Twenty one year old Sammie Farrell from West Heath has found a new inspiration for her future career thanks to coming to Bournville College.
Sammie, a former pupil of Kings Norton Girls School came to Bournville College in 2008, initially studying a BTEC Level 1 in Health & Social Care. Having changed her mind about the career she chose for her future, the College supported her in selecting three AS Level options for the next academic year.
Thanks to the help from the tutors, Sammie’s self-confidence grew beyond her expectations which made her realise that there were opportunities available beyond her course to help her develop her ever growing interest in writing. After contacting the marketing department at Bournville College, Sammie became the College’s unofficial blogger, leading on online discussions on a range of subjects. In summer 2010 she was also given a once in the lifetime opportunity to participate in an international student conference in South Korea. Travelling abroad for the first time in her life, she summed up her experience: ‘It’s quite strange but amazing at the same time that my very first trip abroad involved a long haul flight with my college. I absolutely loved the experience and made friends from all over the world.’
Sammie left Bournville College in 2011, having achieved excellent results on A2 Levels in Sociology, Psychology and English Language and Literature but also with a completely new perspective and ambitions for her future. She is now studying History at Derby University but continues with developing her writing skills further. She’s been volunteering during the summer of 2012 in the College’s marketing department again, developing her skills in creative writing and journalism. She reflected: ‘My ever growing interest in writing has been able to flourish during the summer work experience at Bournville College. I really enjoyed learning tricks of the public relations industry, working with the marketing team and generally being part of the College that I once attended and still love.’
Jana Smidkova, Marketing Manager at Bournville College commented: ‘Sammie is a perfect example of someone who is eager to explore all avenues in order to learn, gain experience and enhance her career prospects at the end of her studies. She was able to provide excellent support to the team during the busy summer period and I am proud of all the achievements of this former Bournville student. I am certain she will go far in her career.’
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