Management alumni are putting their skills to work across sectors
Many of our alumni are active in management roles, in organisations ranging from orchestras to multinational cosmetics brands.
Analyst of Client Success at Sprinklr
Hippolyte’s role at Sprinklr enables him to look after and learn from clients in various industries; from jewellery to automotive, financial and retail. The best think about his job is learning from these different organisations, helping them to improve the way they manage customer experience and supporting them through their digital customer-first transformation.
Hippolyte’s advice to students who are keen to work in the sector…
“I would advise any student wanting to enter the industry to gain professional experience as early as possible. I strongly encourage you to connect with and learn from people within this industry whenever you have the opportunity”.
Strategic Transformation, Barclays
Hana works in the Strategic Transformation team and is responsible for running of 12 Eagle Labs that Barclays has around the UK. She works with entrepreneurs, corporates and internal teams to help the companies accelerate their growth.
She says the best part of her job is knowing about the latest emerging technology, working with founders of amazing start-ups and contributing to the development of London’s start-up ecosystem.
A piece of advice - “I think apart from understanding the landscape in which banks operate, it’s important to demonstrate that you have a good understanding of the new environment that banks are surrounded by today. Educate yourself on the topics that could have huge impacts on the way banks operate and the products they offer.
Campaign Management (Marketing), Sky plc
David’s role involves managing multiple projects and day-to-day tasks and prioritising where to concentrate your efforts first when each one seems as important as the other.
What advice would you give students wanting to enter the industry?
“University is about independent learning - get work experience whilst studying, be tenacious in your search for a role, keep abreast of market changes and the direction the industry is going in”.
Project Management role in a multinational
James currently works in a project management role on a global technology transformation for a consumer products multinational. It is an ever changing role and very rarely are two days the same. There is always a lot of opportunities to travel and to experience working with many different people.
It can be unpredictable and the necessity to always deliver to a very high standard for a demanding client can be challenging. Overcoming tight deadlines and long hours, delivering what the clients want is very rewarding.
A piece of advice - “the hardest part is getting through the initial recruitment maze. I’d say keep your options open, get lots of applications out there and really sell yourself. Think about what makes you different, and why you would be a good consultant, and find a way to convey that to recruiters”.