Former Student Profile – Sky Carberry Rogers, Class of 2017
We look forward to welcoming Sky back Thursday 10 October 2019 to the Year 7 Inspire and Career Talk.
What years did you attend WHS? 2010- 2017
What did you get up to at WHS in terms of study and extracurricular activities?
Drama Leader, DofE Bronze, Sports Leaders, Prom Committee, Organiser of Leaver's Ball, Maths ACAS, softball, Food Tech, stage managed lower school musical, JHGS Politicon and Question Time.
Do you have any fond memories you’d like to share?
Tesco trips, Sports Day, Miss Green and Mr Mackerras getting engaged, winning University Challenge against the Oxbridge applicants in my year, Leavers Ball, taking part in the 'Sponge a Teacher' stall at the Year 9 fair - specifically targeting Mr Church!!
What did you do after school?
I went to Oxford Brookes University, reading Politics and International Relations. I chose Government and Politics as my fourth Year 12 subject, just because I needed one more, and thought it would at least help me to understand Brexit (hadn't happened yet), and then fell in love with the course. By October half term of Year 12 I was already looking at courses around the UK.
What are you up to now?
I’m in my final year of university, starting my dissertation! This past summer I was a camp counsellor in Soquel California with Camp Kennolyn for 10 weeks. I was looking after 4-17 year olds teaching them many skills including crafts, culinary arts, synchronised swimming, BMX and more. In addition, I was working for VolkerFitzpatrick, one of the UKs premiere engineering and construction companies, assisting with their ‘women into construction campaign’. Part of my role for Volkerfitzpatrick was interviewing around 30 apprenticeship candidates for six different areas of the project, seven of which we have hired and are already on site. I currently work part time for two jobs, one in a large pub/restaurant, and also laptop remote work from the summer placement I had this year.
What do you know now that you didn’t in Year 13 that you’d like to share with current students?
You don't need to worry about choosing a degree that will take you straight to your career choice, especially if you don't know what that will be. I still don't really know what I want to do, or where I want to go. But actually, it doesn't really matter right now because I love what I study, and I know it is helping me become more educated, and a more employable person.