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Maddy in the Mountains

Four years since leaving Hurst, we asked Madison about the past, the present and the future!
Maddy busy at Hurst
Maddy busy at Hurst

Madison Ridings (Shield - 2018) started at Hurst as a Shell student before going on to study Psychology at Edinburgh University gaining an impressive first.

Hurst Foundation’s Ingrid Worthington caught up with Maddy whilst she was working back at Hurst before her next adventure!

What did you enjoy most as a student at Hurst and what did you study?
- I chose Psychology, Maths and History A levels and I thoroughly enjoyed the Saturday matches of netball and hockey. The friendships I made at Hurst continue and we all look forward to the Hurst Foundation reunions in years to come!

What have you been doing since you finished at Edinburgh University?
- I have been working in the Hurst Marketing department as a gap student for six months and have been learning a vast amount from photography to event management.

What next?
- I am continuing my gap year going to work for the National Canada ski school in Whistler Blackcomb for six months. This will be with a group of 19-23 year olds working 30 hours a week and weekends off for skiing! The role involves a mix of catering, admin, and ski school setup. It has a nice mix of indoor and outdoor jobs. I will get also get a good amount of time for free skiing. 

Have you been to Canada before and are you an expert skier?
- I ski each year with my family, I have skied in Banff on the Hurst ski trip but I haven’t been to Whistler before.

Are you nervous?
- Not nervous as I love meeting new people and I will be doing the activity I love every day.

What happens when you come back?
- I’m working at Hurst from April and helping with the Leavers Ball amongst other duties. I will then be looking at the career path I would like to follow but hope to look at studying further, perhaps in the creative industry and/or psychology.

Hurst Foundation cannot wait to have Maddy back in the office this year and wishes her every success in both her ski season and deciding the next part of her journey.

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