I'm a Marketing Executive with Henderson Loggie Chartered Accountants where I’ve worked since graduating. I’ve been involved in loads of different projects working with the management team to implement the firm’s marketing and business development strategy.
I carry out all of the graphic design work for the company, help produce videos and blogs as part of our content marketing strategy, run our social media channels, support and run events and sponsorships, carry out website updates and basic web design and help out with graduate recruitment as well, among plenty of other things!
I’m also part of the Content Marketing Academy, which I would recommend to anyone who is looking to improve their marketing knowledge and learn from a really amazing community.
Massively important. I knew when I left school that I had a passion for marketing, but didn’t really have any grasp on what was involved or know all of the different aspects of marketing. My course at Abertay gave me that knowledge and also the opportunity to learn a wider skill-set from modules like business strategy, accountancy and business law.
I felt like the lecturers cared about how you were getting on and wanted to give feedback. That makes it much easier to ask for help when you need it.Andy Campbell | Henderson Loggie Chartered Accountants | Marketing Executive
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, especially in your final year. Doing a dissertation was really stressful. I wanted to try and do it all by myself, but once I’d reached out to my supervisor for feedback I had a much clearer plan of what I wanted to achieve. I then knew that they were there to help if I came up against something I was unsure of.
In terms of looking for a job; start applying for graduate programmes as soon as you start forth year. You can never start looking too early and it takes a lot longer than you think to find something. The last thing you want is to be stressing about the dissertation deadline and knowing that you need to apply for jobs at the same time.
Finally - and I can’t stress this one enough - make sure you have an up to date LinkedIn profile. That’s how I ended up getting my job with Henderson Loggie.
That’s a hard question as I have some many great memories from being a student and met so many amazing people during my time at Abertay. Although it was my last memory as a student, I’d have to say the graduation ceremony and grad ball with all of my friends. Knowing that all of the hard work paid off and being able to celebrate together was a great feeling and one that I’ll never forget.
Abertay was a great university to study at and I think it really benefits from having small class sizes as you really get to know your lecturers. I felt like they really cared about how you were getting on and wanted to give feedback. That makes it much easier to ask for help when you need it.
In terms of Dundee, it’s a fantastic city to be a student and has a great nightlife. With everything that is happening with the waterfront project I know Dundee will thrive for many years to come and I’ll be back to visit as much as I can!