I have been fairly quiet on blogging recently because of starting my graduate scheme, learning a lot every day and trying to cram so much in means that the evenings are more about rejuvenating for the next day!
That being said, I cannot believe that I have already been at Whitbread for 2 weeks. I am very grateful I got the opportunity to be on the solution architecture graduate scheme, and am very pleased I went with this job.
Already I’m getting stuck into projects and am lucky to have a really nice team around me to support me, as well as the other graduates. I didn’t realise there was so many types of architecture and what was involved, but I am looking forward to exploring it further.
For me I knew I didn’t want to be at a company that hire hundreds of grads where you have set rotations, some do and I’m not knocking that, but the fact I’m one of four IT graduates also has its benefits and I feel like I am truly in a role as well as being able to do rotations which I can discuss with my sponsor, line manager and HR to decide where I want to go next.
If anybody is in their final year of university or a year after you’ve graduated, I would definitely take a look at what graduate schemes are out there and apply early, there are plenty of websites such as Milkround that can help, but also research the type of company and role you think you want to go into! I was able to secure my grad job in December which took a lot of pressure out of final year… I wish you all luck!!
Now it’s the weekend and then back for my third week next week 🤓
Great evening at the WCIT Journeyman Dinner, it’s great that a charitable and well established livery company and the men and women who make it so great, care so much about mentoring the younger members! Very appreciated and I look forward to giving back how I can too!
If you’re interested in learning more about the WCIT, then feel free to get in contact or check out their website 🤓
There were three ‘P’ reasons why I wanted to go into IT.
1) Pragmatical -Technology is always developed for resolving some problem or searching the opportunities. As a STEM female, it’s quite fun to tackle the challenges with practical approach, isn’t it?
2) Potential – IT is always growing and it’s never ending journey to find something new or learn something old deeper. It meets my purpose to do something new for people.
3) People – There always exists people behind IT. I love people and love to help people. I believe IT is a partner of people to make our life easier.
Those are why I really like to be a part of IT.
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Was so amazing to graduate yesterday with all my family, friends and professors by my side who have supported me the whole way!
Off to my new jobs’ social tomorrow to meet the other graduates, such an amazing week marking the end and a beginning! 👩🏻🎓
I’m in Rome at the moment with my family and it’s amazing to think that over 2000 years ago the Romans had the knowledge and technology to create aqueducts and antiquities that weren’t possible elsewhere.
The Pantheon is an amazing structure with a self-supporting roof, the Romans knew to put the heaviest materials at the bottom and lightest at the top. We can all use this analogy when it comes to taking on a modern tech project… solid foundations of heavy code and a database as a base for softer web code to make it look good!
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Monzo… A mobile bank that allows me to budget and track my spending, I get instant notifications when I buy something and can pay mobile contacts easily.
Spotify… Music on the go and good for in the car!
Peak… Bit of brain training
Google Maps… Have become very reliant upon!
Amazon… Love a cheeky mobile purchase!
HayDay… I do love games that I can build up levels, nerdy but fun, along with, Clash Royale!
OneNote… which I have saved on my OneDrive and can use on my iPhone and it updates onto my laptop.
Of course… all my social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp!