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Samuel Sarpong-Broni

Samuel Sarpong-BroniTV and Film Sales Executive, Warner Bros

BA English Literature, 2009

What made you choose Middlesex University?

I chose Middlesex University because of its location, reputation and the course on offer. I heard about Middlesex while I was studying at Monoux College and University representatives also came in to talk to us.

What course did you study?

I studied for a BA (Hons) in English Literature.

What attracted you to your course and made you apply? 

Well first of all I am passionate about reading, and I felt that the course would allow me to focus on my creativity. English Literature is also a well respected degree to have.

What aspects of your course did you enjoy most?

Interpreting novels and poetry written by well known authors. I also enjoyed reading both classic and modern fiction.

What is your fondest memory of life at Middlesex?

My fondest memory of Middlesex University has to be my graduation day.

What one piece of advice would you give to a prospective student interested in studying at Middlesex?

Make sure you give it your all and get to know your lecturers. Also don't be afraid to ask as many questions as possible. Continue to ask them until you feel confident in what you are doing!

How did your course and time at Middlesex help you to get where you are professionally today?

My course allowed me to develop my time management skills, which are essential in the corporate field. It also helped to make me more articulate when communicating with people.

What made you choose the industry you work in and what are its pros and cons?

I am very creative so I always knew that I would be involved in the media industry. The main pros are that I'm doing something that I enjoy and also get to see the latest films before they are released. At present, I can't see any cons - I am still waiting for these to materialise!

How did you get your foot on the career ladder post university?

I used professional networking sites like LinkedIn. I would recommend to any student that they create a LinkedIn profile if they haven't already done so and also advise them to get in touch with recruitment agencies.

What has been your defining career break or highlight to date?

Definitely working for Warner Bros. It wasn't my first job after university but I feel that I am growing and making progress which is what I want to do.

What does the future hold for you?

I want to expand my remit, to constantly improve my skill set and progress through the ranks at Warner Bros.

What are the top three career tips you would give to current students and recent graduates?

I would advise current students to make sure they have an idea of what they want to do once they graduate and a plan in place to help them achieve this.

My recommendation to recent graduates would be don't just apply for any job but make sure you are interested in or passionate about what you are applying for. Also be humble."

What one piece of advice would you give to the 17/18 year old you?

I would say stop procrastinating and plan ahead. Make sure you give your all to what you want to achieve because it will work out in the end.

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