Top student success stories for 2022.

Another year, another batch of student superstars honoured us with their trust and propelled their industry skills to new heights. As always, we’ve been blown away by the ambition and drive of our students, not to mention the scale and diversity of their successes. Here are 6 of our top students who’ve gone above and beyond in 2022.

Julian Vella
Head of Product
A career pivot powered by digital marketing skills.
After 13 years in the same industry, Software Engineer Julian was ready for a fresh challenge. Realising that he could boost recruiter interest with some fresh industry skills, he enrolled for the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing and used online learning to fast-track a fresh start. Sure enough, he fulfilled his goals and found his new niche as Head of Product with an exciting blockchain start-up.
👉 Digital marketing remains one of the most sought-after skill sets, making the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing a golden ticket when it comes to new career opportunities.

Roberta Attard
Senior Creative Designer
The Designer who levelled up with digital marketing.
Although Roberta’s background was in graphic design, she wasn’t afraid to think outside the box when it came to developing her industry skills. With the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing she learned how to hone in on target audiences, analyse campaign results, and make more data-driven decisions, enabling her to better align her creative output with her team’s marketing strategies.
👉 From analytics to ads, website optimisation to content creation – these practical industry skills are invaluable to anyone working in digital.

Geoffrey Buhagiar
Infrastructure Specialist
Industry accreditation for a passionate tech specialist.
Tech aficionado Geoffrey turned to ICE Malta to boost his industry credentials through top-tier practical training. With Microsoft accreditation under his belt, he not only gained skills that made his day-to-day work easier; he also learned how to make the most of his company’s IT infrastructure with industry-approved best practices.
👉 In gaining accreditation from top tech brands, you’re guaranteed job-ready skills, unbeatable industry insights, and globally-recognised certifications.

Donna Cardona
Pushing an online start-up from success to success.
Entrepreneur and mother of four Donna launched her business, MyMama, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Realizing how crucial digital skills would be to her brand’s growth, she enrolled for the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing in order to nurture her business online and beyond. 2022 turned out to be a winning year for Donna as her startup scooped a top prize at both SharkTank Malta and Pitchora.
👉 In the post-pandemic world, it’s more important than ever to have the practical digital skills to cultivate an engaging and lucrative online presence.

Charleen Cassar Alpert
Quality Assurance Lead
The QA Lead who upskilled with UX.
2022 saw the launch of our Professional Diploma in UX Design and Charleen seized the opportunity to bolster her professional capabilities. The highly practical, research-driven course equipped her with a fresh skillset to improve digital product development and enhance end-user satisfaction. We were delighted to celebrate her as one of our first graduates in this incredibly influential field.
👉 Thanks to its power in shaping the success of digital products and services, UX is an incredibly valuable skill to add to your CV even if you don’t have design experience.

Neil Farrugia
Content Writer
Post-graduate learning for expert digital talent.
University graduate Neil completed the Graphic Designer Associate and Video Editing courses before he decided to dive deeper into digital marketing with the Digital Marketing Expert programme. The assignment-based course helped him top up his diverse skill set with next-level practical experience, and provided him with the strategic insights to stand out as a true digital marketing leader.
👉 There’s always more to learn in the fast-moving digital world; the Digital Marketing Expert course pushes professionals to the forefront of the field and transforms them into highly-skilled leaders.

It’s a tough ask to pick our top stories from a community of superstar students! We hope the diversity of their ambitions and scale of their success will inspire you to start your own story in 2023.

Whatever your goals – a new job, fresh challenge, or entrepreneurial venture – we’d love to hear about them. And who knows – we could be celebrating you this time next year!