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STORIES ABOUT WHERE BRUNEL STUDENTS WORK

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Brunel University London Professional Development Centre

Saul Parkinson

"I was given the same responsibility of a full time employee which made me feel valued and an integral part of the team. There was a lot of emphasis on personal development and stretch goals which added a lot of value to the placement. My role’s responsibilities were varied such...

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Kandis Nelson

"I loved having the ability to put teaching into practice and teach my own classes when I was able to do so, and learn from those experiences as to what I could do better for the next class. I also enjoyed being organised and having things planned in advance. It...

Joshua Dharmanandan

"I loved that I was working in a specialised and multi-disciplinary department where I was able to learn new skills from various fields. The main thing I loved was designing and implementing real life products that were used by engineers on a day to day basis."...

Warren
Warren Bath

"I was given the chance to work on high level projects and it was an excellent working environment – sports at lunch etc. The job was challenging, I was working with a variety of staff, departments and companies, and my work was thoroughly appreciated because I was assisting people."...

Stefy
Stefy Fernandes

"I worked within a small team and therefore had a lot of responsibility which allowed me to learn something new every day. Having the theoretical knowledge from my degree enabled me to effectively apply this to the practicality of the business."...

James
James Parrish

Job title: Personal Assistant Type of position: Placement Company: Corporate Relations @ Brunel University Degree: Business and Management (Marketing) Year of Graduation: 2014  Why I loved it: "Variety! I was doing something completely different every day, whether it was networking with business partners, designing posters, sending out e-newsletters to thousands of recipients or setting up meetings with CEO’s. The nature of the...

Andrew
Andrew Robinson

"I loved having two placements. It was difficult to manage at times but I feel as if I managed my time well considering there was so much going on. I really enjoyed working with the people at both organisations. Colleagues from both jobs were hard working which encouraged me to...

Will Grant - Business
Will Grant

"There was no limit to my responsibilities. As a twelve month intern I was asked to join a new branch and be part of a two man team. I was given similar tasks to that of an Assistant Manager and so I felt valued, even as an intern. I was...

Shahbaz
Shahbaz Razak

“At Microsoft, things moved at a fast pace. Processes were constantly changing and adapting each time was something that was challenging but rewarding. As part of my stretch project, I lead a team called ‘Love It’. Our goal was to evangelise our consumer products internally. This part of my role...

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Sajan Gurung

“This placement was my first ever full-time paid working job and it was a big lifestyle change for me to work 9-5, five days a week. At the beginning I found it hard to adjust to working as a full time employee. However, after a few months, I did adapt...