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Phuong PhungBournemouth University has left a long lasting impact to my life. I studied MSc in Tourism Management & Marketing course and graduated in 2010. After graduation I returned to Vietnam and I am currently working as  a Lecturer in tourism marketing at Hong Bang International University. I am also the co-founder of Sunaca.com and a partner in other projects, including brand consulting for international export.

The MSc degree opened up many opportunities and allowed me to do what I’m doing now. The  course was an extraordinary experience. The course enabled me to gain many insights into marketing, tourism and Information Communicate Technology. All the lecturers are very good, knowledgeable, helpful and supportive. But I think it’s the change in mindset that has helped me the most.

During my time at BU I was involved with many extra-curricular activities while studying, and in particular I helped out with the photography for some seminars and photographs for a charitable event.

I had a great time and learned a lot from the interesting and diverse people that I met. My BU experience was a truly valuable experience.

Recent graduates looking for work should just stay true to your passion and interests, but be prepared to do other kinds of work to survive until you can work in your dream job or business. Networking is important.

By Phuong Phung, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing graduate