The aim of Brighton Business School is to prepare every student for a successful career in business upon graduation. As the new Brighton’s Titans campaign is officially launched, we’re proud to share the stories of a few of our most high-flying alumni.
JP Omari graduated with a BA(Hons) in International Business in 2003, and has since gone on to set up and run Streetfunk, the south coast’s most successful street dance school as well as a premier dance studio complex. “The University of Brighton made me who I am,” he says, adding that his course of study has been “integral” to his role as an entrepreneur.
Another graduate who has carried his experience at Brighton with him is Adam Pearson. Adam earned a degree in Business Management and is now an established actor, director and campaigner. “I gained more than simply just my degree,” he says of his time at Brighton.
“I learned the tools and life skills that I use every day. The common misconception is that university starts and ends with academia – this is a myth. The salient fact is that the person you become at university tends to be the person you’ll be for the rest of your life. University lasted for three years, character lasts forever.”
What you learn at Brighton can set you on the way to success, but equally important is who you meet. Sheila Flavell graduated in 2004 with an MBA in General Management and is now Chief Operating Officer of the FDM Group. “I gained and strengthened some valuable skills at the University of Brighton including networking, leadership, multitasking and how to become more resourceful.”
For Sheila, studying at Brighton was a chance to make important connections: “I met so many people at university that I still consider friends today. Networking is a very important part of life and your colleagues at university could become the entrepreneurs that you wished you networked with looking back! Who you know can definitely come in handy so don’t miss the opportunity.”