Rachel Bailey

At college I majored in English Language and Literature while taking supplementary classes in Economics, Maths and Spanish amongst others. During my time at the University of Chicago, I was a member of the Undergraduate Investment Banking Group and completed various internships around the city.

During my first summer in the city, I interned for a start-up in Chicago and for my second year worked as a residential assistant within the college. The summer before my final year in college I was awarded a research grant and with it spent a month at Princeton University studying the works of F Scott Fitzgerald and his personal correspondence.

My research was the foundation for my BA thesis about The Great Gatsby and the inferiority complex. With the completion of my thesis, I graduated from the University in June 2019 with General honours and departmental honours.

I currently reside in Chicago and work as an Associate Equity Analyst in the city and now I'm undertaking my Level I in the CFA qualification.

Aimee Hewitt

It was fantastic to see Aimee Hewitt back at St John Bosco today. Having left Year 13 in the summer, Aimee moved onto a traineeship with Aintree Hospital and has just been offered an apprenticeship! It was great to receive such positive feedback. Aimee will be returning to discuss careers in the NHS by speaking to our Year 10 and 11 students. 

Aimee has has some wonderful feedback from her placement with the following e-mail sent from her mentor.

I have just had a Ward manager contact me regarding Aimee Hewitt. Aimee has been amazing. She is a real find for Aintree and it is all down to you and your hard work. We cannot thank you enough for your effort, support and energy with our Traineeship programme. I look forward to seeing you at the next events. Peter Melia - Aintree Hospital

Lauren McQueen

I studied A Level Dance, Drama & English Literature. I am a professional actor and worked on Hollyoaks for 2 years as Lily McQueen. My aim is to continue to have a successful acting career in many other roles. 

I started doing drama in Year eight and loved taking part in productions and dance shows every year. I was given so much support and many opportunities like dancing in Shanghai with the English National Ballet for the World Expo. 

The drama and dance department were amazing and the teachers went the extra mile to help me get the best grades.

“Work hard and take every opportunity given to you” is the best advice I can give you.

Elle Shea

Elle completed her A-Level studies at St John Bosco Arts College in 2014, securing a place at Robinson College at the University of Cambridge where she studied languages for 4 years. During her first year at Robinson College, Elle served as her college’s Access Officer and sat on a university-wide board helping promote diversity and encouraging students from a range of different backgrounds to apply to Cambridge University.

Elle studied Spanish and started learning German and took a short course in Arabic. In both 2014 and 2015 Elle completed study and work abroad programmes in Spain and Germany. She completed a year abroad in Spain and Chile in 2016 and whilst in Chile she worked as a press intern at an art museum an experience which proved to be pivotal in her future career.

Elle graduated with a first-class degree in June 2018. Following her graduation, Elle began work at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London. This commercial gallery deals in prints, publishing editions by living artists and representing estates. Elle’s work involves PR and Communications, promoting exhibitions, website design, contacting press, making e-books, press releases and other marketing content. 

We were delighted to welcome Elle as our guest speaker for our Awards Afternoon 2019.

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