For a Masters student, time sure flies by fast. If feels like only yesterday that I was attending the induction for my course – and almost seven months have past since then. Second semester is drawing to a close and the pressure is mounting, not just to graduate with flying colours but also to look for potential job opportunities. As an international student, I also have considerably less ideas of how to search for jobs in the media and publishing industry in the UK alongside looking at relevant opportunities back home as well.
While first semester was spent warming up to a postgraduate degree and its demand, the second semester is proving to be challenging for channeling what I have learned so far into my final submissions. In such a situation, I always find it easier to divide my day into blocks. As a creative writing student, I enjoy writing in the morning. When I need a break after a couple of hours, I step out for some fresh air or go to the gym. Although writing is a solitary pursuit, I try and do most of my reading in coffee shops or libraries, to step outside the bubble I subconsciously tend to create for myself.
I feel this is also a suitable time to visit the career services. I have signed up for the mentorship programme and I am planning to get my CV updated and checked so I can start applying for placements or internships at various organizations.
In the hullabaloo of getting things done, I have also managed to book myself a place on a trip to Alnwick Castle and Gardens on April 30, which is being organised by the NUSU (among a host of other amazing activities).
The countdown to earning a postgraduate degree has begun, but we can sure have a bit of fun along the way 🙂