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Jamila

Jamila

Before joining Making The Leap (MTL), I graduated with a Master’s by Research Degree in Pancreatic Cancer at Kingston University in January 2020. I completed my research course back in November 2019 and this is when I started to actively seek jobs within the Health...

Eleanor

Eleanor

I graduated from university earlier this year and struggled to find a job in the following months, sending out what felt like hundreds of applications with little response. I particularly struggled with interviews, often failing at that stage of the application...

Omolara

Omolara

Before Making the Leap, I had finished my undergraduate degree and was writing up my final project for my master’s degree. I thought it would be a good time to start applying for jobs so I would have one lined up once I completed the master's program. I found it...

Sophia

Sophia

I took part in the 3-week ACE workshop back in 2018. I had been struggling to secure a long-term job for almost 3 years, going between short-term placements and doing temp work in the meantime. A friend of mine referred me to the annual Social Mobility Careers Fair...

Nicole

Nicole

I recently graduated with my master’s degree in Filmmaking at Kingston University in January 2020. After graduating, I was applying for jobs, struggling to get through to the interview stage due to the lack of work experience I had. It was a job role that was posted...

Gelsomina

Gelsomina

My name is Gelsomina and during the lockdown, I was fortunate to stumble across Making The Leap while searching for online opportunities. Ever since graduating from my MA in Media and Communications in December, I have been struggling to find a job. Making the Leap...

Ian

Ian

Ian initially joined Making The Leap as an Associate in March but completed the Virtual ACE Programme in June 2020. He has recently started a new role as Young Black Male Ambassador at Black Training & Enterprise Group. Here’s what he has to say: “I honestly could...

Saida

Saida

I came to Making the Leap after having graduated from university with a degree in Psychology. During my undergraduate career I wanted to go in the direction of Clinical Psychology, and it wasn’t until the end of my second year that I started to have doubts. I...

Ekene

Ekene

My name is Ekene and I am a Legal Intern at Kingfisher PLC. I was raised in Ireland and came to London for the purpose of obtaining my undergraduate Law degree in 2013. Growing up, I always achieved below-average grades and never was academically gifted. It was with...

Christelle

Christelle

I came across the opportunity to take part in the ACE Programme at Making the Leap after finishing University. I noticed at the time that I needed to improve my networking skills when it comes to navigating the professional landscape. The Programme not only taught me...

Bindiya

Bindiya

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...

Sharleen

Sharleen

I graduated in Banking and International Finance from City, University of London in 2019. Prior to starting Making the Leap (MTL), I was looking for graduate jobs in the Accounting and Banking sector throughout my final year of university, but never managed to reach...

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