Posts Tagged ‘Newcastle University Business School’

“At NUBS, I learnt how to..”

Haritima - At NUBS

It had been almost a year .. and forever since I started my MBA journey. A very eventful twelve months filled and spilling over at the edges with assignments, countless group and Skype team meetings and alternating between elation that I am finally working on my MBA dissertation and kicking myself in the shins as I ask myself why I put myself through grueling stuff like this. It had been a whole new world of knowledge sharing, discovery and growth. It had been a process of seeking to understand and retain knowledge gained and then moving a step further to More >

The road less traveled !

Haritima - the road less traveled by

The first two terms have passed by at lightning speed while exploring transition at Newcastle and NUBS! It only seems yesterday that we had our induction week and found all of ourselves a bit wary on what really to expect from this Full-time MBA Programme. Will it be crazy busy? Will I match up to my class mates? How will I ever pass in Accounting and Finance with distinction? Many more questions did go through my head early September last year. Looking back I can say that it is an amazing experience and I found myself blessed with a great More >

My placement @Gavurin

Gavurin _ Haritima

  Entering the big wide world of work can be daunting for any person, regardless of age, experience, how nice your employees are and especially when you’re used to the laid back student lifestyle for a while. But for me it has been the best and rewarding experience ever! After completing my placement as Business Development Analyst in North East Access to Finance and now successfully completing one month and still more to go with Gavurin as Business Data Analyst, I feel very fortunate to have been offered this placement; the opportunity to work with the Managing Director, Paul Miller alongside the team More >

Last party of the MBA’14

Haritima - MBA Last Party

    Last Thursday became one of my MBA experiences that I can never forget. Our MBA Programme Director and Secretary provided us all with a farewell party where we can all get together and enjoy our last remaining days of MBA to the fullest. Of course with any group of MBA’s the word ‘party’ is never too far away. The ‘work hard, play hard’ motto must have been created by an MBA student, as it is the two things b-school students do so well. And that day was no excuse. The evening started with the group chat with the 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 >

Welcoming the dawn of my Placement at North East Access to Finance Ltd

North East Access to Finance Ltd

  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 >

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 >

Titans team bags the Siemens Global Challenge 2014 Award !

Haritima - Siemen's Global Challenge 2014 (1)

      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 >