Reflections on a year post graduation – what I have learned and what advice I would give to those about to embark on the same path.
It’s been a year to the day since my graduation from the public relations and communications degree course at Leeds Business School. That year seems to have flown by.
These past 12 months have been new, exciting, a little hectic and stressful at times, but on the whole enjoyable and I’ve achieved virtually all I wanted to in the first year of my post-university career.
I was fortunate enough to secure a job before my graduation – an internship with a leading global integrated communications agency that I’d wanted to work for since the outset of my studies in PR.
Soon after, I was taken on by the agency on a more permanent basis, and more recently rose to my current position.
As with any anniversary or milestone, this point in my career has been cause for reflection. Recently I’ve been thinking about what I have achieved, learned and experienced over the past year, and what advice I would give to those who are graduating this year.
I have distilled these thoughts into six key areas below: (more…)