Hardworking Swansea student on path to success

A student’s hard work and ambition has put him firmly on the path to success which will stand him in good stead in his intended career in marketing.

Twenty two year old Thomas Coleman from Oakdale, Blackwood was supported by his proud family, when he graduated with a BSc with Honours in Business Management at a Degree and Award Congregation for Swansea University’s School of Management held in the City and County of Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall today (Tuesday 21, July).

Tom ColemanDuring his time at university Tom worked hard in a range of professional and volunteering roles, gaining a great deal of experience which will help prepare him for a future career in marketing.

He was a student ambassador and represented the School for Open Days, visit days and corporate events. He also completed a Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) placement in which he helped with the launch of the School of Management’s final year project scheme by sourcing participants establishing relationships with a range of local SMEs.

Tom said: “Throughout my final year I worked part time for local business incubator, TechHub Swansea as a community manager. I gained a great deal of valuable experience as the role required me to setup internal processes for financial management right through to managing the company’s presence across multiple online platforms”.

For his final year project he worked with a local PR practice, Seren Global Media where he lead a team of 5 other students to conduct research into event management formulating new internal processes and procedures for the business, which formed part of his dissertation submission.

Tom’s drive and ambition caught the attention of the University and as a result he was offered work at the School of Management’s External Relations Office where he assists in the maintenance and cultivation of a rapidly growing portfolio of corporate partners and business relationships through a robust engagement strategy. He also designs and creates content for a range of the department’s communications both in print and digital.

Alongside this, Tom also finds the time to work as a freelance PR advisor to technology start-up SatoshiPoint based in London and is also making preparations to move to Ireland in September where he will begin a Masters degree in Marketing Practice at the National University of Ireland Galway.

Sophie Dare- Edwards, Head of Placements, Projects and Study Abroad at the School of Management said: “Tom is highly employable as a result of his efforts at Swansea. He is leaving University with a broad range of skills and work experience that will greatly assist him in the graduate job market and throughout his Masters Degree studies.”