Full name: Bolu Ayo-Idowu
Degree title: BSc Interntional Business and Economics
Year of study: Final year
Part-time job title: Careers+Placements Associate
What does a typical day in your part-time job look like?
A typical day involved helping prepare for student events (e.g careers fairs), greeting employers when they arrived on campus and making sure they were settled, and helping students navigate the events.
What has been the highlight of your job so far?
The highlight of the job was being in the position to make a positive impact on the study experience of other students by contributing great ideas and support to the Careers+Placements team.
Why did you decide to get a part-time job?
I chose to get a part-time job because you can never have too much money as a student.
How do you juggle working and studying?
Luckily, I had a free day on my timetable, so I would work during the day time on that day and then study at night.
What advice would you give to other students thinking about or looking for a part-time job?
I would advise any student looking for part-time work to first ensure that it wouldn’t interfere with their academic commitments as that is of high priority. Other than that, it was a great source of additional funds to get me through the year.
Did you do a placement?
My placement opportunity was with Design International, London as a Finance Intern. The major benefit of a work placement – other than the obvious work experience – is the insight it provides. It helps you to streamline your chosen career path as it will help you decide what you do and don’t want to do.
Have you secured a graduate job yet?
I have secured a graduate role in Accounting and Business Advisory with RSM. I found the role through help from a careers adviser at Aston and looking online.