Katherine Brooks

katherine-brooksWhat did you study at Aston University? BSc Business and Management
What year did you graduate? 2017
What is your current job role? Associate Partner Manager
Organisation? Amazon, UK

 

 

“Use this time to explore what you are interested in, what you enjoy and where your skills are.”

Why did you choose Aston University? I chose Aston due to its reputation for business, the city centre location and the campus-feel.


What did you enjoy about the course you studied? Having the flexibility to choose subjects that I found interesting and wanted to develop for my future career. Also, my placement year gave me a huge amount of confidence, drive, ambition and business knowledge to apply in the lecture hall for my final year. 

What advice would you give to current Aston students? Use this time to explore what you are interested in, what you enjoy and where your skills are - the interception of these three is a key sweet spot. And of course, have fun and make friends along the way - it's a unique time between being a teenager and an adult!

How would you sum up your time at Aston in 1 word? Flourishing!

What do you enjoy about your current role? I've managed to adapt my role to be more data focused, in line with my placement year, which is giving me many opportunities to learn skills that are easily transferable.

What are your career ambitions for the future? I hope to grow within Amazon in more marketing-focused data roles, move to a smaller company focused on my passions/interests, and eventually start my own freelance company. That's the general plan - who knows what will end up happening!