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Chelsea Draycott

Commercial Graduate Scheme (Marketing, Buying and Sales), Princes Ltd

BSc (Hons) Business & Management

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"My advice to those considering studying at Edge Hill, is to be proactive, be productive, and be open. Learn from your fellow students and stay engaged. Edge Hill is a great university, it has fantastic facilities, excellent support services and remarkable teachers."

Although I knew I wanted to pursue a degree in business management after I finished college, I wasn’t sure what exact business field I wanted to specialise in. The BA (Hons) Business & Management degree at Edge Hill University has the advantage of allowing you to control the direction of your career as you progress through your studies by selecting a specialised areas of business that interest you.

It is a fantastic degree that allows you to get in-depth knowledge and comprehension of the essential parts of what makes an organisation successful in a competitive global business environment. After completing my first year, I soon discovered I was drawn to the marketing side of business and chose pathways related to this. I also searched for any opportunity to gain work experience in this field, which lead me to undertake a sandwich year.

My industrial marketing placement at Panasonic gave me the opportunity to gain real-world work experience. This included applying all of the theory I had learned, learning how to build relationships, work as a team, and essentially ‘test-drive’ the marketing sector. By the end of my placement, I had acquired valuable experience and key employability skills that I could demonstrate to potential employers.

Edge Hill University has outstanding career services. They are there to assist you with finding employment opportunities from helping you with CV writing, practise interviews, psychometric exams, and lots more. Take full advantage of this support.

I have recently Joined Princes Ltd on their Commercial Graduate Scheme. I will rotate throughout Marketing Buying and Sales functions. Knowing corporate connections and processes, management approaches, and economic markets is vital in a commercial function, and Edge Hill has equipped me with a wealth of knowledge to kickstart my career.

My advice to those considering studying at Edge Hill, is to be proactive, be productive, and be open. Learn from your fellow students and stay engaged. Edge Hill is a great university, it has fantastic facilities, excellent support services and remarkable teachers.

To those who have recently graduated, my advice is, everything you learn and everyone you network with will be a valuable experience. That, combined with persistence, hard work, and curiosity will lead you on a route for success.

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