Success Stories

Success Stories

Russell McMahon – Marketing Assistant at Edutec

University – Glasgow Caledonian University

Qualification¬†–¬†BA (Hons) Marketing

Job hunting experience – I tended to look around cafe windows, check the internet or go on the recommendation of friends to find work. It would take a while handing out CVs and hoping for the best. Most of the time I wouldn’t get a response back and it’s only through persistence I managed to find work.

Roles and responsibilities – I got the chance to develop some skills that I already possessed with industry professionals, with particular focus on working on a start-up project.

I was involved in writing up a full funding application, which included a business plan and budgeting for the start-up project. I undertook market research and helped formulate a marketing plan for the start-up project.

Design was also a part of the job and I got to develop my skills in this area, helping create a logo for a start-up project and elements for the website (which I also helped build). Lastly, the company I worked with was also involved in events, so I got to go and spec venues for shows and meet with clients.


Where are you now? – I am currently project manager of [Frogbeats] a music, arts and events collective/company based in Glasgow.

This is a multi-faceted role that includes administration, marketing, event management, performing and digital media. I am on my ideal career path as I would like to work in the events and music industry, and it is a bonus working for myself and with like-minded people. 

The internship experience has helped me understand the professional side of the industry I would like to work in and provided me with some potentially useful contacts for the future. 

Russell McMahon

Adopt an Intern Alumni

Marketing Assistant at Edutec

Connect with Russell on LinkedIn


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