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Alex

Alex

President

Alex, president of award-winning digital advertising company Ruckus Marketing, speaks about what he looks for in a potential employee.

“It’s an intangible quality, but we always look for someone who has great intuition, plus a visible drive and solid overall work ethic. We look for people we can plug in and they can really hit the ground running. We’re a fast-paced office, and you really sort-of sink or swim by your own ability to figure it out.”

Alex can receive 300-400 applications for one...

Jill

Jill

CEO

Jill, CEO of the New-York based luxury jewelry company Ippolita, speaks about her interests and how she entered the consumer marketing industry.

“I have always had a lot of interests, and I considered many different fields. I decided to focus on business, as it would give me all the foundational knowledge to go in many different directions. But I also wanted to be in a highly innovative field, so I decided to major in what is now IT.”

Speaking about her current field, Jill states, “Retail...

Richard

Richard

Senior Manager

Richard, a graduate of the Modern Language Program in French and Spanish with a Masters in Applied Computing, is a senior manager for Accenture in the management consulting arena. He also plays a role in recruiting and is on a team of senior leaders who make pressing company decisions.

“I manage delivery teams, building and maintaining websites and eCommerce platforms for large, multi-national clients. My teams are spread around the globe, and I am responsible for multi-million dollar budget...

Mark

Mark

Senior Commercial Manager - New Customer Acquisition

Mark, who works for Barclays in the Future Leaders Development Program, speaks about how he secured his current career. Originally working for HSBC Bank Plc., he directed his endeavors to Barclays, as he was seeking different opportunities.

At the Interview

“I had met with some of the recruitment team from Barclays at St. Andrews and had stayed in touch with them. I applied through the regular channels: online application, online testing, telephone interview and finally an assessment cen...

Claire

Claire

Digital Leadership Graduate Scheme

Claire has a Modern Languages and Linguistics Degree from St. Andrews School of Modern Languages. After graduating in 2013, she took on a position at Telefonica Digital. She currently works as a Digital Leadership Graduate Scheme.

Initially, Claire wanted to become a teacher. Upon graduating, she realized that she was more drawn to business and enterprise.

She felt that a job in a small company with give her exposure to a core business that she was looking for. Telefonica contacted her to h...