1. Any kind of further study you undertook after leaving Bedales, and any qualifications that you gained.
BA English from the University of Exeter and three Investment Operations Certificate finance qualifications.
2. What kind of work you are currently involved in, and how and why you came to be doing it.
I am currently the marketing project manager for the Goldman Sachs retail back in the UK, Marcus, which is launching this year. I started my career in finance through doing a summer internship in between the second and third years of my degree at Barclays Investment Bank (formerly Barclays Capital), after which I was offered a place on their graduate scheme. I subsequently worked at Barclays for 1.5 years before being head hunted by Goldman Sachs, where I moved in 2015 to their asset management arm, GSAM. At the end of last year, I moved to the project management team for Marcus, which has evolved into my current role.
3. Whether being at Bedales has helped you in getting to where you are now, and how satisfied you are with what you are doing.
I am very satisfied with my current role and trajectory. I think Bedales hugely helped me because it promotes independent thinking and an inherent confidence. Furthermore, the public speaking within small classes really helped me when it came to being successful in interviews, and standing out against other potentially more 'traditional' or 'safe' education methods.
4. Any other interesting activities or occupations that you have been involved in since leaving school.
I have retained an interest in volunteering and mentoring, and have developed a huge focus and interest in fitness, too.