What Jessica says:
After studying at Clifton Community School, I went to Thomas Rotherham College to study French, English Literature, Accounting and General Studies at A-level and Maths at AS, and got 3 A*s, an A and a B.
I then went on to study for a BA Modern Languages with Business at the University of Nottingham (continuing French and starting Spanish from scratch) where I got the chance to go on a year abroad in my third year.
I lived and worked in Madrid and Valencia and taught English to primary school children in the south-west of France in a small town between Bordeaux and Toulouse. I also spent a lot of time in the north of Italy and travelling to other cities in France and Spain in my time off. I graduated in July 2017 with a high 2:1 and distinction in spoken French.
I’m now currently working full-time for a socially-focused start-up in Nottingham where I’m the founder’s only employee. I spend most of my time helping the business to grow, particularly coming up with new marketing ideas, project planning, writing blog posts/social media content and contacting influencers in the field.
I’m going back to the University of Nottingham in September to study for an MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management, and plan to start my own social business in the near future.
Advice from Jessica:
Don’t put so much pressure on yourself to have everything figured out – most people don’t figure this out for years, and the ones that do change their minds a lot of the time.
Learn to say yes to opportunities and create your own adventures, you only live once so find something worthwhile to spend your time on!