Stephanie Gowdy

Student Recruitment Senior Manager, PWC

I completed the Young Enterprise Company programme in 2001 whist studying A levels at Downshire School, Carrickfergus.    Getting involved allowed me to explore some of the theory I was learning through A level Business Studies whist developing me personally.  I learnt a lot through the programme –everything from working in a team, outside my normal peer group to self-confidence through selling and presenting.  When I completed the programme I also completed the Young Enterprise exam and was awarded recognition for gaining one of the top marks in NI.  I went on to deliver a Young Enterprise programme in a primary schools (Victoria Primary School, Carrickfergus).

Young Enterprise supported my interest in Business and I went on to study it at university before taking up a role in PwC.  I have been with the firm for 9 years (with 2 years out having children!) and I am a Senior Manager leading the Student Recruitment team for NI and sit on the UK Student Recruitment leadership team.