BA Hons Hospitality and Tourism Management & MarketingCatherine Quinn

Catherine graduated with her BA Hons in Marketing and Hospitality & Tourism Management in 2014. She's now working as a Marketing & Engagement Manager within a healthcare setting. We caught up with Catherine to have a chat about what she liked about studying with us here at Strathclyde.

What made you choose to study at Strathclyde?

Strathclyde had the best Business School in Scotland and had such a great reputation. The perfect city centre location was another fantastic bonus (plus the fantastic union!!)

What did you enjoy most about your course?

It sounds cliché, but the friends I made are really what I valued the most. They really did make my experience full. Apart from that, it was so interesting to have talks from so many organisations. I had NO idea how many opportunities there were for a business student upon graduating; it was really exciting.

How do you feel your course prepared you for the working world?

I feel like it was such a jump from school but one that was necessary to prepare me for the working world. The deadlines & prioritising workload are aspects that are essential for me to excel daily in my working career. Groupwork was also extremely useful as every day I am working with such a mix of people and it’s so important you can compromise and work as a team, regardless of any differences.

What have you been doing since graduating?

Since graduating I have been able to use my skills in marketing to work in a variety of roles. From working in the entertainment industry at DF Concerts and Scottish Ballet, to following my passion and ending up working for my local mental health charity, the world really has been my oyster!

What advice would you give to people thinking of coming to Strathclyde?

I would say that it’s so important to make sure you make the most of such an incredible opportunity and to really put your all into your studies. But also, HAVE FUN! Enjoy being in the heart of such an incredible city and explore as much as you can, try different things, and make new friends. One thing I never did and always wish I did was join a group or society so I would urge you to do that.

Describe your Strathclyde experience in three words.

Challenging but incredible!