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Kamila Reczkowska

Kamila ReczkowskaInternal Recruiter, HCL Poland

BA Translation and Language (English)  

What made you choose Middlesex University?

A friend of mine was already studying at Middlesex and highly recommended the university. I was also very interested in the Translation course on offer.

What attracted you to your course and made you apply? 

I chose my course because linguistics and translation have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I wanted to gain better insight into this area.

What aspects of your course did you enjoy most?

Practical translation and fx subtitling.

What is your fondest memory of life at Middlesex?

Being on campus enjoying cheap food and drinks in the sunshine with my friends!

What one piece of advice would you give to a prospective student interested in studying at Middlesex?

Prepare for hard work and make sure that you're well organised.

How did your course and time at Middlesex help you to get where you are professionally today?

Obtaining a degree from abroad made me more attractive to employers in Poland.

What made you choose the industry you work in and what are its pros and cons?

I love people so decided to work in HR. What I enjoy most about the role is getting to meet and hire new people. The main downside is that working in HR requires a lot of patience and understanding.

How did you get your foot on the career ladder post university?

After graduation I started working in a recruitment agency in the City as I had a background in sales. I then moved back to Poland when I was offered a position as an internal recruiter at the company I currently work for.

What has been your defining career break or highlight to date?

I believe that my current job offers great opportunities. I am lucky enough to have a role that offers me independence in a challenging industry and that allows me to learn something new on a daily basis. I'm also happy that my company is growing very fast, so I hope I will be able to stay here in the longer term and grow professionally with the organisation.

What does the future hold for you?

Hopefully only good things!

What are the top three career tips you would give to current students and recent graduates?

Don't give up and get frustrated if you're stuck in a horrible job or get fired. These things happen in life, so it's important to keep going, be yourself, continue to look for new opportunities and grab them when they arise.

What one piece of advice would you give to the 17/18 year old you?

Don't eat so much junk food and exercise more, but that applies to 27 year old me too.

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