Koray Kerr

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Advertising, PR & Marketing
Job title: Research and Analytics Manager
Subject of study: Exercise and Sport Sciences
Year of graduation: 2018
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

50 Sport

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

I did my masters at Loughborough University London doing the Sport Business and Innovation course, while also partaking in work experience at Engage Digital Partners. I then took my first professional role at a sports tech company called Fantastec working as a Commercial Account Manager, before moving to my current role as a Research and Analytics Manager at 50 Sport.

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

I went down the business side of sport after having the opportunity to do a Business module in my second year at the University of Exeter. It provided a lot of possible roles to go into while also being within the sports industry.

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

Squash Club at intermediate level.

Were you part of the Exeter Student Ambassador Scheme at any point during your studies?

Yes

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

I enjoyed the element of flexibility of modules on the course. The opportunity to learn about the different areas of sport was exciting and paved the way for my future. The quality of teaching was also fantastic.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The city was fantastic, very uni-oriented and was easy to meet like-minded people. Also, great campus and liked how everything was close by!

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

The University of Exeter at the time was the highest ranked university for Sport and Health Sciences. Also, once I came for the open day, I loved the St Lukes Campus and the city itself.

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

The research element has helped a lot in diving deeper and my writing styles. Additionally, presentation work helped build confidence to present in front of clients for my current role.

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

Don’t be afraid to try new modules and see how you feel. Also, to be receptive to feedback, but also try to add your own creativity to whatever work you put out.

What are your plans for the future?

I want to continue to progress within the Sports Industry and eventually reach senior level positions.

 

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