Toughest semester of University so far
When someone told me third year of University was going to be tough, I didn’t realise how big the jump from second year to this would really be. With my first dissertation, I expected a greater work load but nothing prepared me for the amount of time I didn’t have to complete numerous deadlines.
Don’t get me wrong, up to now, third year has been the best of all my years! However, it has been for sure the busiest. Along with the step up in difficulty with my English degree, I have also taken on numerous extracurricular activities in order to give me a chance of getting graduate job at the end of the year.
With my aim for a career in the field of Marketing and Food Editorial, I have taken up the role of Lifestyle editor, Editor-in-chief, and Marketing member for The Ripple University paper. It is so important to gain experience in your specific field to give you the greatest chance of getting a job at the end of year 3. If you are also interested in editorial or journalism there are lots of opportunities to get involved in The Ripple Student Newspaper (just drop me a message on LM322@student.le.ac.uk) – it really has been the best experience and I have learnt so much.
I love everything I do at the moment and it would be so upsetting to find I have to drop one to give me enough time to complete everything – but something’s got to give.
My only saving grace for all the upcoming deadlines is my online calendar which prompts me with little reminders when necessary, keeping me motivated and on track.
Along with this, I am also desperately applying for graduate jobs before deadlines end in November to January. Apply as quick as you can if you haven’t started already! Each application can take a great deal of time so make sure your CV is up to scratch before you start looking – it’s very important!
In my next post I will blog about my experiences when applying for graduate jobs, where I’ve got and how I got there.