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Kirendeep Madaher

BSc (Hons) Business and Management Studies, 2010

Kirendeep Madaher
  • From Bradford
  • Secured job as regional fundraiser

Kirendeep became a regional fundraiser for the Stroke Association in Leeds after graduating.

"I'm currently working at the Stroke Association and I'm the regional fundraiser for the Yorkshire and Humber area. I'm in control and in charge of coordinating fundraising ideas and events.

"In the year that I graduated it was quite hard to get a job, so I did do a lot of voluntary work and I also worked on the skills that I learned at university in my modules to actually get a job at the Stroke Association. Firstly my role was administrative, and then I worked on skills that I'd learned at university to get this position that I've always wanted.

"When I did my module in the third year I used the contacts from a previous event. We then carried on using them for a later event afterwards and I'm hoping to go back and use them again for my actual job as well.

"I chose the University of Bradford because it was ranked fairly high as a school for business management, and it was fairly local to me as well because I also live in Bradford.

"The skills that I've learned from university mainly include my presentation skills. Learning how to present not only to businesses but to customers and a variety of audiences has helped me in this role, along with how to potentially approach businesses.

"What I miss most about student life is the social element of it and getting to meet new people from a different variety of life, studying different things - from science to business, and just getting to know interesting people."

Kirendeep says she still feels part of Team Bradford, despite graduating.

"The University has been really helpful since I graduated and in my new role I have found, as a younger fundraiser, I have needed to create a few more contacts and the University's been great and very supportive.

"I think people should choose the School of Management, as I said it is ranked fairly high and the fact that once you've graduated you've still got that connection with staff it's really friendly and a nice atmosphere, and no matter whether you're at the main campus or the School of Management it's just a really good social atmosphere."

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