Paul the Engineering graduate tells us why he chose Deloitte and Business Consultancy as his career path.
SG: Hi, Paul could we start with how your career with Deloitte began?
PB: I came through the Summer Vacation Scheme; whilst at University Deloitte approached our University and asked to take some Engineering Students out to dinner…..
SG: Just checking you did an Engineering degree, and which University?
PB: Yes an MSc (4 year course) in Mechanical Engineering at Southampton.
SG: Sorry, carry on….
PB: They took us out to dinner, told us about the internship and I spoke to the people who took us out about what they were looking for and if I was eligible to apply; they were positive I applied and got on to the internship programme and did two months between my 3rd and 4th year. After which I had a partner interview (always done at the end of the internship programme) and after my last year at University I returned under the Analyst Programme.
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Is your passion Art and the Movies? MigMag talks to someone who works behind the scenes of the Movies industry. His work brings life and excitement to our screens – what is it? Read and find out, who knows it maybe something for you.
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WE ASK ANNIE HOY, ENTREPRENUR – DIGITAL MARKETING.
How long have you been self-employed?
Have you always been in this line of work?
What was your first job?
An apprentice in Customs & Excise Border Control Drugs Task Force and part-time staff in a Bistro, I loved this job! Although my apprenticeship gave me the skills to pretty much handle anything that came my way – as you can imagine!
Describe your typical day:
If I’m running late I start at 7am and finish could be anytime.
Late – 10pm / midnight, late!
There are times I am office bound checking existing campaigns that are running, meeting copy deadlines for magazines, writing press releases, putting proposals together for new clients. I would say I spend 50% in the office and 50% out with clients. … Continue reading
Here goes… a bit about me.
I graduated from Napier, Edinburgh University in 2007, where I did a BA in Photography and Film. I first got into photography when I was about 15 or 16. It was around then that I started to acquire an interest in documentary photography. I was fortunate enough to study photography as an A-Level at secondary school. When it was time to decide what to study at university I chose to study photography and film, primarily because it was a subject I thoroughly enjoyed, but secondly because at 18 years old I didn’t have a clue as to what career I wanted.
After I graduated I had a number of successful group and solo exhibitions. However, it suddenly dawned on me that I had a highly specialised degree in what was/ is one of the most competitive jobs markets. A lot of new graduates will work for very little, or often for free to get their foot in the door. I couldn’t afford to do this, and I had no interest in wedding or commercial photography, so I decided to head to South Korea to teach English. In Korea I was able to earn a good salary teaching English at a local primary school, while at the same time my eyes were opened to a completely different culture, landscape and society. I absorbed it all through my camera and exhibited my work locally. I eventually ended up staying in Korea for two years. I published my first book ‘Whilst I Was Away’, which documented my time there. I use a website called Blurb, which enables me to have complete control of the making and selling process of book publishing. Following Korea I combined teaching English, and photography in a variety of countries, as well as continuing to publish books. My most recent book is entitled ‘The Year That Was’ which is a selection of images documenting the past year, working and travelling in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Although I am still combining teaching abroad and Photography, I have my heart set on photography being my ‘career’. The next year or two are going to be quite important years. If all goes to plan it’s my intention to teach overseas for one more year. This will most likely be in either Japan, The Middle East or South Korea, places where I can save enough money, which would free me up to take time off teaching, so I can commit myself to a documentary photography project for an extended period of time. Where this will be and how it will play out I don’t quite know. I have so many ideas on a daily basis. I think it’ll be a case of writing them all down and pulling one out of a hat and just going for it!
link to my books: http://www.blurb.com/search/site_search?search=jack+hoyle
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