Ashley S. Further study profile
Research Officer in Public Sector currently pursuing MPA - International Development.
|Social Policy and Social Work|
About this profile
About the course
Why I continued studying
I love to learn. I believe we should all be students of life. I have a protective and helpful nature, as such, I want my career to reflect same. In order to help others to the utmost, my skill set would need to broaden and deepen, as such, further study was the way to go.
What my course is like
My course is challenging but rewarding. At the expense of sounding cliche of course. My tutors and supervisor are phenomenal. I never feel as though I am without guidance, especially in a distance learning course. My classmates are friendly and intelligent, with a wealth of experience which inspires me greatly.
How I have funded my studies
I am partially self funded as well as student loans.
What I like most
The courses offered. It is a near perfect match for the skill set I desire.
What I like least
The weekly readings can get monotonous if not taken in strides.
What surprised me most
How quickly I re-adapted to a learning space after having a gap between undergrad and postgrad.
Finding and applying for the course
My career goals when I graduated
I plan to continue working within the Public Sector/Civil Service.
My career history
For the past 2 years, I have been a Research Officer.
What has helped my career to progress
Consistency. Setting goals and sticking to them. Looking for ways to add value to the organization.
Where I hope to be in 5 years
In a management or senior position in the Public Sector.
My advice to students
My advice to students considering further study
Take your time and do your research. Have multiple options for schools and funding.
I would love to mentor someone who is eager to take the next step in studies or is currently studying and would like accountability.