All the hard work has paid off. I battled through the application process, I was on fire in the interviews and I’ve landed myself the much coveted placement in North East Access to Finance Ltd (NEA2F) after four rounds of the selection process. Of course this calls for a celebration, but the biggest and the real work is yet to come! It begins as I being the new kid at work, prepare for the nerve-wracking coming months which is the real test. You will want to make a good impression and this can be a scary prospect, so I am More >
My internship at Parker Hannifin
Posted 6th April, 2014
My internship at Parker Hannifin is now officially over and looking back I realise how lucky I was to have had the opportunity to be selected for it. I worked in a team of two in close collaboration with another postgraduate student being supervised by the Market Development Manager who always managed to stir up our enthusiasm by showing us the impact that our small scale projects were making at a corporate level and presenting the bigger picture of our work. This not only helped us gain a better understanding of the corporation and the way things were being done, More >
Open days have closed for business!
Posted 5th April, 2014
So that’s it – NUBS open days are officially done and dusted. It’s been a tiring last week but hell it’s been worth it! :) It’s been a pleasure to meet such enthusiastic post-applicants and I wish them all the best in their exams! I understand that there’s a long journey ahead but it’ll so be worth it! After that final exam the time will fly so fast you’ll wonder where the summers gone – whether you end up at Newcastle uni, another uni, or some other exciting path. And at the end of the day, wherever that path takes you, More >
The annual David Goldman Lecture
Posted 4th April, 2014
In true ‘stereotypical’ student fashion, this blog is late (by 2 weeks in fact). Let’s turn the clocks back to Wednesday 19 March. One of the busiest days in the Business Schools calendar. The annual David Goldman lecture which followed the productive and very insightful GaGa event [see 'Going GaGa' - if you dare!]. Being a ‘Bizzy Bee’, attending one event wasn’t enough! After finishing work at the GaGa event I quickly changed into something more suitable for a very formal event. Indeed, I would have stuck out like a shore thumb wearing a bright red hoody. Although, I wish More >
My Placement year With Clarion Events
Posted 31st March, 2014
My name is Emma Buchan and I am currently undertaking a 10 month placement at Clarion Events in London. Clarion Events produce high quality, targeted business-to-business exhibitions, consumer events, and conferences. I work in the Consumer Department as a Marketing Assistant and I have been lucky enough to be part of three different teams which meant being part of eight separate shows. During my role at Clarion I have been heavily involved in the run up to each event as I have joined each team three – four months before the show opens. This has given me real hands on More >
Driven to Success – My Placement with Millbrook
Posted 31st March, 2014
I work for Millbrook which is an Automotive Engineering test and development centre that, when I started was part of General Motors but now operates independently. I was appointed as the Marketing and Business Development Support Intern but now run the marketing department on a day to day basis! I started off being in charge of internal communications, PR and website management but have now progressed to being leader on a number of projects such like corporate rebranding, design of new corporate website, development of B2B marketing strategies for site development, all of which involve working with the CEO. Working More >
Is Career > Job ? Finding your answer and future @Career Fair..
Posted 26th March, 2014
We all may be aware that Career > Job ! But, ever wondered why coming along to employer events at the Careers Fair is a good idea? We may wonder, do these fairs add any value to our knowledge and inform us for any opportunities in guiding our career and future. Why is it a good idea to go to a careers fair when you could be watching Breaking Bad, shopping at Northumberland, Eldon Square or Metro Centre or preparing for an evening at Pitcher and Piano? Well, after attending the recent London’s AMBA (Association of MBAs) Career Fair, More >
Just another week at the office.
Posted 23rd March, 2014
An eventful week in Newcastle is about to end leaving me with numerous photos and memories that I am now very happy to have. On Monday, I was told that St Patricks’ Day was being celebrated which I had known nothing about before. I ended up going to an Irish pub singing Irish songs alongside other people that were there, in a very friendly and homely atmosphere. On Wednesday, the Business School held its Gain a Global Advantage event where guest speakers from major corporations came to share their knowledge and experience with the NUBS students in a variety of More >
NUBS goes BALListic
Posted 23rd March, 2014
8 weeks in, 1 to go – cue glitzy waistcoat and terrible glasses for the Hollywood themed Business School Ball. . . . I told you they were terrible! With over 350 guests the ball was a night to remember. A chance for everyone to put work to one side and let their hair down (or for me up). It may have been the wine talking but I couldn’t help notice the esprit de corps that filled more of the room than the people in it! Lecturers, students and faculty staff all engaged with one another (and the amazing food!). In a More >
Titans team bags the Siemens Global Challenge 2014 Award !
Posted 21st March, 2014
I now strongly second and believe in the quote, “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” It’s hard to verbalize the last two weeks in a half hour catch-up on the phone with family and friends. Packed weekends working on dissertation, meeting interesting people, helping to organize, orchestrate and engage with a number of events, TargetJobs Postgraduate Career Fair, Newcastle Work Experience and a big Global Experience Opportunity event called ‘Gain a Global Advantage’s Siemens Global Challenge’ at Newcastle University Business School constitute a new More >