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Finding My Feet Through The Juice Academy


It's always a hard time for many students after graduation. You're not only clueless as to what you want to do with your degree, but you've reluctantly had to move back home with your parents with two grands worth of debt. It almost feels like the last three years spent at university (despite slogging your guts off in third year), have been completely pointless. The situation not helped by the constant questioning from friends and relatives regarding your work status. Yet throughout this period, you still remain hopeful that everything will simply sort itself out.

Well to tell you the truth, it might not!

I was in this predicament several months ago now. The light at the end of my tunnel was slowly but surely getting dimmer and dimmer, as I began to lose faith in the whole job hunting scene. How was I going to get out of my financial situation, never mind find myself a graduate job? However, something did in fact come up. A standard administration job. This was the kind of work my mates had settled for and the moment where I joined the 9-5 zombie club. Leaving the house early morning and returning from work in complete darkness. ‘Weekend Offender’ may as well have been my new job title.

Despite getting along with everyone at Manchester Airport Group, I knew the job wasn't something I wanted for the rest of my life. So when I saw The Juice Academy's advertisement for a Graduate Social Media Intern, I knew this was my opportunity to finally strive towards a career I would enjoy. It was a week later, when I was invited to the Boot Camp. At the time, I had mixed emotions about the procedure. I presumed, as always, that competition would be fierce and the chances of being successful would be slim. Although I knew I would learn a great deal through the experience alone, whatever the outcome.

The day itself was stressful to say the least, involving a ran