Jazmin Melgarejo

4th year

Jazmin, from Argentina, is studying Psychology with Management BSc.

What appealed to you most about Heriot-Watt University?

My dream university would be campus-based and have a degree in psychology with a potential career path in business. I have found both of these things at Heriot-Watt, and the greatest thing of all is that, although it is a campus university, it is under half an hour from the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Do you feel your degree has prepared you well for a career?

I wanted to differentiate myself from the usual business graduate without shutting any doors on my future career options. BSc Psychology with Management has given me a different perspective into the enterprise world and at the same time has allowed me to explore the science of human behaviour and decision-making. It offered a unique insight and different perspective into studies such as consumer behaviour, marketing and human resources, which are all possible career paths to follow with this degree.

Has your degree programme helped you develop links with industry?

I have been going to the careers fair since first year, although it was a bit early it was good to see what firms would be there and the different possible careers I could follow once I graduate. Emails are sent out regularly with a list of working opportunities related to our degree programme.

What would you say to prospective students considering studying at Heriot-Watt?

Heriot-Watt is quickly growing in student body as well as on-campus sites, it is such a good time to be part of this incredible university! Despite the larger number of students coming in, professors are able to get to know their students well during tutorials. At Heriot-Watt there's a real sense of community, with so many students coming from abroad every year either for the full 4 years or through exchange programs such as Erasmus! Being a campus-based university makes it easier to make friends across all faculties and you have everything such as the library, lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, the students union and the gym all in one place!