As part of our 'Faces behind the frog' blog post series, we talk to Rebecca about what she learnt working at Zara and about her current role as a Unifrog Partner Success Lead.
What made you apply to work at Unifrog?
Without wanting to sound cliché, I knew I would have loved to have access to the platform when I was at school. It makes thinking about and researching your next destination so much easier as a student! Having gained more knowledge of the platform, I know given the chance again, I would have applied to some universities abroad. I also love that the platform has made such a big impact for students and knowing that I’m a part of that is so rewarding.
What did you learn working at Zara that has helped you in this role?
Working in Zara in my previous job definitely taught me a few things! I was able to improve on my communication skills, multi-tasking and also learning new systems and programmes. Unifrog is constantly changing and so being able to learn a new system quickly comes in handy. And working in an office means I can finally put all my clothes that I have accumulated whilst working at Zara to good use!
What’s your favourite thing about talking to teachers every day?
Whether I’m onboarding new schools, helping teachers with admin related queries or guiding them through how to use the platform, it’s always really satisfying to know that we are making their job that little bit easier! We tend to speak with the same teachers on a regular basis which is really nice as it makes it more personal. It’s always nice to have a chat with teachers about how they're getting on, and it's fun to speak with teachers from all over the UK - I especially love a Geordie accent!
Which actor would you get to play you in the movie of your life and why?
Anna Kendrick because like her, my singing is Pitch Perfect (although Samar might say otherwise).