My name is Caroline Davis and I am in my final year at Aston finishing my BSc Combined Hons. Psychology and Spanish. I was first attracted to Aston due to its central location in such a happening city and its renowned Psychology programme. I feel that Aston's Placement Year programme really helps you discover what you want out of your future career. I spent 5 months of my Placement Year studying in Spain and the last 6 months working in a hotel in Mexico in their Human Resources department. The biggest benfits from working/studying abroad was definitely being pushed out of my comfort zone. Only this way was I able to really put myself out there and improve my Spanish. As I was part of the Erasmus programme in Spain, a lot of the other students spoke English and I was not pushed as much as when I arrived in Mexico and my colleagues did not speak English. Another huge benefit was the experiences gained and cultures discovered. Aston has definitely helped me in defining what I want to do with my future. Although I benefited greatly from being in Mexico and trying out different jobs, I have found that I would rather pursue a career in Psychology and intend to go into a Masters of Forensic Psychology when I finish at Aston.
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