Former Brand Controller at L’Oreal, Emma is joining us in February in Hyderabad in India along with her partner Paul.
As someone who graduated in the midst of the recession/credit crunch I made the choice to jump at the first opportunity to start my career and begin a professional accountancy qualification.
Over the years that I was working full time and studying part time I felt a desire and drive to work hard and be successful. It was my hope that this would give me security and stability and thus happiness.
However, once I completed my qualification and worked myself up to a role that I could be proud of, I was overcome by a constant feeling that something was missing.
I spent many months exploring my thoughts and my feelings, weighing up what was important to me and trying to understand why I felt such weight for the life that I had. It dawned on me that I felt a sense of privilege for what I had achieved; but whilst I had worked hard for it all I was also very aware of how lucky I have always been to even be given these opportunities to study and be educated.
That is when I realised what would make me happiest would be helping other people with the knowledge I have been lucky enough to acquire; along with travelling the world to see the different environments that people exist within.
I made the decision to hand my notice in at work to embark upon this mission and just 3 days later came across the opportunity in India working with _SocialStarters.
It felt like fate!
I am so grateful and excited to be a part of the team working in Hyderabad and working with UnLtd. The range of clients that we will work with are so diverse and inspiring and I know that I will take away from this more than I could have hoped for.
Would you like to join us as a Trainee Social Enterprise Consultant, and work alongside grassroots social entrepreneurs in India? We are currently recruiting for our next programme, which starts 25th April and runs for 6 weeks. If so, please send across your CV and a cover note explaining why you think this opportunity is for you to email@example.com.