Hello, I’m Faraz, a first year studying Economics BSc (Hons) and a Digital Content Ambassador.
I came to university wanting to expose myself to the world of work and gain as much insight as I could into different careers during my time at Lancaster. In my first two terms, I have already had one-to-one meetings with the careers coaches and attended various careers workshops and networking sessions with high profile employers including; PwC, Civil Service, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, TeachFirst,and Deutsche Bank.
I feel grateful for meeting the different business leaders, entrepreneurs and speakers that the university invites. I have learnt from listening to various careers journeys. Hearing other people's experiences has not only made me more aware of potential careers but has also taught me real life lessons.
Reflecting on my learning so far, I think I have benefitted most from the sessions run by the Careers team. The workshops covered a wide range of topics including; CV’s, application forms and cover letters, interviews, presenting, networking, finding internships, and personal branding. I've found these have increased my drive to find out about careers even further.
I feel I've grown in my time at Lancaster through the support of the community here. Pushing myself outside my comfort zone and taking part in events has made me a more confident person and ready to spend the Easter break exploring my career options. In this blog will be sharing and reflecting on my learning in my productive break!