Sofie Gill, MBA International Fashion Management - Coventry University London

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After graduating from the University of Leuven, Belgium I did not feel ready to enter the job market. I was still looking for the best possible industry to work in and, ultimately, I wanted to be challenged. The fashion industry, an always-changing industry, was the perfect world for me.

As I was looking for a one-year hands-on programme, located in the City of London which could provide me with a complete overview of the industry, I chose to study MBA International Fashion Management at the London Campus. As a fashionista, London was definitely the right choice. The atmosphere around London Fashion Week and the mix of cultures makes the city stand out. Not one day looks the same. Since I started last October, I haven’t regretted my decision once. The fashion academics are wonderful and a new fashion studio opened at the London Campus allowing me to work with Mac Computers, specific workstations, spotlights, mirrors and mannequins.

The academics help to create opportunities to help students gain practical experience within the industry. I had the opportunity to intern at 21st Century Hat Exhibition on campus which was attended by milliners, press and hat enthusiasts. My role within the PR team involved looking for sponsorship deals which could help us organise our private view party. The project helped me learn more about the role of PR within a fashion event. I learned to work under pressure and to drive the project forward for a positive end result. Every module consists of at least one piece of group work, which challenges and improves your team skills. One particular piece of group works that I enjoyed was creating a trend and range book. Although this was a time consuming project, the final result was very rewarding.

Furthermore I enrolled myself in the High Flyers programme which is organised by the employability team. This programme provided me with so much knowledge about myself and how I now can influence my behaviour towards new job opportunities or challenges. Coventry University London is unique in my experience, as they give the best preparation before entering the job market. Furthermore you are seen as an individual, not a number, and there is always time for personal tutorials.

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