Chloe Jarman, Marketing Assistant, Brands2Life

How did studying at Pearson College London help you get into the world of business?

It gave me the confidence to present myself. The practice in my presentations within my course and through to the industry days, this helped me to present myself very well in interviews. Pearson College London gave me the courage to speak up when I had an opinion or idea.

Where have you gone on to work and what is your role?

I am currently working at a PR agency called Brands2Life. I am on the Junior Account Executive scheme as a Marketing Assistant.

What are you working on at the moment?

I recently helped our HR team create a portable charger for a University fair which was a great success. I’m also looking for potential contacts to send direct mailers to, helping create a bond between the two brands.

What lessons have you learnt during your time studying and your time working in business?

I’ve learnt that being proactive is vital. Getting a degree is just the foundation of what you should do if that’s the path you chose to go down. It’s all the other things such as events, competitions, industry days that highlight your ambition in business. Also, no idea is stupid. Be vocal. Make sure people listen to what you have to say. Conversing is key in business.

What was your favourite part of studying at Pearson College London?

My favourite part would have to be the link to industry. I can’t echo how important it is to attend industry days and events, it really does differentiate you from others. Make sure you always bring a notepad and pen with you, you should be noting what skills you’ve picked up and things that you’ve learnt, you’ll need this for your CV!!

What do you mostly enjoy about working for Brands2Life?

The social aspect is great and the owners treat us so well! Every week they buy treats for us in the office, such as sausage rolls or brownies. The training is fantastic as well, they help us with goal setting and presentation skills.

If you had to sum up your time at Pearson College London in one word, what would it be and why?

Innovative - each day something challenged you. Whether that was in your course or at an industry event, you constantly have to be creative and think outside of the box.

What advice would you give to students looking to start a career within the business industry?

Don’t rush into anything. You’ve paid the money to go to Pearson, don’t settle for a job that you don’t want/ don’t like. Also, show your creative flair in an interview, share some concepts and ideas you’ve come up with, this could be a deciding factor in them hiring you.

What's your favourite brand and why?

Unilever. They are constantly thinking outside of the box. Their business model is sustainable, and one which other brands are attempting to replicate.

What course did you study?

BA(Hons) Business Management

I can’t echo how important it is to attend industry days and events, it really does differentiate you from others

Chloe Jarman, Marketing Assistant, Brands2Life