Edgar Zacharjev

Director, Demand Generation & Business Development
Marketing, advertising and PR
BA - Multimedia

My time in Maynooth, has always been a time I cherished. A place where I got to mature, learn new skills, and meet some wonderful friends that I am close to to this day. 

I enjoyed my clubs and societies, during my time in Maynooth I was part of the football club, I was elected class president in first year, and served as Returning Officer during the student elections.

Maynooth is very special, not only does it give you all the tools to be successful, the whole university has a family feel to it. You are not going to Maynooth to just learn new skills, you are going to Maynooth to make lifelong connections.

I learned a lot of valuable skills in Maynooth, that have helped me shape my career. I learned how to open my mind to new ideas, crucial skills in media, video editing, and overall digital media that helped me understand all aspects of the funnel when creating marketing programs. I learned human behavior tendencies in my anthropology modules, which helped me understand customers and prospects and to tailor better messaging. Having this knowledge and understanding in both the backend creation to campaigns, website and human behaviour, helped me progress my career quickly.

On top of that, something unique that I managed to do while at Maynooth, was using my media skills, to launch a community project called Mantra TV. It grew in popularity over the two years of production where we interviewed students.

I could not recommend Maynooth enough, a great starting point to learning the skills you desire, trying new, different things with all of the vast clubs and societies, and making lifelong friends.