Sprint – The Groundbreaking Career Development Programme

Sprint is designed for undergraduate women of all ages, from all backgrounds and stages in their lives and study to develop their potential and address study and career issues. 

Rosanna – Psychology student and Sprint participant

Applications are now open for Sprint so we caught up with a previous participant – Rosanna – to hear about her experiences of the programme.

“I’m a Psychology student here at Exeter. I decided to apply for Sprint as I knew I needed to gain valuable skills to help me in my future career. Being a Psychology student, the career options seemed endless, and I didn’t know where I wanted to go with my degree. However, Sprint teaches you skills for any profession, which was something that was really important to me.

I wanted to apply for Sprint as I hadn’t had any previous training on creating a personal brand, networking and identifying my own skill-sets. The knowledge Sprint gives you really is comprehensive. In addition, I think it’s great that you learn in a female-only environment, as we get to tackle issues that predominantly affect women in the workplace

Sprint helped me when it came to self-confidence, as it taught me how to find my own strengths. This helped me in interviews, and I have now secured a graduate job in Accounting. 

In the long-term, Sprint gives you a sense of confidence in the world of careers. You are given amazing advice by professionals, as well as a folder full of information to take away and review at any time. 

In the short term, Sprint allows you to meet many like-minded and driven individuals, and take time out from studying to just focus on you and your future career. 

If anyone is unsure of applying, just go for it! Yes, you need to take a few days off studying, but it is so worth it, and will really compliment the rest of your time at university. You’re still learning on Sprint, but learning about things perhaps no one has said to you before. Don’t miss the opportunity and never end up learning these things.” 

The Sprint webpage has more information about the course, including how to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Sloan or ask us a question via My Career Zone.