Posts Tagged ‘Student Experience’

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 >

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 >

My amazing year in industry

Natalie Diver

This time one year ago I had just finished filming a BBC3 documentary focused on business investment with Innocent Smoothies founder, Richard Reed. I had been working for Baggers Originals, a start-up children’s rainwear company, on a short-term placement offered by Newcastle Work Experience. I was preparing to move onto a year-long placement as a Marketing Assistant in a law firm. However, after a few months of my year-long placement, I realised that I needed a role which challenged me on a daily basis, gave me heaps of responsibility and most of all where I was free to be creative More >

Our Indian Adventure – time to explore

Cameron with the goats!

A week by week account of our internship experience, working for the RBI in Pune, India: WEEK 3. Three weeks into our internship and our group have firmly got into the swing of working in India. The big economic news in India at the moment is the devaluation of the rupee and the RBI’s attempts to rectify this matter, which has made our perspective from within the bank particularly interesting, especially for Alex and Cameron who are focusing on Foreign Exchange for their project. No two days have been the same at the RBI, whilst working on our projects we More >

Our Indian Adventure – work begins


A week by week account of our internship experience, working for the RBI in Pune, India: WEEK 2. On Monday morning we headed into the CAB training centre and were directed to a large conference room where we were introduced to our project mentors along with other key members of the faculty at the CAB. We were then guided to the room that was to be our home for the next 6 weeks, known as Gayatri. Shortly afterwards we were taken to the library and shown where the resources we would need over the coming weeks were kept. From the More >