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Alexa Morton (CIM, 2010)

Alexa Morton (CIM, 2010)

Alexa is a graduate of Leeds Beckett's CIM Certificate in Marketing and currently works as a Visitor Experience & Marketing Manager at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, a World Heritage Site in North Yorkshire.

She believes postgraduate study gave her the opportunity to enhance her knowledge of marketing in a way which complemented her work at Fountains Abbey. As she explains, ' I had no formal marketing training before undertaking my CIM qualification, I therefore wanted theoretical knowledge to underpin my experience in the field.'

An important element of Alexa's course was that it fitted around her employment: 'The best thing was the ability to study for a postgraduate course part-time so that I could continue to work full-time.'

This combination of work and study has allowed her to gain practical knowledge of the subject, enhancing her career prospects, ' The grounding I have received in marketing while undertaking my CIM qualification has enriched my understanding of marketing and ultimately made my career more fulfilling.'

The Jobs and Careers team at Leeds Beckett can help graduate students by providing them with support finding part-time work, writing CVs and improving interview skills, as well as guidance in their future career choices.

Find out more about Jobs and Careers support with Leeds Beckett, to enhance your experience of studying and boost your career prospects.