Rebecca Calver

Qualification & subject:
Undergraduate BA (Hons) Equine Business Management
Profession:
International Programme Officer at World Horse Welfare

Rebecca studied BA (Hons) Equine Business Management at Hartpury and has since worked in some really exciting job roles.

Rebecca's Hartpury Experience

"When I first started out on my degree at Hartpury University, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do as a career in the longer term so it was really important to me that I was given the freedom to be able to pick and mix a selection of both business and equine modules. Through my studies, I developed an interest in event management, so alongside the events and marketing modules that I got to do as part of my degree, I decided to get involved with the Student Union to build up my experience in that area.

Once I had graduated from Hartpury University, I got the opportunity to go to the USA to manage a horse riding programme for Camp America and after that, I worked for a season organising corporate events at two polo clubs in Dubai. It was amazing to get the chance to combine work with travel and gain some really valuable experience.

After that, I worked for World Horse Welfare as an International Programme Officer, which combined my love of travel and project management. I was responsible for training and for community support programmes that are aimed at improving the welfare of working equines in South Africa, Senegal, Cambodia and Haiti. I managed our trainers, budgets and the monitoring of how each project and our relationships with partner organisations were working. Throughout the year, I travelled to see each partner and project in situ, getting hands on experience and knowledge to apply to my planning back at Head Office."

Developing Industry Connections

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Hartpury University and I have no doubt that my course opened up many opportunities for me. What I learned during my degree helped in some way to prepare me for all of the job roles I have taken on since I graduated."