Roz Worcester, from Highleigh in West Sussex, graduated in 2009 with a degree in History and Politics.
Keen to pursue a career in Marketing she joined Southern Group Business Advisors (www.sgba.co.uk) as an intern.
This was an unpaid role but enabled Roz
to gain experience in a number of key areas - organise and plan events and seminars; research and presentation on social marketing tools; client satisfaction surveys; e-book compilation; administration of meetings - to name but a few.
As well as the valuable and varied work experience, Roz
was able to benefit from the large network of contacts built up by the advisors.
An introduction was made to a major market research company and Roz's CV was put forward for the graduate recruitment process.
After interviews and assessment days Roz
was accepted onto the graduate training programme!
Feedback from her
new employer identified her
practical experience with the SGBA
, and in particular the direct contact with their customers, enabled her
to 'stand out' from the rest.