Current Employer/Organisation Name
What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?
I took a part-time job at Pret A Manger whilst I figured out what I wanted to do full time. I have been working at RWS for two and a half years. I started as an IP services Co-ordinator and have since been promoted.
Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
I chose this career because of the link with languages. My role is co-ordinating patent translations into multiple languages across the world. I love the variety as none of my jobs are the same and I also love the client-facing contact.
Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?
Volleyball, French Society and Italian Society.
What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?
I loved the year abroad and I loved final year. The modules in fourth year were so interesting and I felt like my language skills had improved so much as a result of the year I spent in France and Italy.
What did you enjoy most about studying here?
The small classes meant it was really easy to get to know people and make friends and spending contact time with natives helped my language skills immensely.
Why did you choose to study at Exeter?
The modules on offer and being able to pick up another language. I was really interested in linguistics and I remember meeting Zoe Boughton on my open day and her enthusiasm made me want to study here. Also being a campus university was a big draw. Everything is nearby.
What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?
Being able to study two languages at once is definitely something that helped me in my career. I’m always juggling many projects at once so being able to keep on top them is advantageous. My language skills are also a bonus, allowing me to deal with French clients and easily translate emails.
What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?
It’s quite a niche sector but I think a readiness to learn anything as well as adaptability are key skills.
What are your plans for the future?
Given the current climate, my plan is to wait for the dust to settle but, I would like to be a manager of a team.