- Course: BSc International Business and Marketing
- Nationality: British
Life at university gives you the flexibility to choose how busy or relaxed you want your day to day lifestyle to be. In my case, I found it difficult at first, however, soon into this new experience I managed to balance the time needed for my degree, rowing, my ambassador role and my social life, and some down time. This is good practise for the professional world of work, where you will be juggling many different priorities throughout your career.
I have gained so many personal and professional skills from my time at Leeds University Business School, which will definitely help me as a young professional. I have also developed my working knowledge of international business and of marketing. I really enjoy the flexibility we get on the course to chose modules to develop specialisms in our interests. This will be useful for shaping my future career.
Through the careers centre, I managed to secure a paid summer internship at a Financial Advisor for the summer months. My role was based around event marketing for a charity golf day held in Cheshire – an event which saw the likes of Andy Gray and Graeme Sharp attend. Whilst the place was competitive, I was able to receive advice and support with my CV and telephone interview preparation beforehand from staff at the careers centre.
There are many extra curricular opportunities too - my Student Ambassador job at Leeds University Business School involves open days and visit days, interacting with parents and prospective students. This year I am also an Admissions Intern, involving similar roles but with more responsibility than before.
During my time at University I also joined the rowing society – partaking as the stroke for the non-performance rowing team. This offered me a strong combination of fitness, sport and socials, making up a good portion of the friends I see on a day to day basis. Several races throughout the year allowed me the chance to explore cities around the North of England, such as Durham, Peterborough and York.