Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day, we spoke to Professor Palie Smart, from the University of Bristol Business School, about her experiences and reflections as a woman in leadership.
What it’s like to do a summer internship abroad
Being an International Business Management (IBM) student, going abroad has been on my wish list since the moment I applied for the course. However, having not met the target marks in first year for a year of study abroad, I had to look for other options to help me realise this goal. On a whim, I decided to apply for a summer placement via the University of Bristol Global Opportunities team to work in Vietnam. Being the usual pessimist, I didn’t expect anything to come of it – so naturally, I was ecstatic when the confirmation e-mail came through.
Aspiring to a career in finance? Industry professional and alumnus dispels the myths
Postgraduate study offers students a chance to develop their knowledge and skills and to take the next step in their careers. (more…)
Black History Month 2021 | “One promise I made to myself was that I would be the representation that I didn’t have when I started.”
To celebrate Black History Month, (this year’s theme being, ‘Proud To Be’) we spoke to University of Bristol alumna, Vona Aghoghovbia-Ezichi, (BSc Accounting and Management, 2005) Global Director of Accounting at JLL to discuss her role-models, the importance of representation, and what more needs to be done to address the lack of diversity at senior levels within the accounting sector. (more…)
What can you expect from a work placement?
Here at the University of Bristol our students can benefit from working with our Professional Liaison Network (PLN) to find opportunities for work experience. We found out more about student Ali’s recent experience on his work placement with Fortil UK, a consulting firm specialising in engineering.