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Friendship at Reach: A Supervisor's Story

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Reach Cambridge supervisor? Do they really get along as well as it seems? How is it that every year, a group of individuals – most of whom have never met before – quickly become a cohesive team? The answer is simple – they are all driven by the same thing: to create an amazingly positive, educational and memorable experience for all our students!

Sanjukta, two-time Reach supervisor veteran, tells all!

Supervisors at the departure party

I am not sure what it is about the Reach Cambridge hiring process, but every time I meet a new cohort of supervisors that I am going to work with, I feel at home instantly. This is brilliant for two reasons. The first is that because the team is always friendly, excited and approachable, it makes my job of being a supervisor and being there for all our students that much easier. The second is that no matter who the new supervisors are, I am always sure that they will fit into the Reach family like a glove. This is important because the job can be demanding and stressful at times, and the knowledge that we have each other’s backs can be very comforting.

The team after a fantastic excursion

I have met some of the loveliest people I have ever known on Reach Cambridge. The days leading up to the students’ arrival are spent having picnics, eating pizza, playing ‘ice breakers’, and doing whatever else we can to get to know each other. By the time the students arrive, they find it hard to differentiate between the supervisors who have known each other for two days and those who have been friends for two years! The fact that they almost always guess years rather than days is a testimony to how great the people I’ve met are, and how easy it is to get along with them. I can testify to the fact that it is not just students who emerge from the program with lifelong friends – my Reach family and I still regularly meet for brunch, coffees, and even the occasional sleepover!