Postgraduate placement success story: Ememobong Etim

Guest BloggerFurther Study, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Placements

Ememobong Etim, a student from Nigeria, is currently studying MSc International Business here at Aston. She also recently secured a postgraduate placement with Vitabonna – congratulations, Ememobong! We asked her to tell us a bit more about the role and how she remained motivated during the search. What role have you secured and with which organisation? Business Strategist and Development Analyst with Vitabonna Development Limited. How did you find this placement? I saw it in Iwan’s (our Careers Consultant) weekly emails and I applied for the role through Aston Futures. How long did it take you to find your placement? … Read More

Postgraduate placement success story: Suzhen Ye

Guest BloggerFurther Study, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Placements

Suzhen Ye, a student from China, is currently studying MSc Strategic Marketing Management here at Aston. She also recently secured a postgraduate placement with First Plus Education – congratulations, Suzhen! We asked her to tell us a bit more about how she found the role and how she remained motivated during the search. What role have you secured and with which organisation? Assistant Marketing Director with First Plus Education. How did you find this placement? Through a WeChat recruitment poster and a recommendation from a previous Aston MSc student who already worked there. How long did it take you to … Read More

Postgraduate placement success story: Chloe Chan

Guest BloggerFurther Study, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Placements

MSc Business and Management student, Chloe Chan, recently secured a postgraduate placement with Holland & Barrett – well done, Chloe! We asked her to share some details about the role and what the application process was like. Here’s what she had to say. What role have you secured and with which organisation? Health Tech Services Internship at Holland & Barrett. How did you find this placement? By looking at Aston Futures and having meetings with Iwan, a Careers Consultant. How long did it take you to find your placement? In total I made around five applications (all for roles I … Read More

Postgraduate placement success story: Piyushi Pawan

Guest BloggerFurther Study, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Placements

Piyushi Pawan is one of our international students from India and is currently undertaking a MSc Business and Management degree. She also recently secured a postgraduate placement with the International Marketing Team at Aston University which she started a month ago – congratulations, Piyushi! We caught up with her to discover how she found the placement, what kept her motivated during the search and her tips for other students looking for a placement. What role have you secured and with which organisation? Regional Marketing Coordinator for India, Aston University. How did you find this placement? I first met Helena (who … Read More

6 top tips for nailing term 1 of final year

AfiyahAdvice, Afiyah Nadeem, Events, Final Year, Further Study

laptop with notebook and coffee getting ready to work with the text, 6 Top Tips for nailing term 1 of final year

So you’ve just finished your placement year (or had it, unfortunately, cut short due to COVID-19), and gained a bunch of new skills, from interpersonal communication to team-work. Now is the time to get thinking about final year, luckily I’ve got 6 tips and tricks to ensure you make the best of term 1 in the most stress-free possible.

Exploring Further Study

jimrealiAdvice, Final Year, Further Study, Graduates, Jim Reali, Postgraduate

In my previous blog post, I provided some thoughts/answers to the question, “Why should I consider further study?” In this post, I’m making an assumption (sometimes a dangerous thing to do, I grant you, but let’s go with it), that you’re still interested in undertaking further study and that you are now thinking about some of the more practical elements, to determine how feasible it might really be. I’ll try not to rehash what I wrote previously. Instead, I would like to focus on the main things you may wish to investigate before deciding upon a specific course or location. … Read More

Why I’m opting to do a postgraduate degree

Guest BloggerAdvice, Applications, Final Year, Further Study, Graduates, Postgraduate

As a final year university student, you may either be thinking “I’m so done with education – I want money” or “I’m a huge bookworm and crave learning more”. As you’re reading this, you’re probably leaning more the latter like I am. Studying Business has allowed me to explore many different functional areas of an organisation and specialise in the fields I find interesting. But because of the flexibility of this, I became lost in what I actually knew. That’s when I started considering postgraduate study. Here are a few questions I asked myself before applying for courses: What are … Read More

Why should I consider further study?

jimrealiFinal Year, Further Study, Postgraduate

Now, that’s an interesting question and there are quite a few reasons why it could be good for you (as well as one or two reasons why it might not be right for you). Here are some of our initial thoughts: A postgraduate course can be a necessity for some careers If you look at different job profiles on the www.prospects.ac.uk website, each one has a ‘qualifications’ section, which identifies what undergraduate degrees will be accepted typically and what other qualifications may be required. For example, if you wanted to be a Clinical Psychologist, it states, “You must be registered … Read More

No career ideas? No problem!

jimrealiEntrepreneurship, Final Year, First Year, Further Study, Graduates, International Students, Jim Reali, On Placement, Part-Time Jobs & Volunteering, Postgraduate

If you’re looking for a placement or thinking about life after Aston, there may be a number of thoughts running through your mind ranging from “I’m not ready to start thinking about my career yet”, to “I’ve secured an opportunity”. Ok, so let’s take a little bit of time now to think about a specific situation: specifically, what about those of you who aren’t sure what you want to do for a career? There are lots out there (I was like this when I completed my studies many, many years ago!) The key message is simple: Keep calm and career … Read More

Careers advice and support for international students

Guest BloggerApplications, Cover Letters, CVs, Final Year, First Year, Further Study, Graduates, Guest Blogger, International Students, On Placement, Part-Time Jobs & Volunteering, Postgraduate, Second Year

As an international student, it can be hard to know what your career options are. The questions around visas and permits are many, and knowing where to look for roles that suit your needs can be tough. To help, we’ve put together a guide to help you get the most out of the opportunities available to you as an international student at Aston. So let’s get started… The Hub at Aston University is the first place you should go to for support and advice on issues involving visas and your right to work in the UK. You can speak to an … Read More