Tamara Roper

Tamara Roper graduated with a degree in English and American Literature in 2013. She is now an editorial assistant at Ministry of Sound.

What do you do in your current role?

"As an Editorial Assistant, I write, publish and research stories for the MTV website! The opportunities it presents varies on a regular basis - one day I'll be going to a film premiere, the next I'll be interviewing Oscar winners. It's varied, and full of great surprises!"

What was the best thing about your degree, and how does it help you in your job?

"The best thing about my degree was finding out what I was good at and getting better and more analytical as the years went on. Studying English and American Literature also helped with research methods - writing essays and a long dissertation equipped me with the patience and stamina that my job requires. I also enjoyed making new friends and being constantly inspired by them and my tutors."

What advice would you give to a current student?

"I would advise current students to put their feelers out! Make connections and pull on local support networks to help you if you know what you want to do as a career. I wrote for small, local publications as a student, and was lucky enough to work on my student newspaper."