Victor M. Alvarez Gines
Victor is a Sport Business and Innovation MSc student on the Excellence Scholarship.
Victor chose to study at Loughborough University London to build his network in one of the most international cities in the world.
Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?
London is one of the most international cities in the world and when looking at Universities, Loughborough University London had the perfect combination of networks, enterprise and career opportunities, as well as being a number 1 university in the world for sports related subjects.
What attracted you to the programme?
A combination of things made me attractive to this particular programme. The content of the modules focuses on the key principles of innovation and enterprise, the outstanding qualiy of researchers and professors and of course, Loughborough being renowned for Sport.
List at least one thing you wish you knew about Loughborough University London before arriving on campus.
I wish I knew more about where the Loughborough University London Alumni are currently working (companies and locations) to have deeper insight of the companies and opportunities I can get prior admission.
List three ways that studying a master's degree is helping you to reach your future career goals.
This programme is helping:
- Boost my CV and career prospects
- Build connections and networks
- Enhance my knowledge and understanding
Do you have any advice for students moving to London?
My advice is to keep open-minded. Rule number one for success is to follow your passion and if you are uncertain about what exactly you want to do with your future, just try and get involved since you arrive to London (events, conferences, LEN, student ambassador position...). I would recommend doing some research about what London can offer to you as a city to be able to take advantage of all these amazing opportunities.
Do you take part in any extra-curricular activities on campus, on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park or in the local area?
I enjoy Music Production - I hope to release my songs on music streaming platforms such as Spotify and YouTube throughout the year.
Tell us about the support available at Loughborough University London?
If you want to become an entrepreneur then join all the events LEN (Loughborough Enterprise Network) organises throughout the year - they also provide guidance, support and advice if you have a business idea.