After I graduated with my BTEC-HND in Business (Marketing) in July 2011, I went to the University of Bedfordshire in Luton, UK to finish my final year. I took up BA (Hons) Advertising and Marketing Communications. In July 2012, I graduated with a Second Class, Upper Division Academic Award. During my stay in UK, I did a paid internship with UoB through its International Student Internship Scheme.
I worked for the University's Marketing Department as a researcher, wherein I had to monitor the daily online media coverage of one of its competitors. I compiled and analyzed data and made a presentation about my findings.
In addition, I was a member of one of the two teams in our Marketing Communications Practice class that presented a Marketing Campaign for FirstSteps London. This was held at Complete Media Group, a PR Agency in London. I have learned so much from this experience.
After the graduation ceremony, I was told by Marketing professor that he was impressed with my performance. He said that even if I only stayed with them for a year, he considers me one of the best.
I came back to the Philippines last July 29. Come October 16, I am going to start working as a Marketing Assistant for the Asset Management Group of Bank of the Philippine Islands, in the Makati Head Office.
I've attached some pictures from the UK. The first one is with my two professors after graduation. The next one is when I visited Windsor Castle, and the last one is in Buckingham Palace when my batch mates in Wales went to London.