ARU London News

Alumni of the Month - Lauren

12th March 2019

Alumni of the Month

When Lauren started studying for an MSc International Project Management, she was a Project Manager on a small, business change project and was very new to project management (under 6 months in the job). She had no formal project management training and so was unsure if she was doing key activities such as managing risk and dealing with stakeholders in the right way.

The learning she gained on the course enhanced her job performance significantly and allowed her to excel within the role. As a result, about halfway through the course, her employer encouraged her to apply for a promotion. She secured another Project Manager job on a much bigger merger and integration project working within the project management office.

Whilst at ARUL, she continued to work really hard and achieved 9 Top Achiever awards and an overall final Distinction which gave her the confidence to continue to try new opportunities. Since graduating, she has moved onto project managing and IT systems integration project and she is learning about Agile and Scrum project delivery methods. She now has a clear career path and is confident she will be able to continue to progress and grow as she continues to gain experience.