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Loving Life in London

Reaping the benefits of an international education, Bailey, class of 2018, is enjoying his life and work in London, England.


Where are you living now?
I currently live in London, England.

What kind of work are you doing?
I am an Associate Consultant for the CFO and Board practice at Dartmouth Partners, a recruitment consultancy focusing primarily on the financial sector. I help with the evaluation, selection, and placement of upper financial management within Private Equity backed companies looking to scale. 

What do you enjoy most about your job?
There are many things I enjoy so far, but the main one that sticks out is the people. Working in a culture that has exceptional values is apparent in both the individuals I work with and the clients I work for. 

What kind of challenges does it hold for you?
Working on a team that deals with business executives within the financial industry does certainly present pressure, both in terms of professionalism and performance. However, this does translate to continued development in both these areas, which I see as an ultimate benefit. 

Did NIS help you prepare for your current position in any way?
Had I not attended NIS, I would not be in the position I am in today. Attending an international school has benefits that are sometimes overlooked on the day to day and are primarily noticed when looking back. Being surrounded by various cultures and receiving instruction from international teachers opens your mind to how many opportunities and ways of living there actually are. Without the assistance and inspiration from my teachers and peers at NIS, I would never have attended university in the UK, and thus would not be living/working in London. 

What’s the one thing that you are really enjoying or most excited about these days? 
Since lockdown ended, I’ve been able to travel around a few different countries in Europe, which has been remarkable. I am looking forward to taking more weekend trips to various countries as often as possible and learning about their respective cultures. 

What’s the one thing you miss most about Japan? 
I miss a lot of things about living in Japan—the people, the konbinis, the amazing public transport. But one thing sticks out from the rest, and that is Ichiran, AKA the best ramen chain in Japan. It is simply the most delicious ramen and I can’t find a place that comes anywhere close. 

Lastly, what words of wisdom do you have for today’s Dolphins?
To any current Dolphins, I would say take advantage of the unique cultural opportunities available wherever you can. Whether you were born in Japan or are only staying for a couple of years, learn about the different lifestyles of those around you. 

Additionally, for those of you taking IB, don’t put pressure on yourself to have everything figured out at once. Work hard of course, but be open to new opportunities that you may not normally consider. Some of the best outcomes may come from events you would never have normally considered. 



たくさんありますが、一番は同僚やクライアントとの出会いですね。 卓越した価値観を持つ同僚やクライアントに恵まれた環境で働けることに喜びを感じます。