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How I started my own digital marketing business

Rebecca CoupeRebecca Coupe graduated with a BA (Hons) in Theology and Religious Studies in 2011 and has since gone on to set up a successful online marketing business; Infinity Digital.

When it came to applying to University I had absolutely no idea what career I wanted to pursue or what subject to choose to “leave my options open.”  I finally settled on Theology and Religious Studies because I enjoyed the subject at school and hoped the research and communication skills I’d gain would help in my career (luckily I was right!). Continue reading

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Careers in the digital industry: Not just about the tech

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Think digital careers are just for ‘techy’ people? Think again. Digital now impacts on every area of life and is creating lots of opportunities in various roles across all sectors. This post is a summary of a careers event run by Amy & Lauren from Bubble Jobs at the University of Leeds in April 2015.

What is the digital industry?

The industries that spring to mind when you think about digital are probably ones such as media, technology, digital marketing, and so on.  However, as digital technologies now pervade every area of life, so digital jobs can be found across all industries and sectors.

What are the key job roles?

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5 reasons to consider a career in the digital sector

Scarlett WilsonScarlett Wilson is a Keele University graduate and is currently working as a Digital Marketing Executive for Bubble Jobs – a niche digital jobs board that specialises in advertising digital, e-commerce, media and marketing jobs. In this post she outlines how she got into the sector and some of the reasons she thinks it’s great.

When I was in my final year at Keele University I found myself a little lost – I knew I was interested in marketing because of my extra-curricular activities and work experience but I wasn’t sure of my options. I had a look around and saw that the digital industry had loads of potential Continue reading

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How I learned the value of networking this summer

Student blogger Rebekah shares her experiences of networking success and how this helped her develop her experience and career ideas.

Rebekah Billingham

I am happy and excited to be in the second year of my English degree. This summer turned out to be different to how I expected it to be, but only in the best possible way. During that time, I got first -and experience of the sort of career I’m moving towards, and in a lot of ways confirmed what I want to do, and how that relates to my talents and personality.

Originally, my goal for the summer was to land one of the Leeds University Scheme internships in communications and marketing I had been applying for. I was disappointed when I was turned down from all of them due to competition, but this was for the best, as I was offered a job working in marketing for a company set up last year after approaching an acquaintance I know from Church. I had completed some casual proofreading for her the previous year. For one thing, it was extremely flexible, requiring me to work 6-12 hours a week, which allowed me to fit it around my other activities.

Going to a business networking event with my boss was definitely Continue reading

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How I got my job: Managing Director of own digital marketing agency

Leeds graduate Aaron Dicks set up a digital marketing agency earlier this year.  Here he provides tips and advice for anyone interested in setting up their own business or who is interested in a career in digital marketing.

Aaron Dicks

My name is Aaron and I am a graduate of Management with Marketing from Leeds University. I left university just over a year ago to join a renewable energy company in Nottingham called EvoEnergy. I’d always had the desire to start my own company, so with some experience under my belt, I finally took the plunge early this year and started a small digital marketing agency called Impression with my colleague.  We started working with small businesses and charities of friends, but since then have grown to service a handful of large national clients. Continue reading

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