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"Summer 2008. I was no longer one of the many students of Manchester since the student life had just ended for me. I was eager to begin life on my own responsibility but was also afraid. I had to prepare myself for my first interviews, look smart, enthusiastic and prepared to dazzle people. Right before my interview with an international construction management company, my brother said to me: "Don't look so frightened". And indeed I was. However, the interview and presentation process turned out to be a friendly conversation just between me and an experienced electrical engineer of the company. It makes you wonder how some people have the gift to make you feel relaxed and gain your lost confidence. I could not help from wondering "could all people at this company be like that"? You can imagine my excitement when I was informed about my recruitment at the company.
Summer 2010. Two years after my graduation from the University of Manchester, I work as a graduate at one of the most well-known construction companies of the UK. Doing the same things all day long is not the issue here. During these years, I have worked in two different cities so far (Elstead and Manchester) and was lucky enough to meet many of the 'experts' of the company. I have spent 3 months on a site in Burnley and now we are preparing for a new school in Birmingham. Two years after I have indeed found the answer to my question. Well, yes... all people here are like that!
It's said that gratitude is one of the greatest secrets to happiness. I am grateful to all the people who helped me on my first graduate job!"
GEORGIOS, MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY