I really enjoyed my degree, especially because it was very practical. I completed my degree in BSc Psychology with Management. The modules that stood out to me were Assessment & Selection, Leadership and Talent Management, Training, Coaching and Counselling. These modules stood out for me because they weren’t just theoretical but very practical, especially because I wanted to pursue a career within the Financial Services the insight that these modules provided me with was perfect. For instance, for one of the coursework’s in Assessment & Selection we had a company come and express the people they were experiencing when it came to recruiting talent, we did have to write a report on how to resolve this problem. This made the course come ‘alive’ because we were able to apply the lectures and suggest innovative solutions.
I found the atmosphere very surprising at Goldsmiths. The atmosphere being very chilled and friendly, from the lecturers to the students.
My favourite part of the campus was the Richard Hoggart Building, on the 1st floor, on the right there are these comfortable and colourful sofas!
Studying at Goldsmiths university helped me immensely, I took up the position as a Student Ambassador while I was studying so alongside studying, I was able to get work experience this was very useful when I was applying for summer internships and graduate programmes. Get involved while you’re at your university, whether that is through joining a society or becoming a student ambassador. When you connect with students from other courses you can learn much more and make the most of the opportunities that are presented before you.
Currently I work as an Analyst in Environment, Social and Governance at The Bank of America. In this role I help to coordinate volunteering events across Europe, Middle East and Asia, managing over 50 charity partners, grant writing and advancing philanthropic opportunities. I enjoy the fact that the work I do is meaningful, and it is able to change lives, this is rewarding.
As well as, I have my career-blog, where I post content related to applying for jobs and making the most out of ones career. Sarahngan.com or @sn_careers on Instagram.