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

8 Ways to Digitally Upskill for Free!

Happy new year! As a humanities graduate, people often ask me where I learned (and am learning!) my technical knowledge. Today’s post is a cheat sheet of some of my free favourites. Google Digital Garage (digital marketing, career development, data and tech) Microsoft Learn (free training on various technical themes and Microsoft software) Microsoft AI Business School FutureLearn (UCL students have free access to FutureLearn … Continue reading 8 Ways to Digitally Upskill for Free!

UCL Student? How to Bag Free FutureLearn Campus

Are you a UCL student? Did you know you’re entitled to free FutureLearn access til the end of the year? Nope? Me neither. I only found out about this lately, and recently posted about my experience studying Innovation Management via FutureLearn. I received several messages afterwards from UCL students asking about how I did this, so thought I’d make a summary blog post! What is … Continue reading UCL Student? How to Bag Free FutureLearn Campus

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

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

25 Questions to Ask your Interviewer

No matter what your interview is for, there is only one question that I can nearly guarantee your interviewer will ask you: “So, do you have any questions for us?” Nearly all interviews will end with an opportunity to ask your potential employer a question or two. It’s a great opportunity to learn and can also be a chance to demonstrate your interest and proactivity. … Continue reading 25 Questions to Ask your Interviewer

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

HBN CV Clinic: Find out the 5 Top Tips!

Thank you for the great response to last week’s CV Clinic! I received over 20 CVs, the majority of which were from female undergrads outside my network, and was delighted with the response from participants. Participant Feedback: The process was very simple and I am so thankful that you got back to me so quickly! It was definitely very useful – I will be revising … Continue reading HBN CV Clinic: Find out the 5 Top 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