James Helingoe

Where are you from? 

What was your undergraduate degree?
MA Geography-History degree, from the University of Aberdeen.

Why did you decide to study an MSc in Digital Marketing?
I came from a retail and administrative career background. I chose the Digital Marketing course based on its strong reputation, and track record of success in helping students get careers. The course also sounded interesting and I needed a fresh start as well as a career change.  Also, the job prospects are good and salaries are high.

What do you like best about the course so far?
The best about the course is the strong industry connection, and the chance of working with real clients, offering realistic Digital Marketing Agency experiences. I also like the fact the course is two days a week so I can hopefully secure a course related internship or assistant role which will help my employability by applying the theory learned from the course.

What’s your favourite app or website, and why?
My favourite app is WhatsApp. It is perfect for keeping in touch with everyone, especially with family members living abroad, as it is free to call them and much less hassle than Skype.

Tell us a random fact about yourself!
I speak basic tourist-level French and Italian.

James Helingoe