UCLan Graduate to Marketing Executive
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, MA Publishing
Some people choose the University of Central Lancashire with a specific career path in mind, whereas for others the University can provide direction on what they want to do in life. Rosie had skills and ambition but did not know which career she wanted to apply her skillset to. With a passion for the written word and impressed by the quality of the linguistic academics, Rosie chose to study BA (Hons) English Language and Literature.
Reflecting on her degree choice, Rosie said: “I deliberately chose a degree with a broad subject matter as I wasn’t sure of my career path post university, but I always knew I was going to do a master’s.”
Reflecting on the steps that helped her get into this position, Rosie said: “I studied English and Publishing because I love the written word. I knew I wanted to work in comms, but it wasn’t until I started working in Marketing at UCLan that I understood what kind of roles made up a Marketing department and therefore what I wanted to specialise in career wise.
She continued: “I really loved events management, but I moved over to PR and marketing as I wanted to broaden my skill set to further my career prospects in the future.”
When asked what advice she would give to future students, Rosie said: “Take your time thinking about what you would like to study, but that doesn’t mean that what you study at University will be directly related to doing what you love in your career, it’s building the skills that matter.”