Joanna Sheehy

MSc Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy (2005)
Current Job: 
Project Manager, Lumina CR

Why did you choose Cardiff University as a place to study?

Provided the course I wanted in a great city.

What was the best thing about your time as a student at Cardiff?

Fantastic course where I met some great lifelong friends.

What thing or person inspired you most whilst you were a Cardiff University student?

The people on my course.  We were all so different but came together and worked as a team.

What one thing would you tell someone else about the School of Planning and Geography at Cardiff?

Lectures are held in one of the most inspiring University buildings I've seen.

How did your degree most help you in the career or job you have now chosen?

Allowed me to get into the corporate responsibility field.

Tell us a bit about your current job, how you got into what you are doing and what you enjoy about it most.

Lumina is a project management agency specialising in the creation, communication and delivery of corporate responsibility programmes.  I am responsible for stakeholder management, marketing communications, media relations, event management, competition management, website development, PR and crisis management, evaluation and reporting across four programmes.  The work schedule demands meticulous planning and commitment in order to set and meet rigorous key performance indicators. Achieving results in a fast moving, pressurised environment gives me a real buzz.

What opportunities do you feel have opened up to you as a result of being a student at the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography?

I was able to get into this field.