3 Things You Won’t Hear Me Say

Over the past couple of years, there are a lot of phrases I’ve started to actively stop using at work. Why? As an ex-languages student, I believe that the language that we use builds the world around us; the way in which we speak defines the speaker. Here are a couple of phrases that I’ve stopped using in professional contexts, why, and what I use … Continue reading 3 Things You Won’t Hear Me Say

Politics to AI: My Pivot Into Tech

It’s coming up to a year since I graduated from UCL in the manic haze of Lockdown 1. So, it feels poignant to have just been interviewed by my previous university about my journey into tech since graduating! You can read the full interview below: UCL Careers: Interview with an Alum – Isabel Scavetta and the ‘Career Pivot’ 1. Since graduating from UCL, you’ve spoken … Continue reading Politics to AI: My Pivot Into Tech

Why I’m Ignoring Negative Feedback

Honestly, I’ve been feeling anxious lately. Impostor syndrome is such a buzzword in this space that I’m not even going to use it! The “post-university void”, as lovingly coined by my friends, is a bizarre place. Even more so when you graduated in a global pandemic. Rather than being worried I don’t belong, it’s more of a challenge in having faith that I’m carving out … Continue reading Why I’m Ignoring Negative Feedback

Dear Sir/Madam: Please Reject This Application

Earlier this week, I had an interview for a volunteer role at an internationally-recognised social action group. I had some big ideas about how we could democratise tech education here in London, and work with others to achieve that. It was a close call, but ultimately, they went with another candidate. Ouch. However, what was most surprising to me were the reactions from my close … Continue reading Dear Sir/Madam: Please Reject This Application

First Day…. Not in the Office? 3 Ways to Build Virtual Collaboration

A year ago, I never expected I’d be working in an AI Innovation department. But, I think that past me would’ve been even more surprised to find out that I’d be starting from my dining room table! A month in, I’m getting used to balancing working from home during the pandemic. Here’s 3 of my top tips for communication and teamwork that I’ve learned from … Continue reading First Day…. Not in the Office? 3 Ways to Build Virtual Collaboration

BBC News Feature: My Journey into Tech

As a long-term BBC News reader, it was a surreal moment to start my everyday routine and find myself in featured in their latest Features & Analysis article! Isabel Scavetta, aged 23 from Maidenhead, in Berkshire, has seen her expectations about jobs turned upside down. But not necessarily for the worst. “In some ways I’m strangely grateful for having to re-evaluate,” she says, describing a … Continue reading BBC News Feature: My Journey into Tech

Navigating a Man’s World: Tips for Female Grads in Male-Dominated Industries

After graduating, I completed a four month consultancy internship in the construction industry – not exactly famed for its high ratio of female employees! Transitioning from psychology lecture halls filled with 90% women to boardrooms where I was the only woman took some adjusting to. Here are some of my biggest lessons! The minority effect Research shows that we all feel less confident when we … Continue reading Navigating a Man’s World: Tips for Female Grads in Male-Dominated Industries

Why Young Women Should Post on LinkedIn: An Anti-Cringe Crash Course

Isa, how do you even start to post on LinkedIn? – too many people, to me, in weird and wonderful scenarios (including pre-Covid house parties..?) Now, whether or not this is something I’m okay with being my core personality trait (unsure), there’s a lot to be said for getting your name out there, especially as a woman just starting out on the career ladder. But, … Continue reading Why Young Women Should Post on LinkedIn: An Anti-Cringe Crash Course

My Cheat Sheet: Free Consulting Interview Prep

Welcome to a much-requested post… here’s my list of recommended consulting interview prep resources! Everyone is on their own individual journey, and that the most important preparation you can do is to set yourself up in a way that helps you to become calm and confident in your own abilities. Note: All the listed resources are free to access for students, and this is a … Continue reading My Cheat Sheet: Free Consulting Interview Prep

10 Tips to Break into Consulting at Uni

With its fast-paced learning environment and its consultants cracking some of industry’s biggest challenges, it’s clear why consulting is a popular career destination amongst university students. However, it’s also notoriously hard to get into and competition is fierce. This week, an incoming first-year on my UCL undergraduate degree reached out to me via LinkedIn to ask: Can you give me some tips to get into … Continue reading 10 Tips to Break into Consulting at Uni