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Emily Pullin

Career Path: Business Expert Experience, Apple
Location: Cwmbran, UK

After graduating from Northumbria University with a 2:1 in Marketing Management I gained an academic scholarship at Bristol University to study Marketing. Without my degree at Northumbria I would never have been able to study at Bristol University as I didn’t complete A-levels and instead studied BTEC Business, which isn’t accepted at Bristol. I also started working with Apple in Newcastle and then transferred to the Bristol store.

For the last eight months I have been on the career path of a Business Expert which has given me so many skills to take forward into a career in marketing. Since finishing my Masters in the summer of 2019. I am also helping to run my partner's business which is his own salon, managing all social media and digital aspects for the hairdressers.

What are you doing now?Emily Pullin

I have just graduated from my Masters and I am now working at Apple as a Business Expert. I will be moving forward with my marketing career in the new year.

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

Newcastle is a great city, the university accepted my grades and the course was very practical which appealed to me.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

A mix of lectures and seminars with a lot of practical, hands on work. My course appealed to me as it didn’t require a lot of exams as I don’t find those easy. Lecturers were very friendly and easy to approach and their feedback was always available.

How connected was your course with industry?

I worked part time with Apple alongside studying at the University and this gave me direct access to a career experience.

What was the best thing about your course?

Everything is very accessible and a good mix of practical and theory. Some lecturers also went the extra mile and really helped with my Masters application.

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

It allowed me access to my Masters course which would’ve been impossible without Northumbria.

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

Marketing skills and overall business knowledge. The course was also very practical and I’m now not nervous when doing presentations or interviews as we did it a lot throughout the course. The course also links well to real world experience.

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

I loved my time, it’s a great balance of fun and work.

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

I moved across the country to study in Newcastle and I’m so happy that I did. Try everything and jump into every opportunity.

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

Rewarding, challenging and enjoyable.

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