Tag Archives: Marketing

How I got my job: Communications Director at TPP

linkedin-image

English and Philosophy graduate Sarah talks about her experience as Communications Director at healthcare IT firm TPP. She talks about how activities and skills she gained at university helped her land this position, and provides some useful tips for anyone who’s aspiring to a career in marketing.

I’m Communications Director at a healthcare IT firm called TPP, based in Leeds. I lead a small marketing and communications team of five people and we support the sales team in keeping our current customers happy and well informed, trying to get new sales and promoting the work we’re doing. Our largest customer in the UK is the NHS and we have over 6,000 NHS customers. This means me and my team need to keep up to date with government policy and know who’s who in the world of healthcare.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under How I got my job

How I got my job: Partnerships Manager, Retail Team at Cancer Research UK

Jess HudsonJessica Hudson (History, 2012) is a Partnerships Manager in the Retail Team at Cancer Research UK after having completed their graduate scheme. In this post she shares her experience of getting into the Charity sector as well as her advice for others interested in doing the same.

I’m Jess and I studied History at the University of Leeds from 2009-2012. I enjoyed 3 amazing years in Leeds, where I seemed to spend most of my time getting told off for talking too loudly in the Brotherton or getting a cheeseburger from Zulfis at 3am. But it was my involvement with one of the societies at Leeds Uni, READ International, which really reinforced my decision to forge a career in the charity sector. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under How I got my job

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Develop your employability, How I got my job, Networking

How I got my job – Morrisons Marketing Graduate scheme

Katie

Katie McCormack graduated in 2012, then worked for a couple of years developing her professional experience before securing a place on a graduate scheme earlier this year.  Here she shares her experiences and learning points as well as the experience of undertaking a video interview.

 

About me

I have recently gained a place on a marketing graduate scheme at Morrisons. I graduated back in 2012 with a degree in Communication Studies and have worked for two years since, which shows you don’t always have to be a recent graduate to get accepted onto a graduate scheme. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Develop your employability, How I got my job, Interviews

How can the Leeds Internship Programme help you?

Wondering how a Leeds Internship Programme Graduate Internship can help you to achieve your career goals? Read on as Leeds Alumni, Robin Armit, explains how the programme helped him.

robin

About me

During my degree, Italian & Spanish joint honours; I spent over half of my time outside of the country, in both Italy and Chile. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Advice, How I got my job

Getting into Marketing

Marketing is a really popular career choice and we certainly see many of you who are interested in entering the profession.  So how can you put yourself above the rest and increase your chances of landing a job in marketing? Read on to find out.

Marketing and strategy

What is marketing?

“Marketing is the management process responsible for identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements profitably.”
The official academic definition from The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Think of it as creating a strategy to sell a product, event or service. Simply put, marketing is finding out what the consumer wants, and trying to make your product fit that description. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Advice, Getting into...

First Steps: My Plan of Action

“I’m only in my first year, do I really need to start thinking about my career now?!” – It’s a question that lots of students ask. In this post our student contributor Rebekah Billingham explains how she is making the most of being a first year and making herself more employable!

stack of newspapers 02 I arrived at Leeds this September to start my English Language and Literature degree. Before I started uni, I had no idea what I wanted to do. After looking at all the possibilities my degree can lead to, for the time being my choices have been narrowed down to media, marketing or publishing, but I know this could change. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Advice, Develop your employability