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Jade Pullan

Career Path: Learning Technology Consultant, Virtual College
Location: Ikley, UK

I started looking into Policing jobs after graduation, however due medical reasons this career path wasn't meant to be. This situation inspired me into other career paths and it turns out that it was the best thing that happened to me as led to the stage I am now, and I wouldn't change it.

What are you doing now?Jade Pullan

My role at Virtual College is mainly focused on Account Management as well as bringing on-board new clients across our Ready-To-Go and bespoke services. Day-to-day my role varies from dealing with client enquiries to liaising with new/existing clients via telephone/Skype/face-to-face meetings, to deliver tailored solutions that meet their objectives. Internal meetings, lead follow-up, strategic work for proactive projects as well as working on wider internal projects.

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

The people and culture, as well as the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

I think the University was great, and the tutors who were delivering the different modules were really driven and helpful - always wanting us to succeed.

What was the best thing about your course?

The course was great and very engaging across the different topics.

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

The whole university experience was great, the teaching of the different modules was exciting and engaging. University allowed me to build a really transferable skill set which I used to cross into a different career from my degree and shaped my future ambitions.

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

Ask for experience as much as possible and learn from it, speak to people you admire and ask for their guidance. 

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

It was a great learning experience going to university, the city and the people both socially and at the university were great. It can be daunting moving to a new city but everyone there were welcoming and really supportive.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words

 Supporting, welcoming and engaging.

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