Meet your Futures First ambassadors

All of our Futures First Ambassadors have successfully completed a year in industry and are happy to help and advise you before embarking on your own placement year.

Hi I’m Tanisha, I’m studying Accounting and Financial Management in my final year. I completed a placement at Johnson and Johnson in my third year, where I worked as a Trainee Finance Analyst for their Medical Devices sector. I have also previously done an internship in Accounts with a media company. I am looking forward to meeting you all and helping to assist you in applying to placements - the skills and knowledge you can gain from this experience is so important for the future!

Hi, I’m Joe O’Connell, currently entering my third year at the University of Sheffield studying Business Management. I have just completed a year-long industrial placement at Nissan Sunderland, working within the supply chain and logistics department where I developed a variety of skills which I hope will benefit me when returning to university. I’m also a keen football player and I’m looking forward to playing once back at university.

Hi everyone! I’m Megan and I am currently in my final year studying Business Management. I have just completed a placement year in Marketing (Social media & PR) at Dunelm, a homewares retailer. I am here to help and support you guys with applying for placements and employability opportunities. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Hi, I’m Sophie and I’m studying Business Management after recently completing my placement year at L’Oreal UKI, where I’ll be returning on their Management Trainee scheme in 2021. I am an outreach ambassador for the university, and have also completed 2 further internships and a summer school course at the University of Amsterdam. I enjoy meeting people, and am really looking forward to getting to know you all as well as supporting and offering guidance on employability opportunities.

Hi, I am Iasmina and I am studying Accounting, Financial Management and Economics. During my placement year, I worked for the HM Government at the Office for National Statistics. Prior to my placement, I had a summer internship at a bank in Romania (BCR) and focused on research in finance taking part in the SURE scheme and the IFABS Conference. Currently, I am a placement ambassador at the university, offering guidance and support to any students who may be interested in taking a placement year themselves. I am a charismatic and friendly person, so I am looking forward to meeting you all to share my experience and give you tips for the interview process.

Hey, my name is Cal! I have had an awesome year on my placement, working as a Marketing Assistant for the NGO, GVI. During my time I was based in their central support office in Cape Town, South Africa. I have a genuine interest in people and enjoy great chats and gaining new insights. Finally I love Radiohead, surfing, footy and chilling! I'm keen to offer guidance to help you find a placement that excites you.

For more information on placements, see the Careers Service website or book an appointment with a Careers Consultant through your Career Connect account: