When applying to studying for an undergraduate degree, the balance of theory and practice was really important to me. At Aston the balance is perfect. After completing my undergraduate studies I knew I wanted to stay on to do a Masters here as well. I was very pleased with my undergraduate experience – the program, the facilities the academic staff - so it was an easy decision to stay.
Towards the end of my Masters at Aston I was offered a job as a Translation Project Manager in a B2B translation and language training company. Throughout the Masters program, especially in the profession workshops (which gave an invaluable insight into the industry and the ‘real world’), I realised that I was specifically interested in project management within the field of translation. I believe that my BSc and MA helped me to get this job.
I have now worked with the company for a little over two years and during my second annual review in September I was promoted to Senior Project Manager. I have felt at home in this company and role, and have felt confident with the knowledge base which I had built up at Aston. This confidence has formed a significant part of my success in my job.