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‘The jobs with the best salaries require postgraduate qualifications.’

After completing his undergraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam, Oli Porter decided to continue with his studies on our MSc Sport Business Management. After graduating in 2015, he started work at a recruitment company in London.

'From the day I started at Sheffield Hallam as an undergraduate I was determined to study a masters. I want to succeed and make the most of my university experience – and the masters only takes an extra year. Many of the jobs with the best salaries require postgraduate qualifications at entry level.

'I've had the chance to work at major sporting events including the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. At the 2015 Rugby World Cup I worked as part of the press team, interviewing athletes, doing photography, looking after the journalists, and getting the best seats in the house to watch the matches.

'Along with these amazing experiences, this course has increased my independence and developed my research and analytical skills. I am now confident in applying for jobs as I believe my masters qualification will make me stand out.'

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