An Aberdeen graduate used the study of theatre to help boost her confidence.
Lindsey Stewart, 27, from the city’s Woodside, graduated yesterday from Aberdeen University with a Masters degree in International Management.
Her destination is far from her original start in academia, when she studied for an HNC in Acting and Performance.
Lindsey credits her original studies at North East Scotland College (NESCOL) for helping to boost her confidence and public speaking, as well as “being a bit of fun”.
She said: “I did it when I first left school to gain a bit of confidence.”
Lindsey went from acting to an HND in Social Sciences, before entering Aberdeen University in third year to study sociology.
Former St Machar Academy pupil Lindsey said Aberdeen was always where she was going to stay and she had not thought about leaving.
She said: “I’ve always been interested in management, which is something that you deal with a litle when you’re doing sociology.”
To Lindsey, employment was always the end game, and she was sure to make that happen, now working as an assistant accountant with car retailer Arnold Clark.
She said: “I looked at choosing a masters a bit differently than when I was choosing an undergrad, I knew that I wanted to get a job out of it, so I thought, ‘what’s the best way to make that happen?’”