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Student Profile: Gresia Cabrera


MSc Marketing and Strategy

Study Dates:

2018 - 2019

How did you find out about Warwick?

When I decided to study a Master in Marketing in Europe, I searched universities on different websites such as The Financial Times, Master Studies and The Guardian. In all these rankings, Warwick was on one of the top universities in the UK. Then, I asked references for some friends, who are British, about Warwick and all of them gave me very good feedback about Warwick and its Marketing program.

Did you consider applying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?

In Peru, most people study their Master or MBA programs at the University of Manchester or The London Business School due to brand awareness. However, after researching I was between Imperial College Business School, Warwick Business School, and The University of Cologne (Germany). Last March 2018, there was an Opening Day at Warwick. The event included an introductory branding class and a guided tour through campus. After that, I decided to study at Warwick. I got impressed with the big campus and all the facilities that Warwick has. In addition, Warwick offered me a scholarship that also helped to make my decision.

Did you contact the University prior to application?

I contacted the University to find out more information about the MSc in Marketing and Strategy.

How did you find the application process?

I applied through the website. The application form was very friendly and the recruitment team was very supportive in all my admission process. I did not have any difficulties.

How are you funding your studies?

I have received a scholarship from Warwick, and the rest is self-funded.

What is the best thing about studying at Warwick?

Definitely, the campus. It is huge, it has a lot of facilities restaurants, pubs, banks, theatre, a sporting hub, and even a mosque. It fits for all students with different cultures around the world. Also, SU societies. I find them very important to have a balance between studies and social life.

Have you joined any clubs or societies?

I am not a member yet, but I am planning to join Warwick Volunteers and Warwick International Development.

Have you managed to travel at all during your studies?

One of the reasons that I chose studying in the UK was travelling around Europe. Every time I can, I travel around the UK and Europe. Also, I think the university's staff care about it and they schedule good timetables which allow travelling without missing any event at university.

What do you plan to do when you graduate?

I would like to gain some work experience here in the UK and then I would work in another country or come back home. I believe that working abroad open your mind.

What advice would you give to someone considering applying to Warwick?

First of all, read carefully the modules that are included in the program and check if it matches your preferences. then, ask everything about the program if it allows you to work projects with external companies or if it includes business trips. Finally, if you have the opportunity to visit campus do not hesitate to come because it is important to like the environment where you are going to live at least for a year.

What makes you happiest about being a student at Warwick?

I really like all the workshops that Warwick has. The University support you in every field that you could find difficulties. For example, there are workshops to improve hard and soft skills. English lessons, feedback about your assignments, Google Analytics, photography editing and so much more.

Warwick makes you evolve not only professionally, but also personally.