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Graduate employment case studies

Written by St Andrews alumni, these case studies provide real life accounts of graduate employment with a wide variety of organisations.


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NameDegreeNationalOfJob TitleOrganisationOccupational Sector
Hendrickje Catriona WindischMA Joint Hons French and International RelationsGermanyConsultantOrganization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, FranceInternational Development/ Organisations
Elena Film Studies and GermanUnited KingdomFreelance WriterAyr RFCJournalism
Jessica Modern Languages (French and German) with Management WIYAUnited KingdomGlobal Food Safety Initiative CoordinatorCIES – The Food Business Forum, Paris, FranceHealth and Safety
Shan Joint Honours in Spanish and French (WIYA)United KingdomAccount Coordinator, Large Accounts DivisionDIOT (Insurance Broker-Paris, France) Insurance
Robert MA Hons French with Linguistics United KingdomSenior ProducerFive NewsJournalism
Siobhan MA (Hons) Modern Languages (French German)United KingdomTranslatorLouise Killeen Translations LtdInterpreting/Translation
Sophie MA Modern Languages (French) WIYAUnited KingdomTeacher of English as a Foreign Language The British School Group, Italy Teaching
Elizabeth GarrisonMA (Hons) Mediaeval History & SpanishUnited KingdomFreelance Translator and ReviewerElizabeth Garrison TranslationsInterpreting/Translation
Rebecca TrengoveMA Honours RussianUnited KingdomHead of Marketing and Corporate AffairsAxeon Marketing
Nicholas FryerFrench & International RelationsUnited KingdomDevelopment CoordinatorCharityworks Graduate Scheme, with a placement at Advance Housing & SupportNot for profit
Richard DixonModern Languages (French & Spanish)United KingdomSenior ManagerAccentureManagement Consulting
Charlotte CoulthardFrench and LatinUnited KingdomEditorial Assistant, Aurum Press LtdAurum Publishing Group part of Quarto GroupPublishing
Claire RampenModern Languages with LinguisticsUnited KingdomDigital Leadership Graduate SchemeTelefónica DigitalBusiness Management
Tamara StupalovaGeography with SpanishCzech RepublicPolicy Advocacy and Community OutreachAsylum Access EcuadorNot for profit
Caroline MoranMa Management & Italian United KingdomQuantity Surveyor Dawnus Construction UK Surveying
Walter PoonGerman-Italian-RussianHong KongManagement Consulting AnalystAccentureManagement Consulting
Hannah BrownlowItalianUnited KingdomManaging ConsultantBrightCarbonDesign
Brogan McLachlanMA (Hons) Management and SpanishUnited KingdomMarketing Associate StafffindersMarketing
Rosie MaxtonArabic and Medieval HistoryUnited KingdomResearcher for Analytical Database of Arabic PoetryUniversity of St AndrewsAcademia