Kimberly Dunstan-Smith
Kimberly Dunstan-Smith

Kimberly Dunstan-Smith

Partnerships Manager

IIE Bachelor of Commerce
Durban North
Company: The Telegraph Media Group

Description of your duties on a daily basis:

I review top luxury UK hotels, plan newspaper space to maximise revenue and form long-term partnerships. I also negotiate, contract and place UK hotels into space and plan commercial activity.

Why did you choose the qualification you studied?

I chose it because it is a broad and creative degree with business factors.

What is your greatest career achievement to date?

I have a few such as having been placed at Telegraph within two weeks of arriving in the UK, having generated over £1m in revenue and being the youngest manager in my team.

What are your future career plans?

I plan to grow and climb the corporate ladder.

What was the one thing that stood out for you about The IIE's Varsity College?

What stood out for me was the family feeling as well as feeling understood and safe.

What advice would you give to students who are looking for or about to embark on their first job?

It is who you know that counts. In addition, have a great personality and be prepared to start at the bottom to get your foot in the door.