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Rachel Williams

Career Path: Senior Marketing Executive, Jet2
Location: Leeds, UK

Having studied a BA (Hons) in French & Marketing at Northumbria University, I wanted a job that would combine my love of travel and culture as well as my passion for marketing.

What are you doing now?

I am currently working in advertising for Jet2 as a Senior Marketing Executive.

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

The course was hands on and practical, I didn't want to study French Literature and instead wanted a more vocational course with the variety of being able to study marketing as well. The Language Department felt like a family from day one and I loved Newcastle.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Excellent. The balance between being part of a small Language Department coupled with being part of a large business department meant I had the best of both worlds.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

The fact that they really cared not only about what I was doing at the time, but for my future. The Language Department's staff were fantastic, always available for a chat. They really took the time to know you.

How connected was your course with industry?

I taught French abroad as part of my third year.

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

It gave me a vocational, practical approach which definitely helped me transition into the workplace much better.

What was the best thing about your course?

The tutors, especially on the languages side.

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

People, skills and working as a team.

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

Go for it!

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

Fun, challenging and rewarding.

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