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Student Emma has the skills for success

Date 12.01.2022

Emma Couldridge, a second year Events Management student at the University of Northampton has landed a job with leading mentoring platform, Otolo.

Emma believes that the networking opportunities with industry contacts, which is part and parcel of her studies we’re the key to her bagging the job.

Speaking about her experience, Emma said: “During Changemaker Employability Week, James Lemon, the CEO of Otolo gave a guest lecture. As part of that lecture, James talked about the power of work experience through interning and working alongside studying. I was inspired, so I connected with James and we started talking about an internship opportunity.”

Throughout the Events degree programme, the University welcomes the biggest and brightest industry leaders to speak with and inspire students, as well as offering students’ access to industry leaders via the partnership with Otolo and their mentoring platform.

Emma continued: “After a nerve-wracking recruitment process with Otolo, I was offered role as an Events Executive, which has been designed to fit around my university commitments, working both from home and working in the London offices.”

Emma’s role will see her organise virtual, and as restrictions ease, physical events for Otolo, from webinars to awards ceremonies.

One of Emma’s first assignments with Otolo was to organise their Virtual Award Gala ceremony, held in December. The virtual event brought together over 30 people working in the events and hospitality sector to celebrate their achievements during 2021, including her own teaching team, who won The Leading Partner Award at the ceremony held in December.