Pauline Ho graduated in 2008 and having returned to Hong Kong, she now works in marketing for one of the territory’s most renowned orchestras.
Why choose Birmingham?
It was my dream to study at a ‘redbrick’ university. I chose UoB because of the reputation of its music department as well as its fantastic facilities.
How did studying at the University help prepare you for your career?
The diversity of students and tutors I met in Birmingham helped me to develop a global perspective, which is essential in my job as I often work with internationally renowned artists and arts administrators over the world. The knowledge I gained in my degree is directly related to the work I do now with Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
How did you get to where you are today?
I worked in a music education centre for half a year right after graduation. After that I got a position in Hong Kong Sinfonietta and have been there for seven years now.
I work in the marketing department of the orchestra and am responsible for promotion and publicity matters, especially on the digital side. I set up and manage the social media platforms of the orchestra (www.facebook.com/hongkongsinfonietta and www.youtube.com/hksinfonietta), and also work closely with media and other organisations on promoting the orchestra’s brand and programmes to classical music lovers in Hong Kong and other parts of the world.
What advice would you give to new University of Birmingham students?
Listen to your own voice, go for things you really like and enjoy every moment of your university life!