What first attracted me to the University of Surrey was the School of Hospitality and Tourism’s high rankings and the excellent employability rate for graduates.
My favourite thing about my course was working in smaller tutor-led groups and being able to choose modules that suited my career interests. I now work in luxury hospitality sales and marketing. During my time at Surrey my time management skills greatly increased, which helped me when I had to start my first full-time job.
My advice to students who want to work in my field would be to look for part-time work or do a placement in the hospitality or tourism industry. It might be tricky to balance working and studying at first, but it helped me a lot in terms of experience for future job opportunities.