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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...

Umra

Umra

After graduating from the ACE Workshop in August 2018, Umra completed the four-week Social Media Internship at Making The Leap. Having recently landed a full-time role as Partnership Coordinator at Comic Relief, here she discusses how her Making The Leap experience helped her to achieve her career goals.

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