Thursday, 23 January 2014

Graduate of the Month: Emily


Every month we’ll be highlighting examples of some of the many quality graduates looking for work in the Merseyside region. With a wide range of transferable skills and specialist knowledge, they can add value to any business. This month we profile Emily, a passionate Exeter University Psychology graduate with experience of working with young and old vulnerable people as well as other positions that have developed excellent communication and organisational skills that make her ideal for a range of roles.

Emily
is a hard-working and passionate University of Exeter Psychology (2:1) graduate. Currently working on a fixed term contract at the University of Liverpool in the Educational Opportunities department she is responsible for increasing aspirations and attainment in secondary school pupils across Merseyside.

Her passion for working with people from vulnerable groups in society has taken her from a careers advisory role with adults to the University where she’s excelled working as part of a team as well as independently, taking the initiative and making decisions when called upon. She has developed excellent communication skills and has demonstrated this through her use of tact, diplomacy and professionalism with colleagues at all levels.

She is able to manage her time effectively as she is currently studying for an NVQ Level 4 in Careers Information Advice and Guidance whilst working and attending conferences in Liverpool and further afield. Emily worked in her family business (a flower shop) as a teenager and as such her creativity and ability to develop new resources stems from this creative outlet, where she progressed from an apprentice to a florist with managerial responsibilities. Emily is adept at working to deadlines and targets, can prioritise work effectively and is an asset to any team. 

Emily is looking to apply her range of skills and experience in an exciting new role within a Merseyside organisation.

If you would like further information on Emily or how any of our other graduates can help your business, contact us on 0151 794 5112 or gradopps@liv.ac.uk.