I’m from North-West London. I graduated in 2018 with a 2:1 in Economics and Management from Brunel University London. After graduating, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone and welcome new experiences. I travelled to six countries across South-East Asia and Australia. On my return, I was expecting to come back with answers and know what I wanted from life, but instead I was still confused and looking for answers. But one thing I did know is that I was all for new challenges.
Whilst attending my job search appointment, I saw a Making the Leap leaflet and thought let’s see what they’re about. In July 2019, I attended the 3-week ACE Programme, I remember being told that “every single person will leave here learning at least one thing”. That was true, I left with more self-confidence and belief that I was on the right path – my own path. With being open to new experiences and stepping out of my comfort zone, I networked and pitched myself to companies at the Social Mobility Careers Fair hosted by Making the Leap. This is where my career officially began. Mindshare was a company I was not aware of, but after speaking to the representatives I was intrigued to find out more. Networking further with the company, I managed to bag an interview! Applying to Mindshare; a media company was not one I expected as I thought the chances of me getting a job in an industry, I know so little of, were low. But after the 3-stage interview process I received the long-awaited good news. I am currently an Ecommerce Account Executive at Mindshare, working with Unilever and Amazon. To sum up my experience so far, I would definitely say it has been interesting, challenging, and fun (there are certainly some worthwhile perks being in the media industry!).
Making the Leap have been amazing, and I would recommend anyone struggling to find a job to be open to help. The support and opportunities I received whilst with Making the Leap and after, has helped me in more ways than one. Thank you to those that have been part of my journey!
By Bindiya, 25