Societies

Daytrip to York with the Erasmus Society

The Newcastle University Erasmus Society is regularly organising trips to other cities to show international students around the country and giving them a reasonably priced possibility to visit other parts of the UK. On the 28th of November I joined them for a daytrip to York, which is a city two hours south of Newcastle….
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Events

How to be effective in psychometric tests

Due to the Career Development Week 2015, provided by Newcastle University Business School, students had the chance to get an insight about how to be effective in psychometric tests by Rachael Roberts, a careers adviser working for the career office of our university. But what is a psychometric test and why should we care about…
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Events

Career Development Week – Nissan

During the Business School’s Career Development Week all students had the opportunity to attend numerous events organised by the business school and various great employers such as l’Oréal, Nike, Unilever and British Engines. One of the events I attended was a Mock Assessment Centre organised by Nissan. This event’s aim was to inform us about…
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Events

Creative content, big data and… Oreos

Ian Sims educates us on the ever-developing digital marketing industry and the role L’Oréal plays. Students were given valuable digital insights market yesterday during a L’Oréal skills session led by new Marketing graduate, Ian Sims. Impressive statistics demonstrated that the company is now ranked 1st worldwide and currently employs over 78,611 staff members. ‘Because ‘Online’…
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Events

Career Development Week – British Engines

A little bit of History: British Engines – a local company, founded in 1922 in Newcastle upon Tyne, which has reached global weight in both engineering terms and people development. Their mission is to create value through technical superiority with a commitment to meeting and exceeding the requirements of the customer, weather in delivery, reliability…
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Meet Our Bloggers

Our Business Champions will be blogging throughout the year about events and opportunities for students to get involved in, as well as their own personal student experience. Find out more about who they are here…

Placements

Placement Student Profile – Alex Weston, IBM

Why did you choose to do a one year placement? To gain experience of a real business, understand what it means to work and be an employee and get paid! What companies did you apply to when seeking a commercial placement? PwC, IBM, Mercedes Benz What were the challenges you faced in the application process?…
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Placements

Placement Student Profile – Suzy Batey, GSK

Why did you choose to do a one year placement? I thought it would help me in improving my employability, and provide me with real-life business experiences. I also thought it could be a good way to secure a graduate job, having made contacts in the business already. What companies did you apply to when…
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Placements

Placement Student Profile – Charlie Powell, Coty

Why did you choose a one year placement? Having chosen a business degree, I knew that it was imperative to get relevant experience beyond my degree in order to understand how a real business operates and decide what role I would like to perform in future. I also felt that having a year in industry…
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Placements

Placement Student Profile – Rachel Fox, Renault

Why did you choose to do a one year placement? I thought a placement would be a great opportunity to take on a real responsibility and develop both personally and professionally. It is invaluable i n developing sought-after skills such as decision-making, resilience, teamwork and leadership. What companies did you apply to when seeking a…
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Placements

Placement Student Profile – Ed Large, Microsoft

Why did you choose to do a one year placement? To make myself more employable. To work and gain experience in a business environment. Learn about what sort of job I may wish to do after University. Improve my confidence. What companies did you apply to when seeking a commercial placement? Microsoft, Boots, Morgan Stanley,…
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