Trevor Gomes: Entrepreneurial former student tells his story
Trevor graduated from Christ the King Sixth Form College with A Levels in Business, ICT, English and Music. Now at university, he spoke to our Alumni Team about the challenges and highlights of his education so far.
“I’m studying Business Management with Entrepreneurship at the University of Westminster,” said Trevor.
“One of my many highlights has been my involvement in extra-curricular activities, such as leading a team of First Year undergraduates to the Universities Business Challenge final. We reached the final held at IBM’s HQ. The competition started with 300 teams, we finished in the top 10. We managed to get support from Entrepreneur and former Apprentice Finalist, Bianca Miller, ahead of the semi-finals.”
Trevor spoke about how his time at Christ the King influenced him and gave him the skills he needed to progress.
“My time at college allowed me to gain various transferable skills,” he said. “I took part in many extra-curricular activities, such as the Student Council, where I was Student Governor and Student Head. I was also in a college band and was Director of the Business Enterprise Group. This allowed me to develop and put into practice my leadership skills, which are important skills for my Business Management degree.
“I also gained networking skills through a summer internship which the college helped me gain, as well as a scholarship. Of course, my course also allowed me to pick up the skills I needed for my degree and future.
“It’s important to get involved in extra-curricular activities in college to stand out to universities and employers. I want to progress within an established business, then one day start my own and be a successful entrepreneur.
“I’ve learnt to work hard, because the greater the input, the greater the result,” he said.