My passion is to make the most out of every opportunity that is presented to me. In my time at college so far I have made sure to make the most out of very moment I’ve been there. Some experience that I have gotten so far in college that I’ve been very passionate about has been:
- University Debating: With university debating, I’ve been to over 40 competitions around Europe to compete and represent Trinity at, including Serbia, Scotland, Greece, Paris, and Vienna. This December I am going to Thailand to compete in the World University Debating Championships. I was recognised in 2018 as one of the best competitive debating judges in Europe.
- Women in STEM: Since 2017, I have been a member of the founding committee of TCD Women in STEM. This year I was proud to have been elected Chairperson of the society.
- Maths Tutoring: Also since 2017, I have been a maths tutor at a maths grinds school, giving grinds to students of all secondary school ages and levels. I also give university-level maths grinds. This experience of being a teacher to sometimes groups of up to 10 students at a time has helped me become an effective communicator and has also helped me develop excellent people skills.
- Student Economic Review: Another avenue I am passionate about is Economics (I study Maths and Economics). This year I was proud to have been elected as Deputy Editor of The Trinity College Student Economic Review, one of Ireland’s oldest student publications.
Without my passion for doing well and succeeding, I don’t think that I would have been able to do any of these things. It makes me feel more fulfilled in my life. It makes me feel like I am spending my time in the best way I can, and I’m not just letting life pass me by. My brochure was inspired by some clever and interactive CV’s I have seen in the past. My showcase ideas have come from other posters I have seen being used before.
My “big plan” for the future is to finish my degree in Maths and Economics, do a masters abroad in Statistics, and then hopefully see where to go from there. I would hope to be able to work somewhere where I can utilise the skills I will have learned in my degree – doing statistical analysis for a company, working in the financial sector…anywhere in which I can combine my passion for both Economics and Maths.
I am not sure specifically where I would like to work in future, but some ideas could be in the statistical department of some financial companies such as Goldman Sachs or Deloitte.
I think that what would be most helpful to me would be opportunities in terms of internships and work experience so I can gain experience and knowledge in the fields I am interested in.