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    I will be graduating next month from the University of Leeds. I studied 'New Media' - a ridiculous name for a course, I know. It's basically, Web Design, Communications, Internet etc. I've decided that the course has definitely put me off going into the creative industries. In hindsight, I wish I had perhaps chosen a different degree... but hey, it was something I wanted to do when I was 18. I'm aware that a lot of people don't actually go into what their degree is in, and that is just shows you can learn to that level.

    Recently, I've been looking into what I want to do as a career, and a marketing is really standing out to me. However, I'm unsure of what I should do next. I have an offer from the University of Sheffield to study 'Marketing Management Practice', which looks into different aspects of Marketing and how to manage it. Something that I would eventually aim to be in my career.

    The question is, what would be a better option for me to do. I currently don't have any marketing work experience, which may be an issue. I'd be looking at job opportunities everywhere in the UK. My aim would try and get in with a large company, and move my way up from there.

    Something I'd love to do is find initial work experience abroad, then come back to England after I've got some experience.

    I don't know whether to spend a year doing the postgraduate degree to gain more knowledge about marketing and management, or just get out there into the world of work. I know a lot of places ask for a degree in Marketing, which obviously, I don't have.

    I just don't know what to do.... some opinions would really be appreciated to help me make my final decision!
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    I did an MSc Marketing last year at Leeds Met, but i would strongly suggest you look for relevant work to gain experience

    Even having a masters degree will not differentiate you from other people basically because so many people are doing masters degree!!


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