Iuliana Consuela Smaranda

Programme: MSc. International Business

Nationality: Romanian

Why did you choose MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at the University of Liverpool?

One of the things that prompted me to choose the University of Liverpool was the fact that the Management School is one of the top 5% business schools worldwide. I consider that obtaining a postgraduate degree from such a prestigious institution that is also AACSB –Accredited will undoubtedly prove beneficial to my future career. I wanted to combine my love for languages with studies in international management, so studying International Business seemed as the obvious choice.

What have you enjoyed most about the programme so far?

One of the things that I enjoy most about the programme is the fact that students are given the opportunity to hone the skills that employers are looking for. It enables students to develop key competencies needed in the contemporary business environment. In addition, the school regularly invites guest lecturers from multinational corporations, and organises consultancy challenges that prepare students for future employment and offer them valuable networking opportunities.

What do you like most about the City of Liverpool and why?  What fun things have you experienced since being in Liverpool?

Liverpool is one of the few cities with which I identified completely. It is the place where old meets modern. On the one hand, it is a cultural capital with a fascinating history, but on the other hand it is also a modern and vibrant city. You are spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants, cafes, and pubs with live music. I love exploring the city on foot and going on long walks in Liverpool’s many parks. I also enjoy trying out new restaurants and pubs, the prices are student-friendly and the food is amazing. Also, the beaches near Liverpool are a must-see. If I were to pick only one thing that I love most about Liverpool, it would be the friendly people who make a beautiful city like Liverpool seem even more charming.

What are your plans after graduation?

I have already started looking for jobs in the UK and I actually managed to secure a few interviews in a short time. The staff at the Careers and Employability Centre have offered me valuable advice on how to write a successful CV or how to approach application forms, which has given me the confidence I need.