Each university has a career center, so I went and they told me that the students from my department have access to a meeting organized for financial venture capital funds, that is, not with students, but with professionals. They told me "Try going to these meetings." Like, for networking. There were all these old people from financial companies, and they gathered around me to find out what I was doing here. I say that I'm looking for a job; I'm graduating from a university. One of them left me his business card. I wrote to him and was called in for an interview. It was a small investment company in Exeter. I thought that would be a good place to start.
Then there were problems with my visa. I returned to Tatarstan, really sad, because of the people I had left behind in England. I had no idea what to do. The investment company where I worked said they wouldn't wait for me.
I found a company that needed an employee who could sell their product on Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Kazakhstani markets. They wrote: "We're waiting for you in London." It wasn't my dream job, of course. And that's probably why I my final interview in London was unsuccessful.
This feeling of being unnecessary, lost, is terrible. I was staying not even with friends, but with friends of friends, in this mini-room. I decided to go to Exeter, where at least I would have a place to stay. It was a very competitive market, and even some acquaintances with a higher education were working at KFC.
I found a French company with an office in England. They needed permanent employees in their call center. Since having that job, it's been very easy for me to make phone calls. Two months later I was transferred to the manager's department. I rented a room; thanks to my job I could afford it.
My colleagues there would all talk with each other, but not with me. They were all English, and several years older than me. I was very bored at work, because I did everything quickly, and the only access to the Internet was the BBC. I knew all the current events and got addicted to cooking shows. That was my only entertainment.
Then I met with a guy who was doing PHD in the field of neuropsychology, and I saw how he lives, how he studies.