Ememobong Etim, a scholar from Nigeria, is at present learning MSc Worldwide Enterprise right here at Aston College, Birmingham. She just lately secured a postgraduate placement with Vitabonna in UK. Ememobong speaks a bit extra concerning the position and the way she remained motivated throughout the search.
How did you discover this placement?
I noticed the emptiness in Iwan’s (Careers Guide at Aston College) weekly emails and I utilized for the position of Enterprise Strategist and Improvement Analyst with Vitabonna Improvement Ltd by Aston Futures.
How lengthy did it take you to seek out your placement?
It took me few weeks and I made six functions.
With my functions I checked out numerous platforms: Aston Futures, Certainly, LinkedIn, Reed, Pupil Circus and Debut, amongst many others. With every software, I ensured to regulate my CV and canopy letter to align to the necessities of the position. Moreover, with a number of the functions, I did my analysis on the businesses to achieve info that would assist to distinguish my cowl letter. I additionally utilized to a spread of companies with completely different group sizes, from SMEs to massive firms, to enhance my probability of getting a profitable software.
What about this organisation or position stood out to you?
My desired profession is to be a marketing consultant for enterprise progress and growth. With my new placement position, I’ve the duty of creating a marketing strategy for a novel disruptive innovation mannequin, so I’m in a position to immediately have interaction with duties which can be just like some actions that can be carried out in my profession.
What are you most wanting ahead to about your placement?
Particularly, I’m wanting ahead to the event of my skillset that can be appropriate for the skilled world. The transition from a theoretical foundation to a practical and sensible one can be extremely useful for me particularly as a result of I switched from an engineering background to a enterprise setting.
Do you’ve gotten any ideas for different college students at present on the lookout for work expertise or placements?
Take the dangers in functions – it’s higher to take the danger and apply for a job moderately than not doing so in any respect. Additionally, make use of the assets supplied by the careers group, as they are going to assist you to to be ready for every stage of the appliance course of.
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