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Umar Hussain, BSc Human Resource Management (Honours) 2016

Recruitment Coordinator, Lowell Group

Umar Hussain, BSc Human Resource Management (Honours) 2016
  •  From UK
  •  BSc Human Resource Management (Honours)
  •  Recruitment Coordinator, Lowell Group

Tell us about what you are currently doing and what you find most enjoyable about your work?
I am in my second week as a Recruitment Coordinator for the Lowell Group. My role involves aiding the recruitment and HR team with the recruitment process. I most enjoy the pressure of working towards deadlines as it brings out the best in me and I enjoy the challenge throughout and the feeling after the deadline is met.

How has your Bradford degree and University experience helped you get to where you are now?
As part of my course I did a placement year in the School of Management careers service, part of the role included a range of tasks some of which was related to what I am doing now and some which were not. However the experience of working full time in an office environment helped me greatly to get to where I am. It has also allowed me to settle into my new team and environment quickly as throughout my placement I received a lot of effective criticism from my colleagues which allowed me to improve both as a student and a future employee.

Why did you decide to come to study at Bradford?
I heard some excellent reviews about the University of Bradford; in regards both to the School of Management and City Campus. I attended an Open Day and I knew this University was right for me.

What were the best things about your course?
I enjoyed my course as it was heavily based on theory, which I prefer. What made my course more enjoyable was a number of charismatic lecturers who made the module fun whilst ensuring we were given full support.

What were your highlights?
For me the highlights were studying with a group of friends from a range of courses and working on our assignments or revising. We all kept each other motivated.

What advice would you give current or future students?
I strongly recommend that you make the most of your lecturers office times to get additional support as it will be a 1 to 1 meeting. Something that helped me a lot was to book a study room after my lecture to do additional reading and make notes to support my assignments.
As well as the study side of life at University, it is important to create memories. Socialise with your peers as it makes life in University much more enjoyable, it is also good to know other people on your course when it comes to arranging group work.

Tell us what motivates you and your ambitions
My biggest motivation is my family and creating a better future for us. I strongly believe education is a passport for a better future and I am seeing that in my development from general roles to stepping into my career field. I always believe a positive attitude and outlook will reflect in your work.
My personal ambition first and foremost is to work hard in everything I do for my family. In regards to my career, I would like to one day become a HR Director or have my own recruitment agency.


Published February 2017