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Career Focus | Case studies and interviews


Middlesex University was recognised internationally. It was important to me that my qualification would help me to find a job after graduation. Besides that, I loved it here because you could find many international students and make friends with them. I really enjoyed my student life at Middlesex, I ate chicken and chips all the time with my friends from all over the world. It was fun and joyful. I wish that I could go back in time to do it all again. Another reason I chose Middlesex was that I got a scholarship to study.


Which course did you choose to study and what were your learning outcomes?


Interview:


QUANG LINH VU, VIETNAM PRE-SESSIONAL ACADEMIC ENGLISH, BA MARKETING, MA MARKETING MANAGEMENT


Why did you choose Middlesex University? I chose Middlesex University because friends of mine recommended it to me. I did some research and visited Hendon campus as well; I found the staff really helpful and friendly. It helped to have a positive feeling about my choice. I also knew that


First of all, I chose to study Pre-Sessional Academic English. I was extremely impressed with the entire staff and lecturers’ attitude to helping students, especially with Helen, the student welfare coordinator. Then, I chose to do my BA Marketing and MA Marketing Management because it was what I always wanted. I learnt the basics of marketing at the beginning and then I learnt to think strategically at a higher level. I found out how to bring a product to market as well as how to make a business more interesting.


What are you doing now in terms of employment? Right now I am doing an internship at the International Business & Diplomatic Exchange, which involves international trade and investment. My responsibilities include raising awareness of the


firms’ activities amongst potential stakeholders, conducting market research and assisting in arranging events.


What are the skills or knowledge you have transferred from your studies into your work place? I am using the marketing knowledge I have gained through my studies, I am currently working on the sponsorship packages for a big investment event coming up in 2012.


Based on your experience at the university what tips would you give to new students? I would like to say study hard but try to relax and enjoy your time as a student. Student life is not all about study; it’s also about socialising and the student experience. I have made many new friends at Middlesex, some of who I have been good friends with for more than 4 years now. My advice: Be open, active, network and opportunities will come to you.


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students attended group advice sessions with the MDX careers service in 2010–11


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students attended one-to- one advice sessions with the MDX careers service in 2010–11


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