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Gabriella Klimaszewski

MA Fashion Enterprise and Society

What did you like most about your MA programme and why did you choose it?

The Fashion Enterprise and Society Masters degree at Leeds University gave me the confidence to successfully obtain my dream job. It was a daunting decision to change my career direction after doing a BA Hons in Events Management, however upon finding the MA Fashion Enterprise and Society at the University of Leeds, this transition changed from seemingly unachievable to actually being extremely exciting.

What did you enjoy most about the way the programme was taught?

The combination of fashion studies with entrepreneurial learning ensured that although the degree has specialised modules for fashion, it also was very varied and remained diverse, allowing me to utilise my newly acquired skills in any industry I ended up in. This flexibility is what interested me about the course primarily, as it allows you to keep your future options open. The course provided me with the confidence to chase my dream, as well as giving me an understanding of the fashion industry and enable me to strengthen my entrepreneurial and innovation characteristics.

How did your MA help with your career progression?

During the year-long course I was accepted as a graduate at TJX Europe. Having applied for the role previous to the course and being rejected, I know that the Masters degree is what really set me apart from other candidates. It gave me the confidence to realise my skill set and the abilities to excel in an industry that I always thought was out of reach. I have been working with TJX and I love my job; it is extremely intense and hard work, but it is enormously satisfying to have been able to achieve my dream job!

What would you tell people considering taking MA Fashion Enterprise and Society at the University of Leeds?

The outstanding level of teaching and interesting variety of coursework made the year fly past in a flash! The teaching staff are all very accommodating to your existing knowledge and aid in helping you excel. Not only has the course given me the opportunity to meet some incredible people in the industry, it has also allowed me to make some wonderful friends from all around the world. I am proud to be an alumni of the University of Leeds and the MA Fashion Enterprise and Society.”

Gabriella Klimaszewski
Allocation Analyst, TJX Europe
MA Fashion Enterprise and Society

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