One of the key elements that attracted me to MSc Management at Lancaster was the inclusion of a dedicated Professional and Career Development module that aims to offer students guidance and opportunities to get ahead in the competitive graduate job market.
As the UK graduate job market for the 2019 intake was fast approaching, I felt apprehensive as I was unsure of what exactly I was looking for and how to effectively communicate my strengths to potential employers. However, within the first few weeks of beginning my MSc Management course, I was given incredible support with a one-to-one career advice session, online resources to help strengthen my CV and LinkedIn profile and an abundance of opportunities to interact with employers at graduate careers events.
One particular careers event, that was provided exclusively for MSc Management students, was a presentation by The Hut Group, a fast-growing global e-commerce company based in Manchester. This event provided a great chance to learn some application tips from a large graduate employer and also the opportunity to introduce myself to the employer and learn about their potential job opportunities.
I was particularly interested in the graduate marketing roles offered by The Hut Group and was able to secure a telephone interview off the back of this presentation. Following on from this I was fortunate enough to be invited to an interview assessment day where after I was offered a position within The Hut Group’s Ingenuity division.
I am delighted to have secured a graduate role so early into the recruitment cycle and the support and resources that are available through the MSc Management programme are invaluable in providing these kinds of opportunities to students.
Matt Hill, current MSc Management student