Posts Tagged ‘Student Experience’

Nearly the end, but just the beginning


After having studied for.. [how long?] 17 years, it feels incredibly unreal to be finishing with being involved in formal education. What’s coming next? I don’t yet know, but whilst I have to admit that I am scared of the unknown that my future currently is, I am also incredibly excited. We all choose our pathways towards university based on an idea of what careers we want and what we wish to achieve, but how do you know when you’re ready? At times, I still feel like I’m just a child who’s still discovering the world, but then I realise 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 >

My internship at Parker Hannifin


My internship at Parker Hannifin is now officially over and looking back I realise how lucky I was to have had the opportunity to be selected for it. I worked in a team of two in close collaboration with another postgraduate student being supervised by the Market Development Manager who always managed to stir up our enthusiasm by showing us the impact that our small scale projects were making at a corporate level and presenting the bigger picture of our work. This not only helped us gain a better understanding of the corporation and the way things were being done, More >

Just another week at the office.


An eventful week in Newcastle is about to end leaving me with numerous photos and memories that I am now very happy to have. On Monday, I was told that St Patricks’ Day was being celebrated which I had known nothing about before. I ended up going to an Irish pub singing Irish songs alongside other people that were there, in a very friendly and homely atmosphere. On Wednesday, the Business School held its Gain a Global Advantage event where guest speakers from major corporations came to share their knowledge and experience with the NUBS students in a variety of More >

My academic experience as a postgraduate student

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In two days from now, I will have started the second term of my Masters degree. All my blog entries so far discussed experiences related to employability skills and work opportunities, but I have just realised that I never posted anything about my academic experience. I do not know when the first term finished, as I still feel like I have just started studying on this programme. People say that when you’re busy, time flies by quicker and it might be true, because I was very busy indeed. From what I understood so far, Newcastle University is very much focused on More >

Taking the Inside Track with Global Experience Opportunity

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On Tuesday 3rd December, I had finished my lectures at 4.30pm and it was time to go home. Except on this particular day, I decided to take a detour and go to the first Global Experience Opportunity event of this academic year: “Take the inside track to becoming globally employable”. Being in my final year at university, I knew this could be a useful and thought-provoking session that would only benefit the ever-closer reality of my future career. I arrived, typically in a rush and slightly late, and was taken aback by how packed the room was! There was a 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 >

Exploring transition @Newcastle !!

More you Explore , More you fall in love with this place !!

  When you really wish for something true heartedly, the entire Universe conspires in to fulfill that wish. And yes, it works! Newcastle, here you are !!!! My study abroad journey since landing in Newcastle Upon Tyne officially started 2 months ago in the 31st most beautiful Business School in the world. The jet-lag was not as bad as I had anticipated and the city hasn’t produced too much of a culture shock except a few. In fact, when I walk down the street at any given point I can hear a person speaking some other language besides English. The 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 >