Love Liverpool: Amanda

Posted on: 12 February 2024 by Richard Finch in Graduate stories

Amanda Birchall is a Class of 2022 BA Marketing Graduate who is now working as a Marketing and Events Graduate Intern. She tells us all about her current role and why she loves Liverpool.

I had an email from Handshake suggesting I would be a good fit for the role. After reading the job description I then applied and attended an interview. I got a phone call the same day telling me I got the job! I felt comfortable in the interview allowing me to relax and provide authentic responses and, in my opinion, I wrote a pretty good cover letter too. 

I looked forward to going to university for years and even though my experience was disrupted by Covid 19, I loved being a student at the Uni of Liverpool. How could I not want to extend my time there by gaining some work experience! 

"I love working in Liverpool. I have a large circle of friends here that I made whilst I was at Uni, and the city just feels like home now. Even though I have been here for 4 years there are still parts of the city I am yet to discover so new experiences are always possible. I have created such meaningful memories here and they just keep getting better.

In my role, I am lucky to be working across such a vast collection of projects. This allows me to gain insights and understanding of many different areas of marketing and events to really get a feel for what I enjoy. I am so happy to be part of such a supportive team in the Management School. They really take an interest in me and care about my professional development.

With this being my first office job, my confidence has massively improved after just 3 months. I have already learned so much and I have set myself realistic goals to achieve in my time here." My key advice I would say is do not be scared to show that there is room for improvement. Think about your weaknesses as well as your strengths because it is attractive to have skills you can and want to work towards. That is why you are applying for work as a graduate, to develop your skills and experience as well as figure out what your passions are. Everyone has been in the position of having limited work experience in a point in life and it should not be seen as a disadvantage.                

I love the city’s reputation for music and culture. I worked at Eurovision last year and this was an incredible event to experience. Whenever there is a big event on in Liverpool it feels like the whole city will take part and celebrate. The Baltic area is a favourite for me hosting great music, quirky coffee shops, food markets, bars, and independent stores all on my doorstep! I am never bored here.