To be able to say that I’ve taken part in a voluntary, intensive, hands-on programme should set me apart.
“I’m studying psychology, and while I would like to be able to use my degree in the future I’d also like to branch into something different. I’m really interested in marketing and I know psychology has applications in the field, for example, behaviour change campaigns, so this programme sounded a really good opportunity.
The programme also seemed a good way to bridge the gap between academia and the workplace. I’m aware that I need industry experience if I’m to stand out from the job-hunting crowd, and to be able to say that I’ve taken part in a voluntary, intensive, hands-on programme should set me apart.
I have met lots of interesting people since starting the programme; really cool innovators who you would never meet otherwise. They’ve really inspired me and suggested ways forward I’d not considered before. They also know a lot of other influential people, and I hope it’s possible to use those contacts to develop new connections.
My skills are already developing. For example, I’m much better at coming up with and developing ideas, so I’m really looking forward to the rest of the programme. I want to do more research for our project, to present the findings and to have them make a difference to how people do things. It’s all really exciting, and I just hope it’s useful.
For me, university has been about grabbing new experiences and opportunities and the Agent Academy course is definitely one of those. I’ve much more of an idea of what I want to do with my career and how to get there. It is a unique and worthwhile experience.”