The skills I gained from my American Studies degree have provided me with a sound base for developing a career in an ever competitive graduate market. In the summer immediately after I graduated, I joined the Business Development Team at Broker Network, and spent three years working in various departments. As a skilled graduate, I was able to progress fast and was afforded various opportunities including a stint in Communications/PR and eventually a managerial position.
I left Broker Network in 2008 with the aspirations to pursue a career in the public sector. I moved to London to take up a position on the NGDP, a graduate scheme for Local Government. The skills I gained whilst studying at the Centre for American Studies undoubtedly supported my successful application to the scheme and are put to further use in the Post Graduate Diploma I am currently studying at the University of Warwick Business School.