Rhianna Patel

What did you study at Aston University? BSc International Relations + Social Policy
What year did you graduate? 2018
What is your current job role? EU Exit Partner Organisation’s Officer
Organisation? Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

“When searching for what comes next, try out a whole bunch of stuff and do what you love in the end.”

Why did you choose Aston University
I chose Aston as it allowed me a wide range of choice in my course modules as well as an opportunity to take a placement year.

What advice would you give to current Aston students?
My advice to current Aston students is that when searching for what comes next, try out a whole bunch of stuff and do what you love in the end. Your career is yours to mould and shape to how you want it to be.

What do you enjoy about your current role?
The part I enjoy most about my current role is the opportunity to work on EU Exit which is exciting and relevant. Knowing that the work I do is important in ensuring that organisation’s are ready for Exit Day makes my work fulfilling. It's also a good chance to learn a lot about sectors I wouldn't have had the opportunity to do otherwise. 

What are your career ambitions for the future?
My hope is to move into party politics and become a Parliamentary Assistant, I want to then build on this role and work towards becoming an MP.