During the final year of my undergraduate degree, I decided that I did not want to give up on my passion for writing. So, I began looking around for possible career paths and Masters degrees that would help me keep this passion for writing. The MATCEL was the only degree that I found with a specific writing focus but also trained you for a specific writing role.
And while I agree in one sense that nursing is a vocation, a calling as some would say, I believe to talk about it in that sense takes away from it as a trained profession. People sacrifice years of their lives to upskill with some becoming dual-qualified in General Nursing with Midwifery or Psychiatry. We are a profession like any other and should be treated that way.
I knew I wanted to work in the digital area of business, but also knew I wouldn’t consider myself as a marketer. That’s why the MSc in E-commerce was the perfect choice for me.
I loved the idea of studying again and finally a challenge! By this time, I think I was 4 years out of secondary school. I loved every minute of beauty therapy. There were hard times but in the end it was so worth it.
I have gotten the chance to also learn about the science of climate change and policy and governance too; things which I would have been apprehensive to study before.
In university, I completed online courses on the side that were not necessarily to do with my degree. This included online courses in digital marketing to further my passion and knowledge more as it was a great interest to me. As a result, I now want to study for a Masters in the area.
I’m quite young as well. I’m 21 years old. I don’t find age to be an important factor as such, but I do feel the extra year studying with a MA will help me mature.
Of course, the Covid-19 pandemic does not make it any easier to necessarily get where you might want to be right now. But my best advice for you if you’re looking to get into radio now or in the future is to keep working.
I have been able to hold onto my journalistic side despite moving towards a career in social media by joining some clubs and societies and writing pieces for DCU’s college newspaper, The College View and Her Campus, DCU.
The period that you finish college can be a very tough one. You are so eager to launch into your career. The harsh reality for some is that you don’t always just fall into a job as soon as you get your degree.