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Holly Armstrong

Career Path: Operations Manager, George F. White & Director, GFW Letting
Location: Yorkshire, UK

A week after graduating I started working for George F. White which is a regional consultancy specialising in Land, Business and Property. Seven years later I now sit on the board of the company and am the Director for their subsidiary company, GFW Letting.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

It helped me focus on what I wanted from a career very early on. I recognised from the degree that I wanted to work in a regional business with growth opportunity, this meant that I could fast track my learning and personal development. The degree instills commerciality which certainly gave me an edge early in my career and is something I now actively recruit for.Holly Armstrong

What was the best thing about your course?

The people. The support. The learning environment. It was fun.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now/throughout your career?

The ability to find solutions to problems. This is the underlying skill that I gained from the degree. I apply this daily in a commercial business environment. Research, be informed and apply your learning to make the best decision.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The people, the students and the city. The course was forward-thinking and challenging and it attracted similar like-minded people.

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying at Northumbria?

Research your course, meet lecturers and tutors, and jump into the university culture. There is no limit to what you can achieve.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Challenging, fun and meaningful.

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