University wasn't easy for me, in fact it's exactly two years since I started Summer School, which I had to take because I failed a second year and third year module. Looking back at it now though, it's crazy to think how much my life has changed. So, I thought I'd give a sort of update on what I've been up to since I graduated from the University of Westminster in November 2014.
Well, I should probably start just a little before that actually...
At the beginning of November me and my boyfriend made the decision to move back to my hometown - Telford. I was struggling to find a graduate position and my long hours and very little pay in my bar job was making it very difficult to afford the cost of living in London. It was all very fast however we packed up all our stuff ready to move in with my parents.
It was definitely sad to move away from London, but at the time it was definitely the right decision.
A couple of weeks after moving back home I got a supervisor position at my local Zizzi, just in time for the Christmas period. It was busy, stressful and to be honest probably one of the worst jobs I have ever had. The management I worked with were so unprofessional that in the end I ended up quitting the day after boxing day, fully aware that I would be unemployed again.
To be honest, I'd had enough and wanted to be able to focus 100% of my attention on getting a job in the field I graduated in - Marketing. So, after a month of applying to every marketing job I qualified for I finally got an interview.
I really didn't know what to expect and to be honest with you the whole thing is a blur now, I was so nervous but from what I remember I felt I had done well. I was told that I'd be called with in the week for a second interview if I was successful in getting to the next stage.
Later that day I received a phone call saying the company directors would like to meet me, which scared me so much more! The next week I met with one of the directors who was absolutely love (she still is) and everything just fit into place.
I was offered the position of Marketing Assistant in one of my dream industries - events!
I'm still at the company now and even since I started last February my role has changed so much. To begin with I was writing case studies, creating document mocks ups, updating the websites, writing blog posts and other smaller tasks.
Now I manage two people, I'm working towards creating a brand for the whole company and it's sub-brands and I've learnt more than I could possibly imagine about website building, SEO and the world of marketing.
I absolutely love my job and I'm so proud of how far I have come after a difficult start at University.
Onwards and upwards!
Lots of love,