What does life look for you now?
I live in London at the moment. I moved there last June and spent that time contracting for Lloyds Bank and travelling a lot. I've recently taken up a permanent role in an Organisational Design consulting firm. Life is fantastic and living in London allows for a great mix of travel, career opportunities and meeting new people.
Tell us what you are passionate about?
I'm quite passionate about getting out and exploring what the world has to offer. I thoroughly enjoying travelling to new places and meeting new people. I've done this a lot and still maintain a close relationship with friends and family back in Australia.In a professional sense I'm passionate about how business structure themselves in the ever changing world we live in.
When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?
When I was a lot younger I wanted to be a vet who didn't see blood. That was slightly unachieveable. At school I thought I'd be a commercial lawyer however this shifted at uni when I finished my commerce degree and decided to complete a Masters in Management.
What is your favourite Radford moment?
I think my favourites memories at Radford were probably just the people I met there. It was part of a wonderful group of people so I think it's probably just the times spent with them.
How easy was it to decide what to do in life?
I think it can be quite tricky to decide what to do in life. I knew I enjoyed business and economics which led to my commerce degree. From there I just found that opportunities arose which lead me to my masters, then my job and then overseas. I think the key is following what you are interested in, having a rough plan and giving enough things a go to open new doors. I'm not a fan of 5 year plans as I think they restrict your ability to be open to new things. I also think having a wide network and meeting new people helps.
Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?
I think it largely has although perhaps not in the time I thought it would. Learning to slow down and be patient with your career is quite tricky to do after leaving school and uni. You are used to constant reward in those environments. I would also think it has gone to a vague plan as I have a very genuine network of people who are there for advice or to help.
What do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you were at Radford?
To relax and take lots of time off for travel.
What advice do you have for current students?
Enjoy your time at school. Make enough of a plan and don't be afraid if you don't know what you want to do. Just trust yourself and use your networks for advice.