Sarah Harris – BA (Hons) Business Administration graduate

Current employer: NESC Ltd

Current job title: Business Manager

Current location: Plymouth Science Park

“Studying at Plymouth gave me a deeper insight into business practices and allowed me to share my experiences and learn different ways of putting theory into practice.”
Tell us what you have been doing since completing your studies.

Being in full-time work with only part-time study, it was very rewarding to complete my studies and enjoy some free time. I am now looking at how my organisation can become linked with the University and utilise the skills of its students.  

What is the best, most exciting or fun thing that you have done in your career?

Constant learning is the best thing I have done. Becoming an industry subject matter expert in a niche area and meeting new people has definitely been the most exciting aspect of my career.

What advice would you give to anyone wanting to get in to the same line of work?

Always be honest with people and never give up. Research your industry and keep up to date with news and trends. If you have ideas, share them; don’t be afraid of being told no and don’t be afraid of saying no.

How did studying at Plymouth help you?

Studying at Plymouth gave me a deeper insight into business practices and allowed me to share my experiences and learn different ways of putting theory into practice. It allowed me to develop invaluable skills of critical thinking and analysis.  

What is your favourite memory of studying at Plymouth?

My favourite memories are meeting fellow students with a passion for their subject, as well as the flexibility of study.  

Would you recommend undertaking a course with Plymouth University, and why?

Yes, Plymouth is a fantastic city and has a lot to offer. The facilities at Plymouth University are fantastic and the support teams around you are amazing.

Is there anything else which you would like to share with our current students?

It may seem difficult at first, but persevere: it’s worth it in the end. And don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the experience.