Where Are You Now?

Marc Millar

Marc Millar 

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science 2015 

Marc has previously played professional football in Scotland for 16 years and decided to study Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Sunderland in 2012. When asked why he chose the University of Sunderland Marc says, “My initial attraction was due to location and the range of key subjects related to sport and my previous career, coupled with improving my knowledge from numerous experts in their field.” Marc explains that his biggest influences whilst studying at the University were, “The facilities on offer, the level of additional engagement with the lecturers, the vast experience of those same lecturers and the opportunity to have your own ambitions matched.”

Marc graduated in the class of 2015 with a first class honours degree. Marc recalls that his greatest achievement to date was completing his degree whilst also managing to work full time.  After graduating Marc explains that his career path changed, “It was my intention to teach and eventually, potentially lecture in Sports Science. However, after a chance meeting, an opportunity to be self-employed and form part of the largest Wealth Management Company in the UK, was too much to turn down!”

Marc explains that his biggest challenge to date was, “Beginning a new and challenging carer in an industry where I held no previous experience or knowledge.” However, Marc has taken this challenge head on and over the last four years and has succeeded in becoming an Associate Partner at St James’s Wealth Management. In his current role Marc specialises in offering clients expert advice across several financial areas. These include Pensions, Investments, Inheritance Tax planning, Intergenerational Wealth, all with the aim of protecting and growing his client’s wealth. Marc’s future plans include becoming an established as a Partner at St. James’s Place Wealth Management, along with achieving Chartered status and has set himself a target to achieve this within next 3 years.

Finally we asked Marc what advice he would give recent graduates that were entering into the job market, Marc replied, “Attempt to achieve voluntary work if possible, in your chosen field prior to graduating. Enhance your CV as best as you possibly can and understand from day one, you are establishing your own individual brand.”

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