After completing her master’s degree at City, she aims to work for a leading pharmaceutical company in London.
What motivated you to pursue postgraduate study?
I wanted to utilise my clinical and healthcare insights along with the management and leadership skills the program will equip me with, which would allow me to pursue an international career in the pharmaceutical industry.
What were you doing before applying for a postgraduate degree?
Before applying for my postgraduate degree I was working as a Strategic Insights Specialist in Greece, where I planned and executed qualitative market research projects. I learned to prepare discussion guides based on each company’s needs, as well as moderate web-focus groups, in-depth interviews and consensus panels of healthcare professionals to construct a report of analysis and effective presentation of the findings.
Why did you choose City?
I chose to study at City, University of London because of its unique course structure focusing on the different elements of management thinking in a range of international and cross-sector contexts, while offering the opportunity to work on live consultancy projects.
What does a typical week at university look like for you?
A typical week at university includes online lectures 1-2 times a week, and an in-person workshop once a week. After each workshop, I go for lunch with my coursemates and we enjoy exploring the beautiful area around the campus. City also has a really nice library, where I usually go to work on my personal and group assignments. After a busy day, I enjoy going to CitySport and I usually attend the Zumba or spin class.
What has been your favourite module or aspect of your course so far?
My favourite aspect of my course has been the opportunity to work on real-life challenges in the healthcare sector. All modules are carefully selected and linked with each other to provide better understanding of the strategic and operational challenges in global healthcare.
What knowledge and skills has your course helped you develop?
My course has helped me develop transferable skills such as communication, presentation and problem-solving skills, while enhancing my ability to work as part of a team.
What opportunities and experiences has City offered you so far?
City has an excellent reputation and gives great opportunities for networking as it has guest speakers visit from leading global companies. So, you have the chance to get an internship/placement while studying.
There are also many societies that you can get involved in and meet new people outside of your course too. During my studies at City, I also had the chance to work as a Student Ambassador on different university events as I really enjoy being an active member of my university community.
What are your career plans and how has City prepared you for them?
After the completion of my postgraduate degree, my aim is to work in a leading pharmaceutical company in London. Therefore, it’s really important for me to work on live projects as part of my modules, in order to gain more experience in the field and maximise my skills while studying.
What advice would you give to someone considering a postgraduate degree?
It is really important to know the career path you would like to follow before considering a postgraduate degree in order to make an informed decision about the university you would like to attend. Having a relevant postgraduate degree will give you a crucial competitive edge in a crowded job market.
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