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Nurse offered 15 jobs after graduating from Staffs Uni

“Some of it is what’s on paper so being on the Student Council and on the Curriculum Board helps but I think it’s also your personality when you go into interviews. If you’ve got a real passion for something, show it in your interview but just don’t go overboard.”

Alexis Long

Alexis Long has immersed herself in the opportunities that a degree in nursing can bring – representing fellow students on the Student Council and even imputing into the new curriculum.

And Alexis feels her experience during her BSc(Hons) Nurse Practice degree at Staffordshire University has made her infinitely more employable – having recently interviewed for 15 jobs, the mother of two was offered all 15!

Revealing the secret of her success in the employment market, Alexis said: “Some of it is what’s on paper so being on the Student Council and on the Curriculum Board helps but I think it’s also your personality when you go into interviews. If you’ve got a real passion for something, show it in your interview but just don’t go overboard.”

Alexis lived in Telford and studied for her degree at Shrewsbury but after weighing up her options, has opted to take a role on a stroke rehabilitation ward at a Community Hospital in Bognor Regis where she hopes to make her mark as one of the new faces of a new Foundation Trust.

Alexis, 41, hopes eventually to work at the cutting edge of nursing in Accident and Emergency although having experience of the armed forces – her husband was in the army – she is also considering work as a combat nurse.

As someone who suffers with dyslexia, her advice to others is to push on through their studies.

She said: “Yes, it’s hard but just keep going. I did it. Yes, I failed assignments each year but look at me, I’ve graduated now.” 

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