Graduating Year: 2010

Neha graduated from King’s College Soto de Viñuelas in 2010, and although she deems herself a shy little girl whilst she was at school, the multicultural environment that King’s offered, combined with her passionate teachers who encouraged her, she has gone on to do great things.

Neha ChetnaniThe most influential people whilst I was at King’s were without doubt Mr McNally, Mr Gray and Mr O´Connor. Their passion for what they did towards their respective subjects, the students and moreover the Sixth Form in general, is extremely inspiring and touching. Not only did these three individuals constantly motivate and encourage us, but they also showed their support and have guided students to the right path.

I have always been a very career focused individual and upon completing my studies at King’s , I moved to Bournemouth in the United Kingdom to start my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing at Bournemouth University. It was a four year degree, with the third year being a placement year (work experience).

When I first arrived in the UK, I realised how little working experience I held. I had worked part time as a tutor on my free evenings at King’s College, however it was miles away from what some of my peers had done. In order to catch up with them, I was determined to get involved in all sorts of activities and opportunities that would flourish my CV as well as my skill set. So once at university, and during my third year placement, I worked as a Junior Account Executive at Wunderman in Madrid as part of the Erasmus programme. It was an amazing opportunity, offering me the chance to work with many world-reknown clients such as Microsoft, Accenture, Nokia and Heineken to name but a few.

After finishing my final year at Bournemouth University in June 2014 and Graduating with a 2:1 in Marketing, I started working as an Operations and Back Office Sales Assistant for El RHEY. This was an Internship scheme by Bournemouth University and Santander. The company is an upcoming children’s rainwear brand focusing on quality and design. Our first product is ColourMe Wellies and we have various other products in the pipeline. Upon the end of my internship scheme, my hardwork paid off, and I was lucky enough to be offered a position as a permanent employee at El RHEY and they have also agreed to sponsor my visa allowing me to stay and work in the UK.

Lately work has become a large part of my life, but I am looking into ways of getting more involved within the local community still too. I have always enjoyed travelling, however, that is going to have to wait a couple of years until I settle down and earn it!

King’s College has made me a much more open person, I used to be a shy little girl back in school however I feel that with every experience and situation, I keep building my confidence and when I look at how far I have come and what I have built on since my school days, I’m really amazed and grateful for such an education.