In May I finished my three years at the University of Gloucestershire studying Music Business. I then pretty much went straight into full time work at NR Events. This was a more unconventional path compared to the typical post-university scenario; to have a busy summer full of holidays and excitement, but it doesn’t mean that I didn’t still get to do just that!
My summer months consisted of working a multitude of diverse events such as the Cheltenham Science Festival, managing the Wimbledon screen on behalf of Cheltenham BID as well as doing evictions at Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury! After all that I was back settling into the office and full time work life in Cheltenham.
Fast forward to this week, less than six months from submitting my final assignment as a student, and I found myself back on campus at University to take part in the music and sound part of Festival of Creatives. I appeared alongside three other graduates as well as a whole host of industry professionals to be on two engaging Q&A panel sessions and get stuck into some networking. The Q&A panels provided students an opportunity to ask myself and two other graduates anything. We discussed various aspects of life after university and shared valuable advice on navigating the journey into our current roles.
I felt very privileged to be invited back so quickly to talk about my degree and professional journey so far. Being able to share my experiences and insights with students that are in the exact position I was in the last three years was very gratifying. Being able to provide guidance, answer questions, and engage in meaningful conversations after the panels was particularly rewarding.