Strategist Intern FP7 Dubai

Aspirations of a global career led Freya Dumasia to choose a degree that would be internationally recognised.

Photograph of Freya Dumasia sitting at a desk with her laptop.
Freya Dumasia, Strategist Intern at FP7 in Dubai

Key facts

Career: Marketing
Programme: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce
Subjects: Marketing, Management and Media, Film and Television

“I majored in Marketing because I was interested in learning about the concepts that tied the business world to the consumer world – what their motives were and how each party satisfies the other to create success.

“Marketing is a broad world so understanding your strengths within the major is important and helps you decide your career path.”

Freya says the team-based learning in her final year enabled her to put all of her knowledge into practice. “We were working with clients and coming up with solutions for a live project. That experience working in teams was really important as it mimicked the situations we would encounter in the real world.”

Freya completed a student exchange at Stony Brook University in New York, and highly recommends the University of Auckland’s student exchange programme 360° Auckland Abroad.

She is completing an internship in Dubai at the creative marketing company FP7, part of the leading global marketing firm McCann Worldgroup.

When her internship is complete, she plans to move to New York to pursue further opportunities in this field.