Posts Tagged ‘Newcastle University Business School’

Gain a Global Advantage Event (GaGA) 2015


By Bradley Smith (Marketing Student, Business School, Newcastle University)                 The 2015 Gain a Global Advantage (GaGA) event had a line-up that any budding business person wouldn’t want to miss. However, just in case you did, I’ll briefly summarise a few of the talks. Andy Bird, Chairman of Walt Disney International – From Newcastle to Hollywood We started the day with a memorable and humorous talk by Andy Bird – Chairman of Walt Disney International and former Newcastle University student. ‘From Newcastle to Hollywood’ gave us an insightful journey into the world of More >

Royal Navy Leadership & Mentoring Forum


By Victor Reyes (MBA Student, Business School, Newcastle University) As students of the MBA programme, we have taken part in a variety of lectures which have given us an insight in to fields such as strategy, organizational behaviour, and human resources, amongst others. In this way we have discussed the relevance of the theory and practice and how they are closely related.  A couple of weeks ago, away from the academic world and in a very different learning environment, we received an invitation to take part in the Royal Navy Leadership and Mentoring Forum at North Shields aboard a Navy ship. More >

GEO summer internships


As companies compete in a global market I wanted an international dimension to my portfolio. I have trekked in the Sahara, won a scholarship to South Africa and inter-railed in Eastern Europe. However, I’ve never had the opportunity of working outside of Europe – until now. Every year the Business Schools Global Experience Opportunity (GEO) offers placement around the World. This year there were 3 amazing placement offered in India (2 more than last year). After applying, I was successful enough to secure a placement at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) of India for 6 weeks beginning on 30 June. As we More >

2 down, 1 to go


As another successful year at uni draws to a close, it was time for me to pack up shop and return home for the summer! After just (and I mean just) fitting everything into the car (it’s amazing how much I’ve accumulated over a year), we made our way back to York. Whilst surrounded by bags and clobber, I wondered where all the time had gone – 2 years of uni seemed more like 2 months! Indeed it would be another year until I returned for uni for my final year after a placement year out in India [more to More >

Kings of Leon @ St James Park

Kings of Leon blog

What better way to celebrate the end of exams than watching Kings of Leon perform at St James Park! After a couple of alcoholic beverages we made our way to the stadium just in time for the first act; Twin Atlantic. Gone was the football pitch, hidden under what resembled concrete slabs. It was slightly surreal to think that you were standing on the same pitch where Newcastle United play (and regrettably sometimes lose)! Indeed, it was even more surreal that St James Park was hosting anything other than football. One has to look back to 2007 where Rod Stewart More >

The annual David Goldman Lecture


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 >

Career Development Week: ‘The Only Way is Global’ with Procter & Gamble


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


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 >

‘Top of the shops’ careers in retail management with John Lewis

John Lewis

By Gagan Jagpal   Being joined by two members from the John Lewis team was a great start to my Career Development Week. We were briefed on the wide variety of graduate schemes available from the John Lewis partnership and were told step by step the various stages of the process. They did not hide the fact that there graduate recruitment was rigorous, yet were able to differentiate themselves from a lot of the other firms. Due to John Lewis being a partnership they were keen to express how much of a family all the employees were. We were told More >

Perfect your CV with Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young lecture

By Robert Langthorp Stage 2, Economics   The first event in career development week was an ‘Enhance Your CV’ talk by Shirley Jackson from Ernst and Young. As a Stage 2 student at the Business School, I am currently looking for placements, and so enhancing my CV is really important to me! Shirley made provided many tips for students who are in the process of applying for graduate/intern roles. The main point I took from this talk was the emphasis on making your CV stand out from the crowd in ways that may not normally be considered. For example, being More >