Andy Blundell

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Transportation & Logistics
Job title: General Manager - Hospitality, Expo & Events
Subject of study: Sports Science / International Business
Year of graduation: 2010
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Kuehne + Nagel

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I have worked within events, with particular focus on Event logistics within the field working on some of the largest events worldwide including Olympics, Commonwealth Games & Rugby World Cups.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I entered into events via exposure on my masters at the University and have never looked back since. I have had the opportunity to work in some challenging but beautiful locations worldwide as well as lead teams on complex challenges.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

University of Exeter Football Mens 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The program on both by undergrad and masters were challenging, providing insight and skill development I use today in my working life. It was the ability to showcase and hone these skills on a regular basis throughout both courses which was the highlight.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The whole student experience, being challenged academically whilst growing and maturing as an adult.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I think Exeter offered first class teaching, facilities in the backdrop of a great city to live in.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Hard work! Exeter demands students study hard and this is something that has seen me progress well throughout my career by exhibiting the ability to work hard. In addition, the courses encourage critical thinking on a consistent basis, something which is always needed at all stages of working life.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Work hard, embrace the course and student life via immersing yourself in as many experiences as possible.

What are your plans for the future?

I have just returned from Japan working on the Rugby World Cup & setting up the Olympics. It is also a challenging time for business and especially events so I intend to meet this head on for the next few years


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