Last fall, I was actively trying to get a substitute teaching job and begin my teaching career, however, I was hitting a huge barrier. I then decided to research other career paths and began applying for some other opportunities. I interviewed to be a Sales Representative for a beer company, a Recruiter for a university and even a Cost Control Analyst for a pipeline company. All of these positions were just jobs though. Jobs that I knew I could excel at and make money at, yes, but not jobs that I would truly enjoy making a career out of. It was at this point in time that I received a brochure in the mail from Hult. (I had researched the school a few years ago but the timing just wasn't quite right back then.) The timing couldn't have been more perfect this time around!
Hult's brochure was flashy, eye-catching and intriguing. I was browsing through it on the couch one cold October day, dreaming of one day moving to one of the cities in which they have campuses (San Francisco, Boston, New York, London, Shanghai, Dubai). I finally allowed myself to look at the cost of tuition and I remember saying to my fiancé, "There goes that dream!" He asked me how much and much to my surprise, when I told him, he didn't flinch. He told me to look into the school and start an application and that we would see what happened.
Without much thought at all, I started working on the online application and days later, I was contacted through email by one of the school's recruiters. She informed me that she graduated from the Marketing program at Hult the year prior and that if I had any questions or concerns, I could call or email her at any time. She ended up helping me through my application by the early application deadline so that I could qualify for the largest scholarship amount. Looking back on it, this was the defining moment when I knew I wanted to attend Hult. The personal interaction with someone at the school was something I've never experienced before in my university career and it changed everything! Two weeks after submitting my application, I had a phone interview with the Regional Director of the school and she was a blast to chat with as well! The interview felt more like a conversation with a friend than anything to be nervous about. I received my acceptance letter and scholarship offer soon afterwards and that was about all there was to it.
I didn't consider any other schools at this time. For me, it was study at Hult or try to get a full time job elsewhere. I love that the school offers a one year masters program that isn't an MBA. At this point, I have very little experience in the marketing industry and I am not ready for an MBA program. I also love how the school has rotations available and that for the Marketing program, I have the option to rotate to Boston and/or London during my year at the school. The international aspect of the program is huge for me, as I am an avid traveller and hope to one day land a job in a global market. I would love to work internationally and I think this school offers great support in that path. The school also offers tremendous career support in general, as I have already been in contact with the career services team to revamp my resume and make it so that when I start school in the fall, I am already set to start my career hunt at the same time. Every time I have interacted with someone at Hult, I have left the conversation reassured that I made the right decision to attend the school. I am very excited for my year ahead!
I hope I have answered the question of "Why Hult" and if you have any other questions, feel free to leave a comment below!