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Mario Saldhana de Magalhaes

Mario is an associate at Ernst & Young working in financial services.

Mario Saldhana de Magalhaes

BA (Hons) International Management

'I chose Teesside University because of its welcoming and friendly atmosphere and the impressive campus.'

What brought you to study at Teesside University?

I chose Teesside University because of its welcoming and friendly atmosphere and the impressive campus. The staff made me feel comfortable and I could just tell that I would have a positive experience at Teesside. The student accommodation is close to campus and everything I needed was just a short walk away.

What was your course like?

I really enjoyed the wide exposure of studying international management. I had a chance to explore different areas related to international management – finance and business operations from lecturers with a good understanding of different industries. The lecturers really went out of their way to support me throughout the course. This gave me a better idea of what sort of career I wanted to pursue once I’d finished my degree.

Did you use any of the support services?

I used the careers service as much as I could. The University’s mentoring scheme helped a lot. I had a mentor for a year who helped with career advice, CV writing, mock interviews and just general support.

Eventually, I had the opportunity to gain voluntary and paid work experience that helped me build on my employability skills. I even managed to gain some experience as a consultant on a summer internship abroad.

What was your social life like?

My social life was great. I spent plenty of time at the Students’ Union and the library which were probably my favourite places to be during my degree. I was part of several clubs and societies including Teesside Entrepreneurs and Archery. I had a great time, met many interesting people and all this ultimately inspired me to co-found my own society.

Being involved in different societies and extra-curricular leadership courses really helped me to develop my leadership and networking skills.