I remember being sat at my desk wishing away the hours of revision I had ahead of me when an opportunity fell into my inbox. The email advertised the chance to go and work in India on a 6 week internship in the country’s central bank. On clicking the reply button the next thing I knew I was flying on an Airbus A380 with Emirates travelling to a country I had never been to before, but with some comfort that there would be 5 others from the Newcastle University Business School joining me. The next 6 weeks that ensued were More >
Shyness preventing you from attending?
Posted 5th December, 2013
Hi Guys! Hope you are all keeping well and preparing for the festive season. I know it has been a while since my introductory post…. Never underestimate third year. Time is not on your side. The assignments, seminars, lectures, meetings with lecturers and off course, personal life all falls into one scale, and it is down to you to balance it. With the blink of an eye, these two years have flown by and honestly, it is daunting to know that once you get to final year, regardless of how proactive you have been, there will always be an inner More >
Push yourself beyond borders
Posted 3rd December, 2013
Living and studying in a foreign country cannot be easily described, as it involves such a varied collection of emotions, experiences and challenges. It is not just educational during lectures and seminars, but also outside of academic hours in every single interaction with the local culture. If I had to describe it in one word, I would say challenging, and that is not because I find it difficult, but because I find it incredibly exciting. I consider it to be an amazing learning opportunity, continuously pushing me out of my comfort zone whilst also being extremely rewarding. A description of More >
From Student to Corporate Relations Officer – My First Two Months
Posted 2nd December, 2013
I’m often known to leave things to the very last minute. Like most students I have spent many a late night frantically writing an essay due in the next morning. Securing a placement was no different. While most of my friends had sorted a placement for the next year by early July, I still had nothing. I did have a place studying in France on ERASMUS to fall back on, however I didn’t feel this was for me, especially as I don’t speak French. I was therefore very relieved when, with the summer holiday drawing to a close, I secured a More >
Bringing out the entrepreneur in you!
Posted 28th November, 2013
This week I took part in an amazing event organised by the Rise Up Team and the Newcastle University Careers Service – FLUX. This event was a fun and challenging competition which involved myself and my team striving to solve real world problems with the help from business experts and top graduate employers. As a team of six we had to develop a business plan addressing issues in a rural community (Glendale) which suffers from an outflow of young people. Whilst working on the plan we had meetings with business experts who answered our questions and gave us advice regarding More >
Exploring transition @Newcastle !!
Posted 25th November, 2013
When you really wish for something true heartedly, the entire Universe conspires in to fulfill that wish. And yes, it works! Newcastle, here you are !!!! My study abroad journey since landing in Newcastle Upon Tyne officially started 2 months ago in the 31st most beautiful Business School in the world. The jet-lag was not as bad as I had anticipated and the city hasn’t produced too much of a culture shock except a few. In fact, when I walk down the street at any given point I can hear a person speaking some other language besides English. The More >
All people make mistakes; it’s how you use them!
Posted 22nd November, 2013
As a wise man once said (my best mate); “Bradley you are the most awkward person I have ever met . . .” – I seem to get myself into situations unknown to man (for a detailed list of funny anecdotes please inbox me) yet they seem to work out for me in the long run whether it be getting Jake Humphrey’s to pass me some of his pizza or slamming a door on BBC Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney (OK maybe not the last one)! The wise man continued; “. . .yet at the same time you are the least awkward!”– More >
Making an Impression – What not to do in your Interview.
Posted 19th November, 2013
So it’s coming to that time of year when both 3rd and 2nd years alike are seeking employment. But before you even get the job, we all have to sit the Interview. I want to share with you one of the most important… turning points if you like, in my life so far. I am sharing this in confidence (sort of) so no one makes my mistakes. Here, Newcastle University Business School, is the story of my first ever interview – the whole entire truth. It was the year 2010 and I had just turned 16 years old. I More >
Career Development Week: ‘The Only Way is Global’ with Procter & Gamble
Posted 19th November, 2013
By Holly Waghorn Marketing & Management, Stage 3 Procter and Gamble came to give an insight into the workings of a global company and the breadth of opportunities available. Timothy gave an overview of the company as well as his experiences as an intern which has given him the skills to work in a managerial role. P&G’s nurturing culture means that they do not recruit graduates, but take on people as placements and interns allowing you to grown with the company. Timothy highlighted how global P&G is, with people in his team being in Slovakia and Malaysia and he regularly More >
Career Development Week: ‘Show them you’re worth it’ – assessment centres with L’Oréal
Posted 19th November, 2013
By Holly Waghorn Marketing & Management, Stage 3 Wednesday afternoon we welcomed Amy and Negin from L’Oréal who came to talk to some of our prospective placement and graduates about the L’Oréal application and assessment centre process. Amy is an Alumni of Newcastle University and completed her graduate rotation at L’Oréal before moving into a permanent role in the commercial sector at the company. They both gave key insight into what is expected on the day, with hints and tips such as the importance of product and market knowledge in relation to the Case studies and strong presentation skills. Negin More >