Stefan Chilingirov

Marketing MSc

Kent provides a great foundation for postgraduate students which can help them to jumpstart their careers.

Why did you choose to study at Kent Business School?

I wanted to become part of a school that produces successful alumni.

What attracted you to your programme of study and why?

Having completed some valuable courses in marketing at my undergraduate institution, I discovered I had a passion for this field of study and wanted to expand the knowledge I had already gained.  

What support did you receive from both your School and the University?

I received an ‘early bird’ discount and a Kent Business School Excellence Scholarship that greatly helped my family financially.

How does a postgraduate degree differ from your previous studies?

I am glad to have experienced both the American way of teaching and the British way. I noticed that I had a lot more freedom to choose the most suitable way of studying and preparing for classes during my postgraduate studies in the UK.

What areas of study have you most enjoyed and why?

I was keen on delving into consumer behaviour, innovation management and new product development and, surprisingly, financial and managerial accounting.

What are the facilities like?

I was so impressed with the facilities that the University of Kent provides for its business students.

Have you used any of the additional resources provided by the University?

I benefited from attending the numerous events and classes provided by the University of Kent’s Careers and Employability Service and found them useful when applying for internships and graduate job positions.

What are you planning to do next?

I am planning to stay in the UK where I will hopefully start an entry-level position in the field of marketing.

How do you think your studies at Kent will affect your career prospects?

I will employ all the skills that the Careers and Employability Service taught me while finishing my degree. I feel confident applying the knowledge that I have obtained in class in a real-life professional environment. I believe confidence is the key to successfully advance in my career.

Any advice for those thinking about taking a postgraduate degree at Kent?

I would encourage aspiring postgraduate students to research what Kent offers as each student has their personal needs. I believe Kent provides a great foundation for postgraduate students which can help them jump-start their careers.