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Aparna Sankaran

Country Of Origin: India

Degree: MSc Management, 2020

Marketing Specialist, Gemraj Technologies Ltd

Why did you choose to study at LUMS?

I chose LUMS MSc Management because of the course structure, modules, career facilities, accommodation and many more reasons. I had a list of 10 points where one University had to pass. LUMS passed with 10/10.

What was the best thing about your course?

It was a lot of things. The facilities, course structure, modules, friendly staff and constant support.

What/who inspired you most at LUMS and why?

Radka Newton inspired me the most. She is very passionate about her job. She wants everyone is her cohort to get the best out of the course. She helped me identify my strengths, empathised when there were difficult times, pushed me to achieve more and she never fails to compliment even for small things. She helped me in all ways throughout my Masters.

Did you do a project, placement or study abroad? What did this involve and what did you gain?

I was involved in a company project for Two Stories Ltd. Conducted both primary and secondary research on the company, external environment, industry, competitors and customers to provide a marketing plan specific to the customer personas.

Describe your time at LUMS in three words.

Challenging, Uplifting, Exciting.

What are your best memories of your time at Lancaster?

Night studies at the Library and a trip to the Lake District with the entire cohort.

What are the best things about living in the Lancaster area?

So secluded, diverse, friendly and felt like home.

Which parts of your Lancaster experience were the best preparation for your job?

The 9 - 5 classes, block taught structure, online learning, virtual collaboration, collaboration with diverse cultures.