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Samuel Gill

Career Path: Project Management Analyst, Accenture
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

I was keen to enter a career in IT, and specifically in Project Management from the time it came to selecting my degree. So being able to study ITMB was the perfect step to achieving my goals. I worked as a UX designer for Procter and Gamble on a summer internship after I graduated which led me to join Accenture in October 2018. Since starting I have worked in a number of similar roles where I have been able to build upon my skill set. I initially started managing all People Management activity on a large account. Before moving into managing incoming change requests from the client for our development teams to carry out the work.

What are you doing now?Samuel Gill

I now work in a more end-to-end junior PM role, where I have carried my responsibilities of managing incoming change requests, and then managing these through to completion. I also manage a route to live plan for the programme where I now work.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

Location, reputation and the course was well suited to my ambition.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

A mixture of learning environments which was beneficial where I had close relationships with my lecturers which allowed for constructive feedback - which helped me to improve as time went on.

How connected was your course with industry?

The course is well connected with industry.

If you took on a placement during your course how did you feel this helped you in your career/ with your studies?

I was able to complete a placement at Nissan where I developed my project management skills in a real life environment. I was then offered to continue working there part time in my final year of studies which enhanced my experience.

What was the best thing about your course?

Meeting and working with great people - and learning what I needed to, to achieve my career goals to date.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

I was able to grow in confidence through my degree as I was able to achieve good results and enjoy the learning experience for the first time.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

Many soft skills were developed but the theory of Project Management in an IT industry is still useful for me on a day-to-day basis.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

Meeting and working with great people and growing in confidence to achieve my goals.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Do it. It is a great place to live/study/socialise.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Enjoyable Rewarding Growth.

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