During my time at Goldsmiths, I have definitely grown up! During my first year, I moved into student halls - I met a lot of new people from different courses so I was up to date what people from other degrees were up to which was really great! I also managed to find a job really quickly during my first year through the careers website. I was employed as a nanny/tutor by a lovely family and stayed with them for over a year.
Studying economics with econometrics and having work experience as a maths/physics tutor allowed me to seek other employment as well. In my second year, I was hired by Starling Bank - a mobile bank with HQs in City (to work in City was always my biggest dream!!!!!)
I also took part in a mentorship programme that was shared with us through one of the faculty staff at Goldsmiths. It was for people from diverse backgrounds. We were matched with employees of Skanska and had goals to achieve throughout the duration of the program. In February this year, I was contacted by a tech company in Cambridge who were looking for analysts. I had my interview in March and signed my contract a couple of weeks later! I started working at Techspert just after my 3rd-year exams and within a week my position changed to associate.
Goldsmiths has given me the confidence and tools to seek new employment. I am very lucky to have a fantastic job that I love. I really struggled financially when I first moved to London and thanks to Goldsmiths, I found a job within a month. Now, in two weeks I am finalising my first house purchase!