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May 08, 2015
I was asked to write a blog about the difficulties (or not) in finding a job after the Masters course at WMG. I am Mattia, and I commenced study at WMG on the MSc in Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SCLM) after more than 5 years of work experience in the financial and banking industry in London and in Italy (my own country).
I decided to change my career because I did not fully enjoy what I was doing in the banking sector, and I thought (before starting the masters), and I now strongly believe that Supply Chain Management and working for a manufacturing company is what I would like to do in my future career.
Coming from the “professional” world, as opposed to being a new graduate, probably helped me in understanding the mechanisms and the factors that can improve the chances of getting a job. Here are my 'suggestions'. Before though, I would like to stress the fact that everyone has different backgrounds and skills and probably different approaches to this, but I hope that my experience can help in having a different point of view on this matter.
I believe that there are four elements that contribute to successful job hunting.
1) Know yourself and what you are looking for: Easy to say but more difficult to do. It took me 5 years to understand what I like and do not like in a job/industry, and 3 different positions and companies. Nevertheless, my suggestion is to try to explore during the masters what you are good at and what you enjoy e.g. do you enjoy more of the ‘strategic/planning’ bit of a task, or more the ‘analytical calculations’ of it? It is likely that what you liked during the masters might also be what you like in your job. Try to focus on positions/jobs that reflect your attitudes and liking. For example, during my career in banking, I was a consultant doing regulatory issues/project management activities on one side (more of a ‘soft skill’ job), but also I was involved in risk model building and assessment (more of an ‘analytical’ job). This allowed me to understand that I much prefer analytical roles, thus my research for a new job has focused on the latter.
2) Have a CV ready at the highest standards: This is very important, as it is the starting point of your application process
(see point 3). Due to the fact that I came from a professional job, I already had a CV which I believed was a good one. Nevertheless, I decided to attend some of the 'Student Careers & Skills' services seminars, in particular how to build a CV and a Cover Letter, and some one-to-one sessions to assess the quality of my CV. This was very useful and allowed me to modify my CV to be in line with the UK market expectations.
3) Start early and be proactive: I started to look for a job in October when the Masters commenced. This is because the majority of the best/largest companies begin to select graduates from November/December, for positions starting in September the following year (a few weeks after the end of the Masters course). I see three benefits in starting early: (i) you have not fully started with your project, thus you can dedicate time to job hunting; (ii) more jobs are available, thus more choice and probably less competition; and (iii) you start to get a grip on the kind of selection process that UK companies employ - which can be very different to what you are used to in your home Country (this is certainly true for Italy) - such as CV screening, competency questions, on-line tests (numerical, psychometric, verbal reasoning, etc.), phone/video interviews, and - most importantly - the final assessment centre. Because this is a very intense and challenging process, the more you ‘practice’, the better you become. I started in October to send out around 20/25 applications: some did not pass the first stage (CV screening); some passed few stages, and only few ended up with an assessment centre (2 to be precise). The point I want to make is that, the more you apply, the better chances to get into the final stages and thus securing a job very early in the academic year.
4) Seek help from the WMG and Warwick support functions if needed: I have already mentioned the 'Student Careers & Skills', but inside WMG there are other source of information and support available. WMG actively look out for job opportunities for their graduates and email out about opportunities that you can apply for. They also organise employers to come and present to students at WMG about their company and job opportunities. Plus we’ve had Alumni visit WMG and tell us about their work experience since WMG.
In conclusion, you would wonder if this approach paid off. The answer is yes. I was lucky enough to secure a job as supply chain management graduate for a large UK manufacturer/retailer before Christmas, starting in September (just after the end of the Masters course). This provided me with the tranquillity to focus on the academic side of my Warwick experience. It was not easy though. In November/December I had nearly 10 jobs application process opened, and I had to do all the tests, phone interviews, and assessment centres which required a good amount of preparation. This, on top of the Masters work, proved to be very challenging, but I believe it was worth the effort. I have some colleagues that also started early and they secured jobs months before the end of the Masters. I would say that the key elements of my job hunting was seeking help and support from the University but, most importantly, being proactive and not expecting that jobs will come to me without putting in the required effort.
July 05, 2013
I've recently been in communication with WMG Alumni . Rasmus commenced study at WMG on the MSc in Management for Business Excellence (MBE) following completion of his B.Eng. in Global Management and Manufacturing engineering at Aarhus University in his home country of Denmark.
He thoroughly enjoyed his graduation ceremony at Warwick in January and has since written to us to share his thoughts and experiences of his time studying the MSc in Management for Business Excellence and how it is helping him now in his career.
Here's what Rasmus had to say...
It was really nice being back for the graduation, which for me was a very memorable experience. I have never experienced anything like that before. The atmosphere around the whole ceremony really made me feel proud of my accomplishment.
Since completing my studies at WMG, I found a job as a Production Engineer at Siemens Windpower where my role is to develop new production concepts and introduce new products for production. It's a role where one of my main responsibilities is to link everything together into a whole assembly concept. I have to 'translate' what is being done at an engineering level into a manufacturing process with quality standards, assembly equipment, operators etc. and all with a sound and robust business case.
Additionally my role is to work as a consultant which means I also have to bring in new knowledge and thereby increase the existing level of knowledge within the department who hired my support. In other words I have a clear customer supplier relationship, internally speaking, where I need to produce excellent products in the shape of assembly concepts for my customer to buy.
Since starting my job and undertaking my responsibilities, it's really brought my mind back to MBE and its learning environment. We had to solve a problem by gathering knowledge and bringing it all together in a group presentation. The level of our results highly depended on our skills and ability to work as a team, which involved all sorts of challenges. I knew from what I was told, that this would also be the case when we got a job, but I did not really believe it. I'd thought of a job as being different because you have the risk of being fired and other factors such as being paid - things that made me doubt that working in a job-team would be as challenging as an MBE team. But now I've come to realise that how we were learning on the course really is true to life as to how things are in industry. I have the same challenges in my job team as in all the MBE teams I was in.
So did MBE provide me with the skills to handle this? The answer would be yes and in two ways; firstly the whole method in how we learned without having any 'lectures' as such and secondly the post learning reflection through blogs. Nobody is telling you what to do or how to solve the problem. Instead it all depends on your abilities to gain knowledge from different sources and bring it all together for a robust solution. In this process you will hit some obstacles in different shapes which I personally overcame by reflecting on the situation as we did when blogging about MBE.
I surely enjoyed my time at Warwick in the MBE environment. It was hard and required a lot of work but at the same time it was fun. And that only becomes better now in knowing that my effort is being acknowledged and utilised in my current job. One thing I'm sure of is that if you enjoy working in the MBE environment, you will love to work in the real life. In industry, you do not have the same level of a 'safe environment' that you have throughout the learning on MBE, but now in the workplace, I have already been praised for how I work and that is basically just for being a MBE student.
I want to say thank you to the Course Leader, Paul Roberts for all the guidance throughout the year and for his inspiring personality.
I am really happy about my current situation and my choice of taking MBE as an M.Sc. I don't know what the future will bring, but I know I will be ready and I'm looking forward to it!
You can read more about Rasmus's story on his Alumni profile.
Rasmus is open to questions, so if anyone would like to know more about his job or how MBE has helped him, feel free to leave me a comment and ask.
May 25, 2013
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/
Last week, I had the fortunate opportunity to take a short journey to our not too distant neighbours in Germany. WMG were participating for the first time in the 'Master and More' fairs that are held in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and there's even one in the UK.
But my interest on this trip was to speak to our prospective German students who may be interested to study in the UK. I think many people have heard of the phrase 'German Engineering' as Germany has become known over time for it's credibility in the Engineering field. As a key industry in Germany, engineering is a popular subject for students at German Universities and following on from an undergraduate degree, a Masters Course at WMG would compliment an engineering undergraduate degree perfectly.
Building on the technical expertise learnt at undergraduate level, WMG Masters courses look still at engineering and technological fields but from a management perspective, giving students skills and knowledge to not only work as technical specialists but to take their career to a management level.
I have to say that whilst being that I was in Germany, I was in no way surprised, yet was very impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of the Master and More fairs. The set up was good with a good programme throughout the day for visiting students. I met a range of prospective students on the WMG stand and I have no doubt that as a prospective student, the fair proved to be a fruitful experience in exposing students to the study opportunities available.
Our new MSc in Digital Healthcare proved to be a popular choice especially suited to those with a Biomedical Engineering background or for those from the healthcare industry, and I was happy to be joined in Hannover by the Course Leader Dr. James Harte who presented at the fair to a number of students. If you missed the presentation on the day, you can view the presentation here.
Also joining me on the stand in Hannover was WMG Alumni Jan Ruecker. Jan completed the MSc in Management for Business Excellence (MBE) in 2011 and following what he describes as a "great experience" , Jan was happy to talk to prospective students about his time at WMG. Whilst I can talk to students about their options, Jan was undoubtedly the most popular on the stand that day, talking to students about not just the course but the whole student experience at WMG and Warwick. You can read about Jan's story here. Danke Schoen Jan!
You can read a bit more about student's on-going journey on the MSc Management for Business Excellence on the MBE student blogs on which students reflect on their learning experience as they progress through the Masters course.
Following on from Hannover, I took a cross country journey on the incredibly efficient German train system (top marks Deutsche Bahn website!) to Schkeuditz West for the fair at the Globana Trade Centre. Recruitment and Marketing Manager Cathy Fawcett joined me here and participated in a Q&A sessions on Study in the UK.
On a side note, I have to add at this stage what a beautiful location the Globana Trade Centre is set in. I enjoyed a breath of country air and a quiet walk each evening in the warm sun through the yellow fields of oilseed rape.
Then on Friday it was homeward bound, I once again went cross country and a few trains, planes and automobiles later and was I enjoying a nice cup of tea to end an enjoyable trip in Deutschland.
If you attended the Master and More fairs, leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts and if you have any other questions about studying at WMG, feel free to ask.
January 21, 2013
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/newsandevents/
This week over 600 WMG MSc students from 2011-12 academic year will be celebrating their success and officially receiving their awards from Warwick at their graduation ceremony. At WMG, we are delighted with each student’s success. But sometimes students go beyond their MSc and receive recognition for their hard work in other organisations… Some of this year’s success stories include:
MSc Programme and Project Management student Carlos Serra, won the 2012 Postgraduate Student Award by The Association for Project Management. Carlos’s winning paper entitled “The influence of Benefits Realisation Management on the success of projects in Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States of America” was part of his MSc project dissertation.
Ploytip Jirasukprasert, MSc Engineering Business Management student whose paper "A Case Study of Defects Reduction in a Rubber Gloves Manufacturing Process by Applying Six Sigma Principles and DMAIC Problem Solving Methodology" written jointly with her supervisor Dr Jose Garza-Reyes, won the "Best Track Paper Award" under the Lean Six Sigma category of The 3rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM). The paper formed part of Polytip’s MSc dissertation.
MSc Engineering Business Management student Mitul Devpura , has also been credited for his research that he completed at WMG as part of his MSc project. His paper entitled ‘Exploring the Application of Quality Improvement Programmes and ISO Standards in the Indian Marble Mining Sector’ has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management (IJPQM).
Here is an abstract from Mituls' paper summarising the main points…
“In this era of globalisation, as competition intensifies, providing quality products and services has become a competitive advantage and a need to ensure survival. To ensure such competitive advantage, organisations of different industries around the world have implemented several quality improvement programmes like ISO, TQM and Six Sigma. This paper explores the application of quality improvement programmes in the marble mining Industry of India."
MSc Engineering Business Management student, Joong Lee’s paper entitled ’A comparative study of the implementation status of Lean Six Sigma in South Korea and the UK’ has been accepted to be presented and published in the 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM) that will be taking place in in Portugal in June this year.
Here is an abstract from Joong's paper summarising his research...
"Fierce competition and more complex customer needs and demands have forced organisations to continuously improve their operations and the quality of their products and services. Over the last decades, two of the most popular and effective strategies used by organisations to achieve such improvements have been lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. However, as competition and costumer needs and demands evolved and increased, the quest for even more efficient operations and higher quality products and services resulted in the integration of these two strategies to form an improved approach known as Lean Six Sigma. This paper investigates and compares the implementation status of Lean Six Sigma in South Korea and the UK"
In addition to excellent publications and awards, several of last year’s MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship graduates are well on their way to establishing their own companies, which were designed and developed as part of their MSc studies.
Elsewhere in WMG...
And it’s not only our MSc students who have been making us proud this year. Success was also seen in other areas of WMG research and education too…
Warwick Mobile Robotics team were winners at the European RoboCup Rescue Championship. The eight-strong team of WMG and School of Engineering students won special awards for Best in Class for Mobility and Best in Class for Manipulation at the four day competition in Germany and were crowned second overall in the competition.
WMG engineering students were named joint winners of the international Electric Vehicle Grand Prix held at Indianapolis. After an action-packed contest, the Warwick Racing team crossed the line in third place, earning them enough points to be crowned joint winners after they were placed second in the outreach competition and fourth in the design competition.
A team of Engineering Doctorate students from WMG took first place in the West Midlands heat of the Engineering Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Engineering YES). The competition is for UK-based postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers to present a business plan for an imaginary start-up company to a group of shrewd investors and industry experts.
Congratulations to the above and all our students who worked hard over the past year who we welcome back to Warwick this month for their graduation ceremony. We wish you every success in your future careers and look forward to maintaining strong links with you as Alumni of WMG.
November 22, 2012
This week I had the privilege of reliving my childhood days by going on a ‘school trip’ or as we like to call it at WMG, an ‘industry visit’. At WMG, we regularly organise day trips out to companies for our MSc students so they can learn and experience the workings of business, management and manufacturing in real life industry so to compliment their MSc and further enhance their understanding.
This week was one of our popular visits to British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar.
A bit of background...
The visit to Jaguar was really interesting and educational. We learnt a lot about the company, the processes and philosophies. So I thought I’d start with a bit of background and a few fun facts…
Jaguar, formally owned by Ford, since 2008 have been owned by Indian firm ‘TATA’, a family run yet huge company encompassing a number of businesses under its umbrella.
It is this year celebrating its 75th anniversary of the Jaguar name and it’s come a long way in terms of innovation, design, leadership and its evident success since the SS 100, the first named Jaguar in 1935. Its latest model, the F-type (pictured) based on the popular E-type will be released in April and is likely to bring some tough competition to the market.
Jaguar has also designed the ‘C-X75’ a car of the future. It’s a low emission and dare I say ‘electric’ but this should not put you off as it’s designed to deliver the same high performance as its fossil fuel counterparts reaching speeds of over 200 mph. Although if anything perhaps makes you think twice, the price may be just that, priced at approximately £700,000 - £800,000!
Each car at Jaguar is made to order and whilst there are standard fixtures that can be bought, it can also be personalised to the customers’ preference. Our very own Prime Minister travels in his XJ X351 model with specially designed features including bullet proof windows, bomb proof body, run proof tyres and a self-contained oxygen supply!
Back to the Visit…
The best part for me was the tour of the assembly line. Formally the place that Spitfires came to life ready for war, the factory now contains the intricate workings of the Jaguar assembly line starting from the aluminium body parts being put together by £250,000 Kawasaki robots with precision accuracy up to the finished product, with its perfectly polished painted body, and the leather of 10 well-kept cows ensuring comfort within. Though I shouldn’t skip too quickly over the ‘robots’ – they were incredible. The nearest I’m getting any time soon to a real life transformers movie. Camera photography was prohibited in the assembly line so I’ve found this nice little video to give you an idea (visual only unless you have good German language skills) ...
Management and Logistics
From its earlier days under Ford’s ownership, Jaguar has been working under the Ford Production System. But through greater efficiency and lean manufacturing practice and their ‘Just in Time’ approach, Jaguar plan to have adapted to their own production system by 2014 to ensure maximum efficiency whilst preserving the value to the customer.
Logistics are provided by DHL, Jaguars logistics partner who work on site constantly to ensure the flow of materials onto the production line for exactly when they are needed.
Something else that came through to me on my visit to Jaguar was the positivity and cheeriness of the staff. Whilst I’m sure it’s needn’t be said that staff should aim to make a good impression with visitors, I felt genuine happiness amongst the staff and workers I encountered at the Jaguar plant. On the assembly line, whilst there is great pressure for staff to keep the operation moving, there was always a welcoming smile from production line workers. It reminded me of the friendly and British politeness I often encounter at passport control in Birmingham airport (yes I’m serious). Perhaps it’s a Midlands thing! But genuinely in listening to a presentation after the tour, he explained the importance of staff feeling valued at Jaguar, from involving employees in ‘continuous process improvement’ to reward and recognition schemes plus little bonuses such as having a nice Jag for the weekend (yes please). Additionally how can staff not feel happy when a call for assistance alarm on the assembly line resembles ‘merry-go-round’ music to make you feel like you’re at the fair or Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer to remind us that Christmas is coming. Each time the call alarm was pressed and the music played, I couldn’t help but smile even if it did feel a tad surreal.
Thank you to Bob and Mick for our tour, to Jim Wilkins, Partnership Centre Delivery Officer for the fine presentation and the whole team at Jaguar who made for a fun and interesting day out!
WMG MSc students can look forward to several further visits this year including other car manufacturers, electricity firms, information security companies and various exhibitions to compliment the learning on their WMG courses.
There's far more to learning at WMG than having you heads in the books.
If you’ve been on a ‘Grand Day out’ at Jaguar, let us know what your thoughts.
October 05, 2012
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/newsandevents/
Yes that is right! This September WMG widened our wings and travelled to the big US of A to meet American students and tell them a bit more about possible study opportunities in the UK.
It all started in the fabulous New York City! My first introduction to the Big Apple was the incredible Manhattan skyline as I flew into Newark airport. It's a sight of wonder that wouldn't fail to entice any viewer into the depths of the city streets overlooked by the towering skyscrapers.
But it's not all awe and wonder for this trip - I had a busy schedule to keep! My working week started with a meeting with Dr. Silverman, head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering at Manhattan College. Manhattan College is beautiful 4 year college located in the Bronx. Thank you to Dr. Silverman for the tour of the beautiful campus and talking to me about the aspirations, activities and learning experiences of the student body at Manhattan College.
Then it was straight back on the train into the heart of Manhattan to attend the Idealist Grad School fair hosted by New York University Graduate School of Public Service. This was my first fair in the US and it was great to speak one to one with American students about their prospects. Something that stood out to me was the confidence and positivity of each student I met. Whether they were not quite sure what their next step was or they had a subject that they were passionate about, a contagious enthusiasm came through.
Next day, I was off to NYU-Poly to speak with the Director of Careers Centre, James Sillcox. James plays a key role in advising students of their next steps, whether it is work or graduate school. As people and companies aspire to become global, universities encourage students to gain that global perspective through their studies. NYU-Poly students may wish consider furthering their education at WMG in the UK, which offers relevant subject choices to gain not only knowledge and skills but also an international experience before they are faced with similar cultures in the working world. Pick up a WMG brochure in the NYU-Poly careers centre or take a look at WMG Masters courses on our website.
Then Saturday morning came, as did my desire for a good cup of tea! You can take the girl out of England but you can't take England out of the girl! So whilst I'm a tad ashamed to admit it, I visited my old faithful 'Tea and Sympathy' in Greenwich village for a good English breakfast! If you want a taste of Great Britain in the big city, a visit is a must!
Then Saturday afternoon, it was back to work for the QS World Grad School Tour at the Hilton New York on Avenue of the Americas. I met a number of students at this fair interested in WMG courses including the MSc Digital Healthcare, MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship and MSc Engineering Business Management to name just a few!
New York was a busy time and my trip along the east regions of America took me onwards, to Washington DC where I was accompanied by Warwick Graduate and current White House Employee Andrew Terrell!; Boston where everybody knew my name and Providence where I stopped talking to prospective students just long enough to entertain a little magic of the Big Bang Theory, at the Cheesecake factory!
World Grad School tours and Idealist Grad Fairs take place in various venues across the US and throughout the world. To ensure you don't miss us when we visit your country, keep an eye on news and events page!
If you met me at a fair in the US or are considering study in the UK, I'd love to hear from you.
Please leave a comment and keep an eye out for my next blog entry about the benefits of studying in the UK for American students.
July 20, 2012
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/
Last Friday was an evening of celebration at the WMG Student's end of year ball! The ball was a great event organised by the WMG student society as it was felt by a number of students that a get together and celebration was deserved.
Over the past 9 months, students have been exposed to interesting new ideas and theories during the teaching of their modules and their thought provoked minds have been working hard as they read and write for their post module assignments. But the end of June signifies the end of modules and as the last few months of intensive project work is upon them, a night off was due!
The ball was a great occasion held in the beautiful setting of the Jephson Gardens in Leamington Spa. As we sat down to our three course meal, conversation ran, new friends were made and the art of origami was practiced!
At WMG, the student and staff team form a really international community and it was delight to be in the midst of just a small part of the community on that Friday evening.
There were tuxes and ties giving James Bond a run for his money. And the array of dresses long and short and styles that filled the room were a delight.
As I sat down at my table, I was impressed with the thought and detail that had gone into the occasion. Each person had favours, sweets, bubbles and games. It wasn't long before our highly motivated (!) table started on the Origami boats, frogs and flowers! My persistence on that darn flower earned me some respect on that night!
After dinner, we enjoyed some interactive games: heads and tails, loudest table (well done table 7 for the initiative on the popper usage! You were winners in my eyes) and of course the origami competition - well done team! Our motivation paid off as we were announced winners on that one!
Then brains had been challenged enough, we were left to dance the night away in the tropical garden surroundings!
A big well done to all the WMG students for their hard work so far this year and the over the coming months and loads of luck to you all the in future!
To see more pictures from the ball, check out us out on Flickr or if you were at the ball, leave us a comment and tell us about the night!
June 07, 2012
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/newsandevents/
I recently had the pleasure to meet with WMG Research Fellow Dr Hadi Abulrub- 'Hadi' about his recent trip to Jordan to meet with young motivated individuals who wanted to learn more about how to succeed in their future careers. Hadi has worked hard and gained an array of experience to be in a great position to share his knowledge with others. Prior to his current research in 3D Visualisation at WMG, Hadi completed a PhD in Engineering and a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma in Management and Leadership and so benefits from both academic and business skills. He has also done previous recruitment trips to the Middle East and even initiated a scholarship scheme for Jordanian students coming to study in the UK.
As a proud representative of WMG, by his own initiative and organisation and supported and sponsored by WMG, Hadi wanted to visit home country to share his knowlege.
On Saturday 12th May, Hadi hosted 'Uncover the Ingredients for Success' a full day of workshops and presentations to an audience of prospective students and motivated young individuals. The day proved popular with over 145 people registering to attend.
During the day, Hadi gave a number of presentations about WMG and the Masters programmes available. He also spoke about Innovation in WMG and the Visualisation and Metrology Centre in which he performs his research. A very important topic to prospective students is also scholarships and Hadi gave great advice on where to find scholarships in the UK, how to prepare a good scholarship application and writing a good CV.
But Hadi's main aim of the visit was to teach key skills to succeed. With this in mind he gave a presentation on 'Leadership: The Tool for Successful Entrepreneurship' and set the attendees to work on interative tasks including working on case studies, group discussions and question and answer sessions on Leadership and Management skills and success in business. There were also fun drawing activities to demonstrate perception, essential communication skills and writing SMART objectives to apply to goals, measure success and re-evaluation and self development in life and in business.
I spoke to Hadi before his visit and I remember him telling me that he not only want to share his knowledge and teach skills, he wanted "to get into the hearts of people" so they can understand and share his passion.
He wanted the day to not only be about teaching but for people to enjoy interative activities and learn through experimental learning which is a belief shared throughout WMG and the teachings on the MSc courses.
After the event, I asked Hadi to summarise for me how he felt about the day; “For me, the best thing about hosting this event was transferring knowledge to the young generation to help them to excel in life and achieve their dreams”
There were al so several positive comments from attendees including Lina from Jordan University of Science and Technology who said
May 10, 2012
It's the evening of the 7th May. As I write this, I'm watching the beautiful blue skies display an array of pinks, reds and oranges as the dimming daylight sun begins to set over the bustling Medina of Marrakech; monkeys, snake charmers, the smells of the sweet spices of arabic food, and the many wares on offer surround me, as I drink my mint tea and feel the warm sun as I absorb the culture. Hello Morocco!
But no I'm not on holiday, just grabbing a spare hour in my busy schedule! it's been a busy few days here in Morocco. This is WMG's and Warwick's first visit to Morroco and we're delighted to be here this May to talk to and welcome prospectives students at the A2 Education fairs in Casablanca and Marrakech. It is great to see so many Moroccon students looking to broaden their horizons through education in the UK. In addition to counselling students, my colleaue Emily Lim and I also gave a presentation about 'Study in the UK'. If you missed it, you can view it here.
Education is becoming increasingly important as competition in the working world increases, and an education in the UK can really give you edge, whether you want to start your career back in Morocco or even abroad. WMG offer one year Masters courses in the UK and are ready to accept applications from students in Morocco completing their undergraduate degree. Our MSc's in Engineering Business Management , e-Business Management and Cyber Security proved to be particularly popular at the A2 fairs in Casablanca and Marrakech. But there are many more fascinating courses available so do look at your options.
There is so much to be gained from studying in the UK in addition to your degree. The lifestyle and the culture is a comfortable experience of the western world. So come try a sunday roast, smell the fresh air, marvel at the beauty of winter snow, experience the royals and increase your language skills to take you places in the future. Come meet us at WMG and experience what puts the 'Great' in 'Great Britain'.
If you have any questions or met me or Emily at the A2 exhibitions, leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts!