Eventful start to Rebekah's career

“You can do quite a lot in three years at uni ...Make friends, talk to people and network, and through that you'll get a lot of experiences.”

Rebekah Clarke, BA (Hons) Events Management

Rebekah never dreamed she would be travelling across the world for her first job but the Events Management graduate is bound for Canada thanks to the hands on experience she gained on her course.

Rebekah Clarke, from Bristol, says she was certain she wanted to study BA (Hons) Events Management at Staffordshire University.

“I did quite a bit of research about the course and chose Staffs because of the nice area.” explained Rebekah.

“The lecturers seemed really hands on and it's quite experience based which is good.”

Rebekah immersed herself in the Staffordshire experience during her time on the course and undertook work experience with the Stone Food Festival, managed social media for the Newcastle Jazz and Blues Festival and helped to organise a reception for the Tourism Management Institute.

For her final year project Rebekah also organised the Student Achievement Awards - an evening ceremony which celebrates outstanding students at the University.

“It's been really good. It's been varied between written and practical work which is great. I really enjoyed that we’ve gone on a lot of trips and have had a lot of opportunities.”

Rebekah will soon be using her new found skills when she begins a six-month Events Marketing internship in Toronto this November.

“They looked at my experience more than my grades so without the work experience opportunities I had on the course I wouldn't have been able to go.”

She added: “You can do quite a lot in three years at uni – I did a lot in my last year I know. Make friends, talk to people and network, and through that you'll get a lot of experiences.”

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