Course studied: BA (Hons) English Literature and Publishing
Graduating year: 2006
Job: Marketing and Customer Communications Executive, SchoolComms
Since completing her degree, Victoria has been working as a Marketing and Customer Communications Executive for SchoolComms.
Victoria's Bath Spa story
Since I left Bath Spa, I have been working as a Marketing and Customer Communications Executive for four months. I saw an advert for this job in March whilst I was still studying but thought I would apply anyway as I really liked the sound of the company and the job role sounded perfect for me. I was absolutely over the moon to be offered the job and was able to start this role on a part time basis whilst still finishing off my degree. I have now been working at Schoolcomms since April, and feel very lucky to have secured a graduate job before even graduating!
Bath Spa careers helped me re-write my CV and cover letter for a work experience position I secured at Immediate Media in London. Not only did that help me gain amazing work experience within the Publishing industry, this also gave me a really strong CV that could be adapted to different applications.
"Never think that you shouldn’t apply for a role because you don’t fit the ‘specification’, a company might see something in you that they love."
''My advice for current students is ...''
Never think that you shouldn’t apply for a role because you don’t fit the ‘specification’, a company might see something in you that they love, and never considered that they needed. All job application/interview experience is useful even if you’re unsuccessful.
''The best thing about the course I studied was ...''
Was the unique combined courses on offer. I had never considered a degree in Publishing and initially came to Bath Spa to study English Literature. I am really thankful that I was introduced to Publishing in my first year as it enabled me to broaden my career prospects by combining my degree to make it both academic and practical.
''I recommend Bath Spa because ...''
It really cares about you as an individual experience with so much flexibility to customise your studies with extra experiences.