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Heather Chambers

Psychology BSc (Hons)

Snapshot experience is already helping in my career. It inspired me to never give up on my goals no matter how hard they may seem at the time

Graduation date: 2015

What Snapshot activities did you take part in?

I took part in three insight opportunities with people in the industry. I also took part in three training sessions which also included a mock assessment day and mock interviews.

What did you enjoy most about it?

I enjoyed having the opportunity to meet with professionals in my desired field and it was great to gain an insight into their daily working lives and the different journeys that they have each taken to reach their desired goal. I also enjoyed having the opportunity to meet with different students from different areas of the university, it was nice to share all our abilities and skills and learn new things from one another. I also think the staff in charge of running the scheme were great, they were organised, efficient, gave great advice and I am grateful to them for providing me with such a great opportunity.

How will this experience help you in your future career?

This experience is already helping in my career. From one of my insight opportunity's I kept in touch with the professional and through networking and regular communication I was able to gain a new job in the field that I would like to go forward in. Without this snapshot scheme that probably never would have been possible. This experience will continue to help me in the future as it has provided me with motivation and drive to continue working towards my career goals. Much of the professionals that I met with had all worked extremely hard to get to the level which they were at and it inspired me to never give up on my goals no matter how hard they may seem at the time.

Why would you recommend other students join the Snapshot Scheme?

I would recommend others because the scheme is a great way to learn and develop skills, including communication, team working, listening and public speaking. It will also aid students to decide whether the original career path they have chosen is the right one for them or whether they are interested in another field. It provides them with the resources and skills needed to go forward in applying for internships and placements, assessment centres and the working world.

What do you want to do after university?

Following University I would like to continue in the role I have now as an ABA tutor and hopefully gain a role as a psychology/research assistant. After a year or two I would then like to apply for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and hopefully on completion of that become a fully-fledged clinical psychologist.