FROM CHAOS TO CLARITY: MUSKAN’S STORY


For 17-year-olds across the country, school closures brought a unique set of challenges. Not only did they miss 4-months of teaching to prepare them for their final exams, they were also planning for life changing decisions about their next steps, without the usual support from school.


In the words of Muskan, “trying to keep up with self-driven learning alongside thinking about what’s next was complete confusion and chaos until engaging with my career coach at Future Frontiers”


Muskan was in Year 12 - studying for A Levels in Sociology, Psychology and History - when she participated in the Future Frontiers coaching programme in April 2020. She tells us us that on starting the programme, she was unsure and apprehensive.


“Before the sessions I was hesitant. I honestly don’t like meeting new people – I’m always very anxious about how it will go”.


"Trying to keep up with self-driven learning alongside thinking about what’s next was complete confusion and chaos until engaging with my career coach at Future Frontiers."

But catching up with her following four sessions with her coach - Stephanie, a manager in Commercial Operations at CenturyLink - you wouldn’t know it. She speaks with confidence about her preferred career path, and the enthusiasm in her voice is palpable.


“Before the Future Frontiers programme, school hadn’t helped me to think about myself and what I could possibly do.”


“For others at school who were interested in the scientific route, like medicine, there had been talks. But I wasn’t sure where to go with the subjects that I was doing. There were expectations from my family too, and I just didn’t know how to find my own footing.”