Miko Gorski completed his studies at Richard Huish College three years ago and recently returned to speak to current Business, Marketing and Management students about his time at the College and what he’s learned in his years following Huish.

Having achieved a triple Distinction in his Business Extended Diploma, he now studies International Business with a focus on investment banking at UWE Bristol and has spent this past summer working at Ernst and Young.

Miko shared “Looking back on my time at Huish, I am filled with gratitude for the unforgettable experiences and the invaluable lessons I have learned. It was a place where I gained a solid foundation in Business Studies, learned the importance of communication and collaboration, and started a podcast with my friends. Moreover, Huish taught me it’s okay not to know everything. There were many moments of uncertainty, but the college fostered an environment where questions were encouraged, and curiosity was celebrated.

“One of the most integral parts of my experience at Huish was delving into topics like International Business. Learning about the intricacies of global trade, cultural differences, and the importance of effective collaboration and communication, opened my eyes to the interconnectedness of the business world, the complex navigation of operating in different countries, and how vital it is to understand diverse perspectives”.

During his talk to first-year students, he gave tips about transitioning from a Year 1 student to a Year 2 student at the College. “The one thing I would like to say if you’re coming into your second year is don’t put too much pressure on yourself. I remember it was a huge step for me, but passions come quietly, they are the little whispers in your head. The things you don’t want to do because you don’t feel comfortable doing them can turn out to be the things that you enjoy. Try and go out there with motivation and desire to delve into different areas”.

Miko also provided advice for those just about to start university, “I would recommend joining a society, go to little fairs to see what you might enjoy, not necessarily what you might be comfortable in. I would never have met the friends I have now if I didn’t play sports or become a Student Ambassador. When you join a society you all have the same mindset so you will find like-minded people”.

Miko made an application to university whilst still considering Higher Degree Apprenticeships as he was keen to keep his options open. In the end, he chose a course with an option to study abroad and described his past year studying in Bordeaux, France as “the best experience I’ve ever had”.

He is now set to complete his final year which includes his dissertation and hopes to join a graduate scheme in the future and potentially relocate to London. Whilst undecided on his final career he shared, “My ultimate goal is to work for the United Nations but that takes a lot of time and dedication, part of me would like to do something creative, but ultimately I just love working with people and learning new things”.

His final piece of advice for his younger peers was “If you ever feel stuck, reach out to friends and teachers around you, you may not realise it, but they really want the best for you!”.