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Name: Austin Meakin
Course: Graphic Design BA(Hons) and Electronic Commerce with Management Studies MSc
"Running my business amSquared while studying part-time has been hard, but it has also been the single most rewarding experience for both me and my business (amSquared).
I graduated from Kingston in 2007 with a Graphic Design BA(Hons) and shortly after set up a graphic design business. I found most of my clients were requesting websites and or web applications so in order for me to provide superior products and services for my customers I knew I needed an edge over my competitors. So in 2010 I returned to Kingston University to study for an Electronic Commerce MSc, I wanted to make real face-to-face contacts and work in a non-commercial environment to push my academic limits. With the help of the enterprise department I created amSqaured software limited as it had become apparent I needed to shift my expertise from web-design to web-development, and so the new company was born.
I chose Kingston not only as I had enjoyed my time here as an undergraduate, but also due to the excellent central London transportation connections. This connectivity enabled me to get to and from business meetings and the amSquared office extremely quick and easily. Kingston University has great facilities, my favorite is the huge library in Penrhyn Road which I often found myself walking around. A benefit of studying postgrad at the same location as my undergrad was that I knew all the systems process and procedures, it also meant I saw the occasional familiar face and I never got lost!
The highlight of my course was meeting some great friends, amazing lecturers and the enterprise department (Dwain Reid) who helped shape amSquared into the company it now is (thanks Dwain). This masters degree has opened so many opportunities to me, it feels like I speak a new language, I talk with developers and have the most amazing conversations which I simply could not have had before. The degree has given me confidence to sell our products and services with pride, knowing we truly understand the mechanics and inner workings of our wares.
I have been in talks with my dissertation supervisor regarding publishing my dissertation into a book format, this would provide a click by click modular guide to creating eBusiness using opens source software. I am also working closely with Kingston University's Enterprise department who are mentoring me with the growth of my web design company www.amSquared.co.uk.
Returning to Kingston to complete a postgraduate degree in electronic commerce turned out to be a life changing decision, since graduating my career has gained momentum, depth and most importantly I have been able to realise that value financially. My undergraduate degree was in graphic design, this gave me excellent transferable skills for web design. However, this degree lacked the depth of knowledge required for designing complex web-applications, a gap which my MSc fulfilled. I now have the edge over designers with an Electronic Commerce MSc and an edge over developers with a Graphic Design BA(Hons), for me this is a win-win situation."
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist employability team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques. Specific advice is also available for international students about the UK job market and employers' expectations and requirements.
The team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs, key speakers from industry and interviews on campus. These events give you the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting. For example, here students are practising their interview skills with employers at a 'speed interviewing' event on campus.
The British Computer Society (BCS) accredits this course which means you may be able to gain exemptions from some BCS professional examinations.