Laura hits the high note with degree success

A former Fraserburgh Academy pupil with a passion for music and dreams of opening her own music business has taken the next steps along her career path after graduating with a first class honours degree in International Business Management from Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Laura Scott BA International Business Management 325x488Laura Scott (21), the first person in her family to go to university, said she wanted a course which would challenge her thinking and offer new opportunities.

“Throughout my life music has been my outlet and my passion,” she said. “I’ve played the cello and piano since I was seven and have been a member of a variety of orchestras and amateur dramatic societies, including the Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society.

“I’ve always dreamed of opening my own music business and chose the International Business Management course as the best way to begin because of the added value it would bring through placements, study abroad and intense modules on management and leadership.

“I was lucky enough to study at Humber College in Toronto for a semester and it was the best thing I’ve ever done. It was so special learning in a new culture with new friends and lecturers. The experience was something else and I really loved the independence and the way the module was taught completely differently abroad. It made me realise that there is so much out there in the world to experience and that I would love to move to Canada some day.

“I’m really proud that I achieved a first class honours degree, something I never thought would be possible – I can’t describe the feeling when I opened my results. University has changed me into an independent, mature woman with an optimistic outlook on life. It’s made me realise that following your dreams is the most important thing and that music definitely is my calling. I loved meeting new people and I met some of my best friends through RGU.”

Laura is now planning the next step in her career by researching different masters degrees in the music field and identifying gaps in the music industry market.

Before that though, she has an important job in front of her.

“I will be Musical Director for the 2017 pantomime Snow White with the amazing Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society and I am incredibly excited to start my music journey down this path.”


Release by Kate Yuill
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