I hope you are well and ready for my last UCB blog post… can you believe I have been doing this for the past 2 years! You have read my tips, trips and been there with me through the good times and the bad, but now my 3 years at uni have come to an end and it is time for me to enter into the real world of adulthood.
I have learnt so much during my time at UCB. I have met some incredible people, done some crazy things I never thought I would and learnt a lot about Events Management and about myself (cheesy I know). When ever I have come home from uni my family, friends and even work colleagues say how much more confident I am. I am so glad I chose to move away from home and get the full uni experience with UCB. The last 3 years have flown by, the final year especially! So I would say take every moment in and try as much as you can while you are there.
I have had mixed emotions about finishing university and moving back home from Birmingham. I was sad to be leaving the city and all that came with it from the endless food places, nights out and insane shopping opportunities!
But I was happy to be going home to my family, friends and boyfriend.
In some ways I guess you could say I felt I was ready to leave university and start life. I feel I have finished with education and am ready to put my knowledge to the test in the real deal. I know not everyone feels the same way and some people I know are going on to do a masters! But for me, it’s time to move on to a new chapter.
When coming towards the end of lectures and exams, I was applying for jobs and even was successful in getting through to having a few interviews. However, I never quite made it that final stretch to landing the job either due to still having to finish that final leg of uni or due to not having the right experience. This made me rather anxious to finish uni because although I had a part time job to go to when I got home, it wasn’t doing what I wanted. I was worried I would come out of uni and never go into the field I wanted. Having spoken to other students both on my course and other courses, this is a worry many students have. So don’t panic if you feel this pressure as lots of students do. But having been home for a while I have learnt it is nice to relax for a bit of the summer while I keep applying as opposed to coming out of uni and going straight into full time work. I have also learnt there is no need to panic. Keep applying, never give up and something will come your way!
I have been lucky that just last week I was accepted to do my dream job of being an Events Coordinator at a gorgeous hotel!!
So, it is now time to say goodbye UCB and student life and hello graduation and life in the events industry!
Wishing all our readers and fellow UCBloggers the best in all you do!