Course: Business Studies BA(Hons)
Internship: McLaren Automotive
To help increase my employability, I undertook an internship at McLaren Automotive in the purchasing and finance departments. I was then offered a offered a position on a permanent part-time basis to work as a finance assistant at McLaren Automotive whilst at university (after a two month trial I however decided to resign as the final year required more time than I initially thought). At present I am working at Carphone Warehouse on a part-time basis, which is helping my customer service and general communication skills. Finally, I competed in the IBM University Business Challenge, making a profit in each round of the competition.
I was assisted by the placement office in locating my placement and they supported me through each part of the process as well as providing me with interview practice. I found out about the IBM challenge through the university and competed with a group of like-minded friends.
I wanted to increase my numerical skills and improve upon my communication skills. I was able to develop my teamworking skills as I worked with a variety of different people, making it easier for me to adapt to environments I have never been in before.
My unique selling point is that I try my best in everything I do. I owned my own magazine at the age of 15, had an article written about my achievements in the Guardian and was awarded local hero of the borough of Westminster. I am currently on track for a first class degree classification and have one year work experience in industry, six years experience working part-time in a sales role and three years experience as an administrator. I am also able to communicate effectively and efficiently with a variety of people from different backgrounds, which has proved essential in the majority of the roles which I have been involved in.
Yes, I am currently studying a Business Studies BA degree. It is quite a broad subject and so allows me to venture into different fields such as accounting, finance and project management.
I plan to undertake the PRINCE2 course and possibly do the CIMA or ACCA course, which will provide me with extra skills to go into the career I desire.