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Victor Rusu

Victor Rusu

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management 2015

Victor Rusu, from Romania, has developed a real passion for the North East thanks to the University of Sunderland and its Futures project.

He is now a graduate in business and marketing management, and well on the way to achieving his dreams of working in marketing. Since September 2015, Victor is one of the familiar faces at the Careers and Employability team being the Employability Support Officer.

“I believe it was a great experience,” he said.

“It helped me enhance my skills and employment chances and the part that Sunderland Futures played was important in my development.”

Sunderland Futures helps students develop their prospects by linking them to placements, to internships, volunteer opportunities and other chances to enhance their skills.

Years ago, Victor, from a small mountain village in Transylvania, looked online at the profiles of universities to decide which one to hopefully study at.

But Sunderland “went the extra mile” to promote itself to him and sent him a profile. The student curriculum appealed to him and so did studying close to the coastline.

Victor can now boast that he is a SuPA hero – one of the winners of the Sunderland Professional Award which recognises students who have excelled in work experience, volunteering and skills and academic development.


The Careers and Employability Service at the University of Sunderland has launched The Futures Starts Here campaign.

We want to hear from businesses and community groups which want to get involved in Sunderland Futures by offering paid placements, internships and mentoring. In return, they may be helping to develop the skills of a future employee.

Let’s make Wearside the best place in the country for student-business link-ups.

To find out more on how to get involved, email

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