Posts Tagged ‘Student Experience’

Week 5: Our last few days interning at EDI

George, Tony, Ravi, Dhaval

As we start our final week at EDI, I feel that the feelings around the group are quite mixed. To an extent, we’re all quite tired of being “stuck” on campus, and we’re looking forward to going on our travels. On the other hand, the time here has flown by, and we all want to savour the last few days we have together. A couple of weeks ago, George and I spent around a week in a city called Baroda, (2 hours south of Ahmedabad). There, we did the bulk of the research work for our project. We interviewed around More >

Week 5: A few days left working at EDI


Time flies when you’re having fun, or when you’re visiting twenty-two small scale industrial facilities, interviewing their owners, drawing conclusions, and proposing solutions for their problems. About two weeks ago, my partner, Tony Marinov, and I returned to Baroda to conduct our research assignment. Before departing, we designed a nearly fifty-question, thorough questionnaire attempting to analyse all the issues surrounding access to finance and employment within the Makarpura Industrial Cluster. While our un-air conditioned, barbed wire enclosed office space was not a luxurious accommodation during our time in the field, this time we were expecting it. Even though I’ve spent More >

Marketing the Space Industry


By Bradley Smith, BSc Marketing Marketing isn’t a career usually associated with the space industry. We normally think of engineers, astronauts and physicists. But marketing has and will continue to play a vital role in space exploration. The Apollo programme was ‘one of the most successful marketing and public relation campaigns in history’ with 94% of American households tuning into watch the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. Studying Marketing at Newcastle University has provided me with the skills and experiences to pursue a job in the space sector. Opportunities have included a 6 month internship at SPACE India based More >

Newcastle University Entrepreneurs – The 2014/2015 Speaker Series, And A Successful Year In Hindsight


The society’s Speaker Series is an event for aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to learn from like-minded individuals with more experience, who have already achieved a high degree of success in their own businesses. Our goal was to create an environment where our audience could explore the speakers’ journeys like they would an open book, analysing and learning from both their successes and failures, while also having the opportunity to ask questions and get specific advice tailored to their own individual case. The event started from one simple idea: if an aspiring entrepreneur duplicates the actions and mind-sets of successful More >

Alumni Relations Officer Internship

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My name’s Rowanne and I’m the current Alumni Relations Officer for the Newcastle University Business School.  I’m pretty much a typical Business Management Student and like everyone else I wanted a placement year to boost my CV which at that point only contained a choice selection of awful summer jobs in theme parks and hotels. Unlike my friends I was rather laid back in my application only completing six applications for jobs I was passionate about. My housemate at the time had applied for so many by the time her 15th interview rolled round she was turning up to interviews More >

BA (Hons) Economics and Business Management to Corporate Relations Officer

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My name is Kormani Fredericks; I am an international student originally from Liberia but grew up in Kenya. I travelled half way around the world to the United Kingdom in search of a quality, world class education. Brought up with the belief that success is the direct result of hard work, I have always done my best to excel. I worked hard and completed my 1st year of BA (Hons) Economics & Business Management with no resits. I was buzzing and hoped to be able to repeat my success in all the modules in Stage 2. Unfortunately, by the 1st 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 >

Give it a Go!


How can you experience mud buggies, knitting classes or a Portuguese language taster without having to organise a thing? Through the Give it a Go programme at Newcastle University! Like many other universities around the country, Newcastle University has a Give it a Go (GIAG) programme. Although I have been aware of the events that they have run in the past, it was not until I was in my third year of university that I thought the time was right and the go needed to be given. I made a resolution at the start of the year that - as this is my More >

A step in the global direction…

Winning bloggers- Jana, Oli & Elena

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 >

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 >