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The Road to Success

Posted By : Vian Andrews

Posted On : Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:08 am

Once you have graduated it can be overwhelming to start thinking about your future and deciding what to do next. This isn't helped by the fact that everyone has their bit to say- go travelling, get an internship, join a graduate scheme, but which is the best plan of action? The road to success looks different for each person and it is important to realise that there is no 'right' route to employment after university.

Lauren's story:

Lauren did an English Literature degree at The University of Surrey. When she graduated she still wasn't sure what career path she wanted to follow.

'I had vague ideas about the types of industries I was interested in, but no definite plan.'

Before making the huge decision Lauren decided to go travelling and spent four months exploring the world.

'I worked at the local sports centre and stables to fund the trip, then I spent four months travelling before coming back and starting my career search.'

She got some work experience at a women's magazine in the marketing department and worked on various sections in the issue, designing, writing and editing pages. She applied for a job there after receiving glowing praise from her supervisor; 'unfortunately I didn't get it, but the experience was worth it.' Soon afterwards Lauren secured a six week internship at a top London events company working on a regional event. This led to another internship there, this time longer and paid, on another high profile exhibition. Lauren made the decision to apply for a permanent job at the company whilst on her second internship, and is now their e-Direct Marketing Executive for large scale events portfolio (LSE). This means she creates and manages the email campaigns for large scale events the company are in charge of.

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Vian Andrews
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:51 am

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Vian Andrews
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:53 am