James Brady

James Brady
James Brady
2013 RETAIL MARKETING GRADUATE

Account Executive, LinkedIn
"My ICMS degree gave me great foundations for a career in business, preparing me to succeed both academically and professionally in the high-performance world of consumer and enterprise technology. I was headhunted for my current role at LinkedIn after graduating based on the ICMS experience and qualifications listed in my LinkedIn profile. I am now one of the top performing junior specialists globally for the company."

 

What is your current role and outline your professional experience?
I am an Account Executive for LinkedIn.  Prior to LinkedIn I worked in the Domestic Development department for ICMS part time whilst studying my degree. I also worked at David Jones for my industry experience.

What career achievements are you especially proud of?
My biggest career highlight so far was being headhunted at LinkedIn after graduating based on the ICMS experience and qualifications listed in my LinkedIn profile. I am now one of the top performing junior specialists globally for the company.

How has your ICMS degree contributed to you achieving your professional goals?
My ICMS degree gave me great foundations in business, preparing me both academically and professionally to succeed in the high performance world of consumer and enterprise technology. The lecturers’ passion and real-world experience guided me to the path I wanted to take and the extracurricular activities gave me the business leadership skills needed to thrive early in my career.

What were the major contributing factors to your decision to study at ICMS?
The main factors were the specialised subjects you can study whilst doing a general business degree. Also the opportunity to be a part of a community that takes preparing you for success seriously.  The location and reputation didn’t hurt either!

What were the highlights during your time at ICMS?
I was awarded the National Scholarship covering my first two years of tuition. I was also a Student Ambassador and led the Residential Assistant (RA team) as the Senior RA in my final term. By far the biggest highlight for me was working part time for the College for the majority of my time there – giving me real business experience before I had even graduated.

What advice would you give to someone considering study at ICMS?
Get involved as much as you can in everything on offer. ICMS gives you the opportunities not only to study a degree, but also to develop as a future business leader.

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