Students should not take a gap year overseas but instead to look jobs at JD Sports according to Sandie Okoro, a global lead lawyer for HSBC Global Asset Management. By doing so, the young adult will be able to adopt valuable skills that he/she can use in the workplace in future. She believes on real life experiences and students should look for “old-fashioned Saturday jobs” during their gap years.
“I see all these wonderful places, they’ve gone off to China and built an orphanage, they’ve done this and done that. OK so your daddy is rich. That’s great. But when you worked at JD Sports at the weekend to earn some money? When have you dealt with the public? They don’t care where you went to school. Forget about the going to China and changing the world or whatever. What are you actually doing that’s different? I want people who can come to me and have had real experiences.”
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