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Graduate Stories – Dyfan Morris

Dyfan Morris, Glyndŵr Graduate, shares his experiences after leaving university our Student Graduate Series.

By Dyfan Morris, Egwyl Contributor

Leaving Glyndŵr was terrifying; I had no idea what I was going to do and understood that when an opportunity did come along, I would be starting again at the bottom rung of a brand new ladder.

I had a young family, a mortgage and needed to find work quickly. I set about handing CVs to anyone who would take a copy. Eventually, I landed a temporary job as Welsh Labour’s Regional Organiser, overseeing the campaigns of 39 county council candidates during last year’s local elections.

My contract was then unexpectedly extended for the snap General Election – an amazing experience that I will never forget. When it was all over, I was offered a more permanent job as a researcher for Clwyd South’s Member of Parliament, Susan Elan Jones. It took time to find a job that I felt proved that my three years in higher education weren’t spent in vain, but that job was found and it was found through perseverance.

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A significant amount of my work involves press and social media and I am exceedingly grateful to have the opportunity to use the skills I gleaned at Glyndŵr in a job I adore. Great opportunities are definitely out there, but you need to be proactive and seek them out. When you do find them, give it all you’ve got – fortune favours the brave!

 

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