Divinity alumna Hannah Tulloch tells us how she ended up with a career in digital marketing, and why displaying emotional intelligence is so important.
Hannah Tulloch (nee Codrington)
|Year of Graduation||2011|
Your time at the University
I had been a frequent visitor to Edinburgh during my time at school so I knew for a long time before applying that Edinburgh was the university for me. It didn’t disappoint.
In fact, I loved it so much I moved back to the city last year, five years after graduating. My time at Edinburgh was hugely fun and challenging at the same time. As well as getting a degree, I made some amazing friends, took part in a charity hitch hike to Morocco, ran the London Marathon, travelled to Africa, Asia and across Europe, and managed to secure my dream internship at SportsAid.
I knew for a long time before applying that Edinburgh was the university for me. It didn’t disappoint.
Tell us about your experiences since leaving the University
After leaving Edinburgh, I lived in Bangkok for a year where I worked for a charity organisation managing their international partnerships. After a year out there, I moved to London to work at the London Olympics, after which I secured a job at digital marketing agency, TopLine Comms, where I became a director. Since then I have moved to Edinburgh where I am now associate director at digital and PR agency, Represent Comms.
Spend some of your time researching about business, about industry, about all the possible areas you could go into after university. Who knew that a degree in Divinity would lead me to digital marketing! Most employers look for emotional intelligence above experience so make sure you demonstrate plenty of that when you are applying and interviewing for jobs.
Represent Comms (external link)
TopLine Comms (external link)