MSc Politics and Communication, graduated in 2011
Account Executive, Weber Shandwick France
Before my MSc studies at LSE, I had a bachelors’ degree from London Metropolitan and a Higher National Diploma in Corporate Communications. During my Master’s degree at the LSE, I applied for a Blue Book Internship at the European Commission and ended up being selected to work as a speech writer for the Head of Representation of the European Commission in France. While I was finishing my internship at the European Commission, I applied for a second internship at Weber Shandwick France – the Paris office of the international PR agency – I started a 6-month internship and was offered a permanent job approximately mid-way through my internship.
I think LSE definitely helped me opened some doors but what really helped me get through my studies and get where I am today is hard work and passion. I’ve taken on a lot of responsibilities throughout the past 2.5 years and it was not always easy - moving from being the intern to maintaining trustful client relationships and providing them with sound advice is a big and constant learning curve! I chose LSE because of the School’s reputation, the content of my degree, which I thought would push my career in the right direction and the professors in the Media & Communications department; they are all very competent and experts in their fields. LSE offered me a unique studying and human experience. I always felt intellectually stimulated, assisted to great lectures, talks and made great friends. In short, I’ve never regretted studying there (or maybe just during exam time!).