Bridgit Bray shares her experience of studying business with a year abroad. A must read for anyone interested in working for an international company, or travelling while they study.

Tell us about your Erasmus+ experience

I went to Spain, Zaragoza, at the University of San Jorge for one academic year. I really wanted to learn a language, especially Spanish, so I was given the opportunity to do that. I met people from different parts of the world so I increased my networking contacts. I also worked in Spain for nine months as an English conversation teacher and I was able to integrate myself into the society.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Greenwich?

Because of the subject. I wanted to do International Business with Italian, which other universities did not offer. Also, the university is known to have a good Business School, and I have seen that during my time here. I'm grateful that I decided to study at the University of Greenwich.

What kind of activities have you been involved in during your time at university?

In my first year, I was a student ambassador so I went to colleges to help students with their UCAS applications.

In my third year I became an Erasmus Champion. I worked as part of  the Business School Employability team and helped with Erasmus drop in sessions, workshops and other events. I had a chance to share my inspiration and my experience and desire for studying abroad.

I also joined the Mentoring Scheme and was matched with a mentor. She helped me with my personal statement for Master's application.

Has your degree helped you find the right career and industry that you want to work in?

Yes, I would like to work in a multinational company because I think I'm an international person and I want to travel to different parts of the world. What I really want to do is to become an international human resources consultant or manager.

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I'm interested in training and development because I like to help and support people in their development and encourage them to go forward.

Bridgit Bray, International Business with Language