Lizzy Doole

  1. How long have you worked at Confex?
    Iíve been working at Confex since November 2015.
  2. What were you doing before joining Confex?
    Iíve worked in various administration roles. After University, I worked as a Graduate Intern in the Undergraduate Office at Aston Business School. I was then offered a job in the same office as a Placement Assistant helping Undergraduate students find placements for their compulsory year at work. After that I moved onto a Student Support Co-ordinator role, helping students with all aspects of their studies, working there for a total of five years.
  3. Tell us something different about your life outside of Confex?
    I am passionate about supporting the charity Cancer Research UK ever since my grandad passed away from cancer. Since then, I have run Race for Life every year and I work at a Cancer Research UK shop on a Sunday. I have even organized a few cake sales in the past!
  4. Who are your role models and why?
    I donít have any role models as such, however, I always feel inspired by real life stories of ordinary people who have overcome difficulties and struggles to realize their goals and be successful in their own right.
  5. How do you like to spend any spare time you may have?
    I enjoy running, charity work, yoga, meditation, reading, writing, walks in the countryside, baking and photography. I have recently started to learn how to sew and aspire to learn how to make my own clothes one day!
  6. What is the most interesting place you have visited and why?
    I was lucky to have done some travelling in my gap year; I went to Thailand, Australia and New Zealand which were all interesting in very different ways! However, recently I went to Budapest and fell in love with it! It is a beautiful city, with lots of greenery, fantastic architecture and lots to do.
  7. Tell us an ambition you have achieved and one you have yet to fulfil?
    I wrote an article which was published on a website; this was one of my ambitions as Iím a keen writer. An ambition I have yet to realize is running a half-marathon. I starting to train for one but got shin splints and had to abandon it. Iíd slowly like to work up to one and this time train a bit better!
  8. What do you like about working at Confex?
    I really like the people that I work with, everyone is so lovely and there is a nice atmosphere at work Ė so important when you spend every day there! I also like working for a small company because you feel really valued as an individual; youíre not just another number!