#SBSStudents: Kesha offers her perspective on studying in the Suffolk Business School

Graduation 2017 - Prize Giving (Kesha Allen)
Kesha (centre) with the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines team. Photo (C) Suffolk Business School

Kesha studied BA(Hons) Event Management, and graduates in October 2017. She now works as the Events Manager at Copdock Hall.

My time at the University of Suffolk has been invaluable and has motivated me to strive for more!

The support from lecturers has been amazing and the fact staff know you by name is a welcome factor when you are stepping into experiences outside of your comfort zone.

Having been appointed Events Manager at Copdock Hall Venue and Vineyard, I am excited to put my knowledge of events and business into practice. Coming from a hospitality management background, I wanted to contextualize event and business management to equip me of theoretical knowledge and gain practical skills.

In my first year, I completed a one-year internship with a local children’s charity, providing me with hands on experience of running community events, before becoming involved with a student led project creating, implementing and managing a corporate event. These practical learning opportunities bridged the link between theory and the work place, providing unforgettable and valuable experiences during my undergraduate degree.

For me, having the choice of modules in my final years meant learning was driven by my own interests and what I wanted to gain out of the overall course. Management accounting and both contemporary issues of event management and then business were great modules to understand the wider concepts in which organizations operate and understanding the different directions business and events take.

The multiple workshops improving your professional standing and personal development meant there was much more than just course modules to gain from the undergraduate experience.

The past three years at the University of Suffolk has encouraged me to make the choices desire, set goals and be amazed at what you can achieve, and finally, you always get back what you put in!

Kesha’s LinkedIn profile can be found here.

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