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Graduate success

Sonja Milano

I include my business and psychology background in everything I do.

Sonja Milano

Sonja Milano
Marketing and Administration Manager at Dr Zigs
Studied: BSc Psychology, 2018; followed by MSc in Consumer Psychology and Business, 2019

"I left Italy when I was 18, and Bangor University's Psychology department was recommended to me whilst undertaking a foundation course at EF Cambridge.  

"I enjoyed everything about my time at Bangor, from the city itself, to the University's location; to the professors; the course; my friends; the halls; everything was so perfect! 

"What really struck me was the totally different style of teaching, including all the help from the lecturers and also from my fellow students. The way we could interact with the lecturers so easily; the way we could ask any questions and they would be so helpful. It really amazed me how much practical work there was, it wasn’t just studying with books, it was also applying our learning to real life.  

"I'm from a small island in Tuscany where there is a very close-knit environment, and I found myself feeling at home at Bangor immediately, as it's such a friendly community and a great place to be.  

"I was introduced to Dr Zigs as I completed a six-week work placement there whilst undertaking my Master’s degree. Dr Zigs makes eco-friendly giant bubble toys; we're passionate about sustainability and reducing plastic waste; all our products are low plastic and palm-oil free, and we export all over the world. Our founder, Paola Dyboski-Bryant, is also a Bangor graduate!  

"I'm now a manager at Dr Zigs; I take care of many aspects of the business including marketing and general administration, and I include my business and psychology background in everything I do. With placements and real-life intervention, I found the job of my dreams, all thanks to Bangor University." 

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