In the past few months, I have really begun to understand how busy final year is, and as a result the majority of my time with Valerie has been spent over phone calls. However, this has allowed a flexible approach to what we do, and meant that any last-minute topics which come up we are able to accommodate. Valerie was still increasingly helpful, giving me advice on how to manage my dissertation, and what topics would be relevant from a business perspective to include.
Something else Valerie really helped me with was my graduate applications – we spent quite a lot of time talking about the different areas, what a long-term career plan in HR would ideally look like for me, and some tips about what experience I need to get there. Valerie’s advice has really helped me focus on what I want out of a career, and I have found some really interesting jobs which I wouldn’t have considered beforehand!
Overall, my time with Valerie has been really inspiring – she has given me a real insight into what a career looks like as a senior HR director, and has been extremely supportive over the last year. I am looking forward to my next meeting with Valerie, to go through my next steps.
I am extremely grateful for having been a part of the ALMP, as it has boosted my confidence, and allowed me to learn things which will be important for my career going forwards. I would totally recommend it to anyone, as even if you know what you want to do in the future, it’s always worth getting more experience and seeing other perspectives!
Business Management with a Year in Industry