Hoping for reality check and some guidance
When I was 18 my mother died in quite a traumatic way, I ended up developing PTSD, dropped out of school developed some bad habits and essentially fucked myself for 4 years.
I'm 23 now and starting a Mechanical Engineering degree at UCL this coming Autumn.
I have huge concerns that gaps in my past are going to lead to me being overlooked for internships and jobs in the future.
My friends within the sector have resoundingly told me recruiters only care about experience relative to your graduating year / existing qualifications and may consult my A-Level results for internships (All A*).
Would be really interested to hear other peoples perspective on my situation.