I Got Hired: Data Analyst at University of Liverpool

Posted on: 15 January 2024 by Richard Finch in Graduate stories

We recently said goodbye to our amazing Graduate Transitions Executive Jack Thorpe. Before leaving he took some time to reflect on everything he's been involved with over the last 18 months.

"My time in Careers has come to a close. I’m quite sad to be leaving but I have had such great experiences and learnt so much. Here are some of the amazing things I was able to be part of over the last year and a half.

✨ The Careers Fairs were a big part of my role. Being on a stand at the fairs was really fulfilling as I was able meet students and graduates and help to shape their future career journeys - in the same way my first graduate role changed my whole career path.
✨ I loved filming the Handshake promotional video in London with the other interns. This was such a unique experience for me, and I was so glad to be part of this as I don’t think I will do anything like it again.
✨ My LinkedIn Masterclass was an amazing experience. I planned, designed and presented my own masterclass during for Your Future week. I'd delivered skills sessions before, but this really helped me to develop my presenting and planning skills, and I was so happy with how it turned out.

✨ My EDI Panel Event is probably the event I am the proudest of. I submitted an application and won funding to run an event with members of staff with disabilities from across the University of Liverpool. The panel event for students shared some brilliant experiences and advice, and everyone involved was really impressed with the quality of the event.
✨ A lovely benefit of working in a Careers is that the Enterprise team runs a variety of events that we get to attend and support. Events for our entrepreneurial students and graduates are always really inspiring and I have learnt quite a lot by attending some of these events and hearing from some great case studies.

✨ The LinkedIn Lounges are some of my favourite memories for how successful yet overwhelming they could be! I had fun sharing advice with so many engaged students and graduates and it has been so interesting to see how we have learnt and adapted the lounges to better accommodate their expectations and constantly improve them.

✨ And last but not least, my Graduate Careers Appointments were one of the biggest parts of my role and probably the part that I will miss the most. I was able to put into practise Career Coach training to assist graduates into developing and progressing into their dream roles. This was a really fulfilling part of my role and something I looked forward to with every appointment.

I've had an amazing time in the Careers Team and my role as the Graduate Transitions Executive has allowed me to develop skills I didn’t even know I had. I am so grateful for everyone and the opportunities I was presented with. Now it’s time to dive headfirst into my new role as a Data Analyst in the Alumni Team and get involved in some brand-new experiences."