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Creative, cultural and communication careers explored at ABS


A range of senior industry professionals recently shared their knowledge and experience with Robert Gordon University (RGU) students.

Industry leaders in the communications, marketing, media, creative and cultural disciplines shared their insights into the employment market to an audience of students from RGU’s Aberdeen Business School.

The Creative, Cultural and Communication Careers 50 event, part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations, welcomed Gareth Gilbert, Business Manager for Fifth Business; Angela Michael, Aberdeen Festivals Collective Manager; Spencer Buchan, AVC owner and chief executive; Margaret McLeod of Harris Tweet and Ashleigh Barbour, a journalist at the Press and Journal. T

hey each spoke of their career paths, their experiences in the industry and offered advice to the students hoping to embark on their careers in the creative, cultural and communication industries.

Following their presentations, the speakers gave the students the opportunity to chat informally and ask any questions over tea and coffee.

Caitlin O’Callaghan, a fourth year Journalism student at RGU, said she found it extremely useful and inspiring.

She said: “The careers 50 event was really good, there were five industry speakers from business, marketing and media groups including the Press and Journal and AVC media.

“It was interesting to learn how they got to the positions they are in now - albeit a little nerving. They offered good advice to us as future graduates, for example - interview tips and techniques.

“There was also a chance to meet them at an informal networking opportunity after their presentations which we all found useful.”

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Stacey HorneCommunications Officer | Aberdeen Business School