How To Survive as a Non-Tech Technology Team Leader

Do you ever make impulse decisions? Me too. One of my latest adventures? Signing up as a Team Leader on 2 Hackathon coding challenges… as a UCL humanities graduate. …Why? (a question also asked by many of my friends & family) During lockdown, I decided to begin learning to code. After getting a Code First Girls Python certificate, I was selected for their Career Nav … Continue reading How To Survive as a Non-Tech Technology Team Leader

Our CFG / Vodafone Hackathon Project: NOMI

To name names, there’s a big problem with how society views them. We live in a world where: Minority ethnic women who use “whitened” names can have better chances of landing an interview Continual mispronunciation of students of colour’s names affects their ability to learn due to shame & disassociation from their culture CV cultural name bias affects job hiring decisions  Introducing our Hackathon solution: … Continue reading Our CFG / Vodafone Hackathon Project: NOMI

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

5 Lessons I Learned as a Research Assistant

When I handed in my final university essay, I thought my days of journal reading were over… little did I know I’d be invited to join a team at a political research institution over the summer! Whilst most of my work experience has been in management consulting and (recently) technology, I’m always keen to explore new areas. Here’s what I learned by volunteering in a … Continue reading 5 Lessons I Learned as a Research Assistant

Our CFG Project: Analysing Statutory Homelessness in the UK

After a great response to my article about my first coding lesson, I thought I’d do a follow-up article to show you what kinds of things you could learn to do with Python, or achieve by the end of a course with Code First: Girls. Designing our project I partnered up with my classmate Michelle to develop what we’d learned about .cvs files (comma separated … Continue reading Our CFG Project: Analysing Statutory Homelessness in the UK

Girl Meets ‘hello world’: My First ‘Code First: Girls’ Review

(fun fact: getting your code to say ‘hello world’ is one of the oldest traditions in software) I’m currently on Week 5 of an Introduction to Python Programming course ran by not-for-profit organisation Code First: Girls (CFG). Over the past few years, I’ve had a particular interest in the technology sector, and decided it was time to bite the bullet and start investigating how I … Continue reading Girl Meets ‘hello world’: My First ‘Code First: Girls’ Review

5 Final Year Tips

The past few months have been an exciting and fast-paced return to life at UCL. From my dissertation-filled study schedule, here are some quick tips on surviving the final year rush: Make the most of your university opportunities – this is your last chance to! When chatting to my friends in the post-graduation world, this rings in as the top piece of advice. Whether that’s … Continue reading 5 Final Year Tips

5 Mistakes I Made on My Internship

As the summer draws to a close, thousands of students across the country are rolling off summer internships. Inevitably, that means nearly every third Linkedin post is a success story about the awesome things that undergrads have achieved this summer! Social media is very much a highlights reel, and for young women to succeed in male-dominated industries, we need to normalise the day-to-day learning experience … Continue reading 5 Mistakes I Made on My Internship

5 Simple Tricks to Build Rapport

If you’re based in the UK, you’re probably aware of the phenomenon that is Love Island (if not: in a matter of weeks on national TV, attractive young people go from complete strangers to proclamations of undying love). Twitter and memes aside, this got me thinking about how our social relationships are built in such a short space of time. How humans associate with each … Continue reading 5 Simple Tricks to Build Rapport