #2:
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For the first time in two years, I managed to have a bank holiday weekend off, which means no work, no deadlines, no nothing and let me tell you, it’s so refreshing! A lot has happened over the past 3 days but I’m going to highlight the 3 main things; I tried to utilize as… Continue reading a long weekend
So August has started off very exciting and very busy – just how I like it! There have been a number of big changes in my life since I last blogged ranging from personal changes to more exciting and positive opportunities – today I’ll be sharing an adventure I have just begun: starting my placement and becoming an… Continue reading Checkpoint #1: START
I just keep my head down, run hard and am always surprised when I look up and see where I am. – Grant In my (only) post back in January, I outlined some of the goals I wanted to achieve for the year. I used the new year to push myself to tick off as many goals as I could.… Continue reading Life Updated: Almost There
Apologies for the lack of posts recently, it has just been over a month since my last one but, I have an excuse which all student bloggers will all feel me on: it’s exam session. How am I? Still alive but I’m barely breathing. I finish my second year of university 4 weeks – a part… Continue reading I’ve not failed.
I’ve just found ways that won’t work.
If you follow me on my social media profiles, you probably know that over the past week, I’ve had a wonderful opportunity to work with the leading creative marketing business – Diva Creative. Known for the innovative creations that help drive social change, they thrive to make a difference to lives and communities in the most… Continue reading My time as a Creative Diva
Happy holidays fellow bloggers! I hope you all enjoy time with loved ones whilst eating lots of yummy Christmas food! I have to say, despite dressing up all festive for work, listening to the same Christmas playlist on repeat and having to post christmasy instagram shots – I have never felt less festive in my… Continue reading Using the force to obtain the Christmas spirit
As I’ve said on my previous post back in October, there is a Christmas market every year in the city centre in my town. There was also a Christmas light switch on event (where everyone gathers to see some well-known person switch the lights on) which I usually watch every year but I didn’t get to… Continue reading Water Under The Bridge