|History of Art|
|History or Art|
|Advertising, marketing and PR|
|Small business (0-49 employees)|
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A day in the life of a Research manager in the United Kingdom
Briefly describe the organisation you work for
International Market research agency
What do you do?
Manage research projects, including client management, designing qualitative and quantitative research methodology, analysing findings, writing and presenting reports,. Business development including writing proposals and pitching for work
Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?
Background in history of art and art gallery and museum studies, employed by an agency that specialised in research for arts venues and then moved to an different agency
Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?
Describe your most memorable day at work
Presenting findings from my research at Lincoln centre I'm New York
Are there any challenges associated with your job?
Difficulties with managing clients and meeting desdlines
What’s your work environment and culture like?
Relaxed - hierarchies tend to be flat, office culture is casual
What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?
Working with art history society to arrange events
What would you like to do next with your career?
Move back into the arts and take on a more account management based role
What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?
Always make an effort to speak to at least one person at an event, think outside the box in terms of how your career can develop, don't be afraid to take a sideways step to gain more or different experience, don't get too comfortable in one place or your skills will stop becoming transferable
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