94% of University of Stirling 2012 graduates have found work, or are in a
further programme of study within 6 months of graduation. The Telegraph
ranks Stirling in the top 12 UK universities for getting a job.
Where are our graduates now?
Stirling Marketing graduates are currently working in 23 countries around the world including: Canada, South Africa, Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, Botswana, Russia, Austria, USA, Germany and Taiwan. Marketing graduates are currently contributing to the performance of the following organisations:
- Rolls Royce
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Intercontinental Hotels Group
- Addidas (UK)
- The Emirates Group
- Proctor & Gamble
- Scottish Media Group
- Hewlett Packard
To provide you with an indication as to what you can do with your Marketing degree, graduates entering into employment in the past two years are currently working as:
- Account Executive, Beattie Communications
- Digital Marketing Manager, Tesco Bank
- Marketing & Sales Executive, Scottish Media Group
- Project Executive, BI Worldwide Europe
- UK Retail Marketing Graduate Programme, RBS
- Sales & Services Assistant, Intelligent Finance
Building on that foundation, alumni of Stirling’s Marketing degree who graduated between five and ten years ago have since advanced into some of the following positions:
- Marketing Strategy & Planning Manager, Proctor & Gamble
- Brand Manager, Nestle
- Campaign Manager – Customer & Brand, Scottish Widows
- Fund Marketing Executive, Prudential
- Digital Marketing Consultant, Brightfire
- Media Planner, Initiative Media
- Capital Markets Professional, RBS Greenwich Capital
- Premium Sales Co-ordinator, Arsenal F.C.
Some of our more established alumni are currently leading and shaping marketing strategy across many different sectors – here is an example of how a few former Stirling Marketing students have advanced in their careers:
- Marketing & Sales Director, Denman International Ltd
- Head of Marketing, Cineworld
- Director of Strategy & Development, Addaction
- CRM Transformation Manager, Accenture
- Senior Buyer, Wickes DIY
- Commercial Manager (Scotland), Allied Bakeries
- Director (Global Product Communication), Convergys Ltd
- Managing Director/CEO of their own firm
Graduating with a degree in Marketing does not necessarily mean that you have to progress into a career in that field. A Marketing degree is a solid foundation upon which to base a career in a variety of different fields, as is shown by some of the potentially less obvious roles that our Marketing graduates are currently employed as:
- Recruitment Consultant, HSA Healthcare
- Editor, Korea Herald
- Solicitor, Hill Dickinson LLP
- Chief Financial Officer, Standard Chartered Bank
- Community Fundraiser, Marie Curie Cancer Care
Stirling Management School’s Careers Mentoring Scheme
The Careers Mentoring Scheme is open to all Year 3 and Year 4 students across Stirling Management School. Mentoring is widely recognised as an effective tool for enhancing your career prospects and of ensuring informed choice, and this scheme is designed to provide additional support as you progress through your studies, as well as preparing your for progression into your desired professions. Mentors are all former students of Stirling Management School who know what it is like to be unsure about your future career plans. They are keen to pass on tips relating to potential careers and applying for jobs.
The benefits of the scheme include:
- Improving your employability skills
- Building your confidence and self-esteem when applying for jobsSearching and applying for suitable jobs, writing CVs, interview skills
- Providing an insight into the world of work and a particular industry
For more information, and to discover other ways in which our alumni get involved, click here
Internship – What they are and why you should consider doing one?
An internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to students (or interns) over a fixed period of time, which enables the student to gain practical experience. The Career Development Centre has details of internships available around the world with large private sector organisations, as well as opportunities with smaller local businesses which are promoted through both the Third Sector Internship Scheme, the Saltire Foundation, and our very own Stirling Internship Programme. As a student, you will automatically be registered onto the University’s Vacancy & Events System which means that you will receive regular updates regarding new opportunities as they become available.
Six reasons why you should consider an internship:
- Boost your CV and stand out from the crowd in order to have an edge in the graduate job market.
- Make professional connections which may lead to the offer of a job upon graduation.
- Test your career choices – internships can ease your transition into future careers or alternatively, help you decide that you don’t want to work in that area after all.
- ‘Real world’ business experience, enabling you to put theory into practice.
- Develop transferable skills such as communication, team working, problem-solving, decision-making, initiative and creativity.
- Help fund your studies by earning a full-time salary during the vacation periods.