I’m a 19 year old Accounting student and just like your average student, I’m getting through the university experience balancing sleep, work, and play – lol, jk… If you’re anything like me then you’re absolutely terrified of what’s to come in only a few years after we graduate and become proper adults (if there is such a thing???).
For the duration of the coming (academic) year, this will be a blog about my experiences in developing my CV, being president of a charitable society, trying to gain a good (hopefully well-paying) placement in industry, AND, attempting to pass my second year of university. While this will hopefully contain what seem like good ideas for getting a job in the long run, I’m hoping it can also provide me an opportunity on something to look back across and see how I got to wherever it is to end up. So you may or may not be wondering why on earth I want to share this with you? And the frank truth is that I’m pretty proud of everything I’ve achieved so far.
When I finished my A-Levels in June 2016 I eagerly started to plan what my uni room was going to look like: what the perfect bedding would be (IKEA, obviously) and how close the nearest Starbucks was to where I was being the most important. I then realised through the stress of exam season and having done my student finance and applied for accommodation absentmindedly between cramming/crying sessions that I had no idea how much my uni accommodation costed and in fact that my first payment alone was more than £1000 over what my loan payment would be. I am in the very very lucky position of being able to receive some help from my parents but even if I didn’t spend a single penny they gave me it wouldn’t have been able to pay the difference between my loan and my living costs. This is when I realised I had a LOT of money I had to raise in the three months between school and uni. While it seemed impossible at the time I had no choice but to do it. Since then I have been rejected and hired for jobs, worked 70+ hour weeks, consecutive night and day shifts, and had multiple jobs at a time to keep up with my living costs.
But enough about me, that’s my last year. Enjoy the antics of my life, hope you enjoy.