It was not an easy choice when deciding to pursue an arts degree, as many friends were going on to study mathematics or engineering but I am so glad that I did. My passion for music, theatre and literature was fueled at school and through my social groups and continuing these studies at a higher level gave me greater opportunities to meet like minded people, compose my own works and create informed opinions on literature and music. Whilst at university I explored areas of music that I had previously not considered and found these experiences to be hugely helpful not only to my academic life but also in gaining personal confidence.
Whilst at university I undertook an internship at EMI Music where I was part of the Marketing and A&R team. This internship was a great insight into how the business worked and I found my 4 months there very interesting and fun, meeting new people and gaining valuable workplace experience that helped me mature. Through this internship and the connections I made I was lucky enough to obtain a job as soon as I left university at EMI Music. I am grateful to be working in the arts and truly believe that they are a vital part of humanity and if the arts are your passion you should be given the opportunity to learn, experience and develop your skills.