As my time attending the University of Richmond, Virginia, came to an end I was eager to establish the next chapter in my vocational journey. Having competed in field hockey both collegiately and internationally for Scotland I wanted to find something that would utilise my competitiveness and discipline effectively.
However, as a result of my sport and going to university in the U.S, my application process was somewhat unconventional. For instance, I was unable to commit to lengthy internships due to scheduling clashes between when they were offered and when the term time began. Many of my peers had seen their internships evolve into full-time employment so I understood the significance of this particular route.
What’s more, being based out in Virginia made attending interviews, super days (assessment days), and overall networking opportunities increasingly difficult. A number of job openings required me to travel to their offices for assessment days or interviews and my location or sporting commitments often prevented me from being able to.