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How to Get Your First Job in Marketing


Senior Fashion Marketing Lecturer at Cardiff Met and CIM Board Member, Jemma Oeppen-Hill

​Marketing students from across Cardiff and South Wales will have the opportunity to gain career insight from industry leaders on how to kickstart a career in marketing.

Organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in Wales, and held at Cardiff School of Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University, "How to get your first job in marketing: stories from the experts" is an event that will give students the opportunity to interact with senior marketers from a wide range of industries.

The event has a unique set up where students can move around a series of speakers' tables and join in group discussions, hearing from the experts about how they progressed through their careers and other exciting stories about the industry.

Senior Fashion Marketing Lecturer and CIM Board Member, Jemma Oeppen-Hill, is organising the event and said: "I am excited to be organising this event for marketing students across South Wales. It is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience about the industry they are studying and gain valuable advice on how to start a successful career."

The event is being held after a successful year for Cardiff Met's marketing department. The university has successfully launched the Marketing Fashion programme and have also received the top score for marketing in Wales in the latest National Student Survey.

Ceri Rowland, CIM Network Manager in Wales and speaker at the event, said: "We are thrilled to be working with Cardiff Met on this event. The university has shown time and time again how dedicated they are in supporting the students and helping them excel, and this event is testament to that. It is a great event for all students who want to work within the marketing industry and I am happy to be involved and help them understand what this industry entails and how to do well in it."

Other speakers at the event will include Rachel Owen, Marketing Manager for leading stationary brand, Staedler UK; Liz Andrews, Marketing Manager for Cancer Research Wales; Alex Bennett, Cardiff Met graduate and CIM 'The Pitch' Finalist 2017; Matt Clark, Founder of Narrative Edge; Paul Hunter, Marketing Manager at Liberty; Ruth Williams, Marketing Director at Restore Scan; Stephan Stockton MBE FRSA, Marketing Campaigns Manager at the New Theatre; Dan Langford FCIM FRSA from Acorn Recruitment; Helen Wild, Associate Director at Equinox Communications; John Giles, Divisional Director of Promar International, and Clare Morgan, Founder and MD of Marketing Clarity.

The CIM event will be held at Cardiff School of Management at the University's Llandaff campus and is open to all students who are studying marketing. The free event is being held on Wednesday (15 November) from 4pm to 7pm. Students can register their interest here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-get-your-first-job-in-marketing-stories-from-the-experts-tickets-38798784208