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Sinead Linsley

Career Path: Digital Marketing Executive, Inspired Outsourcing Ltd
Location: Newcastle, UK

I chose Digital Marketing because I knew it was a sector were jobs were plentiful. What I didn't realise was actually the Msc gave me a broader look at business and a bigger picture.

What are you doing now?Sinead Linsley

I am the Digital Marketing Executive at Inspired Outsourcing Ltd. I love my job as it allows me to manage all internal and external communications as well as project manage additional projects. I also love working in the city centre.

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

It was near where I was living and had won business school of the year previously. The course was unique and accredited by two major institudes (IDM,CIM).

How connected was your course with industry?

I was able to complete a consultancy project rather than a dissertation. This gave me valuable experience working with a client. More industry links however would be advantageous.

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

I completed a placement via the Santander scheme whilst also completing the course full time. This was vital to securing further work as I had experience and could prove my skill set.

What was the best thing about your course?

My tutor's lectures and showing us how to use Google Analytics.

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

I had a Masters yes, but I was also able to show I had found relevant experience.

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

I think the ability to lead a team, delegate tasks and work to deadlines.

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

I enjoyed the freedom to still be a student but with an actual real-life career goal.

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

Do your research and don't be afraid to raise concerns. Ultimately you are paying a lot of money and shouldn't have to accept course changes.

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

Positive challenging reasonable

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