Our graduates Huijing Wu, China, Intercultural Communication and Global Business

Huijing Wu Humanities graduateI’m responsible for…
Maintaining relationships and promoting new services to existing customers in Globexair; finding new clients and developing new business; developing and managing promotional campaigns with potential customers in the China region; conducting research and providing market information to staff and managers to determine potential business direction and also attending sales meetings and business conferences in UK and overseas.

I got my job…
Because the courses I took in the University of Strathclyde and the previous work experience I had prepared me for this position. Apart from that, the most significant reason why I got this job was that I kept persevering.

My course prepared me for the working world…
I majored in the Intercultural Communication and Global Business in the University of Strathclyde. During my one-year exchange life in Scotland, I learned a lot about the language used in business and organization, journalism, creative writing and music, which fully prepared me for my present work.
I also appreciate all my tutors in the University of Strathclyde. I am impressed by their professionalism and patience. My tutors Amy and Nigel offered me great guidance and help. I would not have achieved this without their assistance.

My typical day…
My typical working day starts at 8.00am and finishes at 4.30pm. In the morning, I usually deal with the quotation enquiries sent from Chinese companies. After that, I always check the airfreight information to update our customers. I spend the rest of my day to book new pick-ups and keep contact with airline companies.

My most memorable work moment…
The very moment that most impressed me was when my boss delegated me to contact a new customer. It turned out that she liked and trusted me very much, which brought me a great sense of achievement.

The worst part of my job…
The only thing I do not like about my job is the area my company is located in. I would like to suggest that graduates who are going to seek for jobs in Britain pay attention to the environment of the company and your neighbourhood as well.

The best part of my job…
I am exposed to new knowledge every day. I grow very fast as time passes by. I joined different teams in my company to get familiar with every procedure of making an airplane logistics deal, which made me feel excited.

My advice for other graduates…
Be brave to pursue what you want, no matter how crazy it sounds. Always trust yourself that you can make it. Although it can be very hard at the very beginning, things get better and better as you keep going. At the same time, do not forget to enjoy life and do not push yourself too hard either. The key is to figure out the balancing point which works best for you.

If I didn’t get this job I’d be…
An interpreter. I majored in translation when I was studying in my University in China. Language is a key for me to open the door of new world. I would like to serve as a bridge between two different cultures.