I chose Middlesex University because of the close proximity to central London and the modern campus facilities.
I was attracted to the structure of the course as there was a broad selection of modules to choose from. This allowed me to tailor my course according to my desired career path.
I enjoyed having the opportunity to take part in national and international field trips. This enabled me to gain real life experience and expand my learning beyond the classroom.
I really enjoyed meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures. Having a diverse range of students made class debates much more interesting.
I would advise them to go to an open day and speak to the students and lecturers as this will give them a real insight into life at Middlesex.
My experience and degree from Middlesex helped me develop and strengthen key skills which all employers look for. I left Middlesex confident and knowing I would secure a good job.
I chose the travel and tourism industry because I have always been a passionate traveller with an endless enthusiasm for discovering new places. Aside from the discounts you get on flights and hotels, the best part of working in tourism is meeting people from all walks of life. The downside of the industry is the seasonal nature of the job, meaning that work may not always be readily available.
In the current economy it can be really difficult to find full-time employment. Like a lot of people, I started at the bottom and worked my way up. After a year of hard work I managed to secure a post with a reputable company. Without my degree this would have been much more challenging.
Landing a job at a top Japanese travel agency has definitely been the highlight of my career to date. I am responsible for one of the company's major accounts, arranging all aspects of their business trips. I have also had the opportunity to get involved in arranging large scale events, both nationally and internationally.
It's difficult to say but I'm confident that it will be positive and I have the necessary tools to overcome any adversity.
My top three career tips would be to work hard, do a lot of research into roles and companies you would like to join and never give up!
I would probably advise myself not to worry so much. University can be a very enjoyable experience but also very stressful, so it's important to strike the right balance between socialising and studying.