Anna has been working at the University of Suffolk as a Careers and Employability Adviser since 2019. She did a degree in Sociology at the University of York before going on to qualify as a Careers Adviser and has been working within Careers and Employability for 20 years now.
Anna works to support students in all stages of their career planning, decision making and employability development. She offers one-to-one guidance appointments as well as group workshops and works closely with the Schools of Social Sciences & Humanities and Health & Sports Sciences to deliver curriculum-based sessions exploring career options and employability.
Anna feels that working remotely during the pandemic has presented some challenges but also opportunities to find new ways of working and increase the flexibility and accessibility of our services. By using technologies such as Microsoft Teams and our virtual classroom, the team can continue to deliver Careers services fully. She has enjoyed learning new skills such as creating screencasts. Anna feels that it is exciting to support students in identifying the new skills they are developing which they might not have had the opportunity to do in ‘normal’ circumstances, and to work together to find the positives as well as overcoming the challenges!