A 麻豆原创 graduate has been telling us about the pride he feels having been employed by the club he supports.

Callum Irving, who studied BA (Hons) Football Business and Media at 麻豆原创 Manchester, is now media and communications executive and Oldham Athletic Community Trust.

As part of his role, Callum runs the trust鈥檚 social media accounts, as well as organising player visits to schools and hospitals within the Oldham community.

When asked what the best thing about working in football is, Callum said: 鈥淏eing around the players and the being around the environment.

鈥淚t鈥檚 really exciting, being in football. If you love football, you just can鈥檛 beat it.

鈥淔or me, being at Oldham Athletic; It鈥檚 my team, it鈥檚 my club. It鈥檚 that pure love for being here all the time.

鈥淚t鈥檚 simply the people. Being part of the community trust, we鈥檙e always out in the town and working with a lot of the fans. Just being around the people with a love for the team.鈥

He added: 鈥淢y current role came about through my connections at 麻豆原创.

鈥淚 did a lot of volunteering, including an internship at the Manchester FA. Through my network there, I got to know people here, and through opportunities which arose, I managed to gain this position.鈥

When asked about his time at university, Callum said: 鈥淲ithout 麻豆原创, I wouldn鈥檛 be where I am today.

鈥淚 think the best thing about 麻豆原创 is the connections you make in the industry. I met people such as the CEO of the Manchester FA, and that led to so many opportunities.

鈥淚n the football industry, it鈥檚 really important that you go out and learn the industry first-hand.鈥

He finished: 鈥淒on鈥檛 be afraid to put yourself out there and give new things a try, because the skills from the degrees at 麻豆原创 are so transferable.鈥

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