I didn’t want to spend the rest of my working life being pushed around to whatever job the bank had for me - I needed to do something I enjoyed. To come to that decision so quickly, I must have known it’s what I wanted to do deep down, but I needed a good reason to follow through.
The worst that can happen is them saying no - but they will remember your initiative and they will appreciate your enthusiasm.
I was nervous at the beginning as I wasn’t sure whether the content and the course structure would work with remote learning. Thankfully everything was adapted to ensure it was possible to complete the Masters from home without too much struggle.
Internships are the perfect opportunity for you to gain valuable experience, explore different career paths and gain confidence through meeting new people.
I was also leaving my boyfriend, friends and family in Ireland, which made the goodbyes unimaginably difficult. But as is always the case, hindsight taught me that all the sacrifices were worth it in the long run, and 18 months later, I would do it all over again if I could.
I filled out my CAO and ended up getting offered my third choice. Initially I was upset after all my hard work however my university has been a great support to me in every aspect of college life.
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For me, my Masters course has given me the opportunity to pursue a field adjacent to Finance that I was really interested in, to broaden my learning and understanding.
The experience I gained from the part-time job and internship I held throughout college helped me land my graduate job offer. Here are some of the other ways I benefited from my part-time job, and how you can too.
I’m the type of person who lives to work rather than works to live so I decided to come home to work and get more experience as living at home could provide me with that flexibility.