Top Jobs in Design, Communications and Consultancy 16 – 20 May 2016

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Please see below for the top jobs on our Vacancies Board this week for Regent’s University London students and alumni.

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Success Story: Charles Guilhen Puylagarde

Charles Guilhen Puylagarde is a European Business School alumnus who originally came to Regent’s to complete his study abroad experience. Charles worked closely with the Careers and Business Relations team to secure a job at iProspect. Read his success story below:

I came to study at Regent’s University London for a study period abroad and decided to transfer my credits in order to finish my degree there. I enjoyed studying in such a bright environment where I was able to meet amazing people (students & teachers).

When starting my job hunt I needed help optimizing my resume, cover letter and find jobs to apply for. I received help from the Careers and Business Relations department which eventually resulted in 2 contracts in digital marketing.

I have attended a very useful class called LinkedIn Masterclass by Julian Childs. Not to be missed. First it allowed me to understand better how to position myself on the job market and then it allowed me to meet Julian Childs who helped me a lot in getting a fantastic offer from iProspect, an award winning digital agency.

First you need to build a CV which will be relevant in terms of skills and experience for the job you’re looking at. To apply I would recommend to use the university’s network and some recruitment agencies. Both will help you to get into the first rounds of interviews. Prepare yourself with some stories, don’t brag about your life in general but tell relevant stories for the job you’re applying, why are you the person they will need. Are you passionate about what you’re doing? Why do you want to do it? Why you, what’s your added value? Use STAR stories as the foundations of your story telling.

To be able to speak other languages will often help you in the hiring process. It’s a plus and sometimes a must.

I’d like to create my own business at some point but to do that I need to have a good experience in companies or corporations, get to know how successful businesses work and get to know all the mechanisms that will help me later on.

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Top Jobs in Business Development, Communications and Luxury Fashion 09 – 13 May 2016

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Top Jobs in Sales, Strategy and Communications 18 – 22 April 2016

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A Business Degree vs. A Non-Business Degree in a Business World

A quick glance over any jobs website and it’s quite clear that there are many opportunities for graduates in business areas. Wayfair is an online retailer of homeware. It’s currently the number one online home retailer in the USA and is rapidly expanding into Europe.

Wayfair spoke to two of its UK employees, one a recent humanities graduate and one a current business student to find out how their degrees have prepared them for their roles in a business world.

A Non-Business Graduate

Lucy Robinson graduated in summer 2015 with an undergraduate degree in German and History from King’s College London. She began working at Wayfair in October 2015:

What is your role?

I’m an intern in SEO (search engine optimisation), working in the marketing department.

What is your typical working day like?

We work on monthly projects so my work varies from month to month. I started off writing texts about furniture for our product category pages. Later I led a marketing campaign with our product suppliers. At the moment I’m contacting animal shelters and offering them a donation from the company—this is a really nice task and it’s great to be able to help genuinely worthy and needy causes!

How has your degree prepared you for this role?

I write a lot of texts and emails on a daily basis. Once you’ve written 10,000 words of well-researched, referenced historical analysis in a dissertation, 600 words about kitchen lighting is a breeze!

I think a general respect for learning and knowledge of how you best take in new information (something you learn through note-taking and revision) is a great skill to have when you’re new to a job and there’s lots of new terminology and information to learn.

Having a degree does put you in a better position when applying for jobs, and I would never have been able to move to Germany and apply for business positions without my degree and my ability to speak German.  I had no prior experience in marketing but it hasn’t hindered my performance because I take an interest in the company, have a willingness to learn and have solid computer skills.

Do you think a business degree or a non-business degree would prepare you better for this role?

I think either can be useful for different reasons. If you genuinely love business and want to study it, great—you’ll have more help and guidance on navigating the business world and gaining experience whilst you study. However, life’s too short to not study something you love, and not having a business degree means you don’t have to go in one direction career-wise (which can be a blessing and a curse!).

What advice would you give to someone with a similar educational background looking to pursue a similar career?

Do your research before applying to jobs—I had to do some serious cramming of the basics of SEO for my interview. Thorough research will help you determine if it’s the career for you, it’ll help you write a strong cover letter, and hopefully smash the interview. Once in the job, keep on researching and learning, and you can’t go wrong!

A Business Student

Laura Smith is enrolled on a Business and Marketing Management course at the University of Sunderland. She is currently undertaking an optional work placement as part of her studies and has been working at Wayfair since September 2015:

What is your role?

I am an intern in the marketing department, with a focus on product listing ads (PLAs).

What is your typical working day?

I mainly support bid optimisation for PLAs and build text ads for Google search in the UK for the new, globalised products. My role also involves analysing the campaigns after they have been set live on Google and monitoring whether they are accumulating traffic and revenue.

How has your degree prepared you for this role?

Despite studying business and marketing, I knew very little about online marketing specifically as my course is very general. This is one of the reasons the internship is a valuable experience for me as it allows me to go further in depth into a certain aspect of marketing. Although, I knew very little about online marketing I had studied consumer-buying behaviours, which I can relate to some of the tasks I carry out at work.

Do you think a business degree or a non-business degree would prepare you better for this role?

I don’t believe you have to study a business-related degree to be able fulfil the role. However, I believe it would better your understanding of the objectives and challenges of your role and of the business in general if you have studied something related to business.

What advice would you give to someone with a similar educational background looking to pursue a similar career?

Studying business can be very broad unless you also study a particular field in business as I do, and so I would recommend that business students choose an area to focus on that interests them and then gain as much experience as possible in that field.

To find out more about Wayfair and check out their job opportunities, please visit http://www.wayfair.co.uk/career

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Role Models Series 2016

Regent’s University Alumni and other professionals talk about their careers 

When: April 11th at 5:30 pm

Where: Tuke Common Room

April 11th at 5:30 pm

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Evgeniya Kharaim

Regent’s alumna and CEO of the fashion brand, FLEORIE, will be talking about her career in the fashion industry, her experience in branding and marketing and managing a fashion business, followed by a Q&A session.

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Evgeniya has worked for renowned luxury brands such as Prada, Sisley Cosmetic, as well as Fabergé. She has launched Fleorie, a luxury lingerie brand, which has received the Lingerie Edit Atelier Award (Best Independent Emerging Brand). Evgeniya is fully involved in every aspect of her the business – from design to accounting and offers consultancy to other businesses on strategic questions regarding branding and marketing.

When: April 13rd at 5:30 pm

Where: Darwin 203

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Batool Rasheed

Batool is a chef and entrepreneur who has set up Batooli’s, a Jordanian & Middle Eastern Authentic Cuisine and supper club. She will be talking about managing her business and building up her brand in the competitive London culinary industry. The session will be followed by a Q&A session.

Batool is passionate about food and its history. She originally trained as an archaeologist and is now a chef and CEO of Batooli’s, hosting regulars supper clubs and pop-up restaurants throughout the year. In 2014, she hosted a supper club for an innovative project called Conflict Kitchen, which used food as a tool for peace and dialogue as part of the Talking Peace Festival.

When: April 18th at 6:00 pm

Where: Darwin 203

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Margarita Galán

Margarita is a Regent’s alumna and works as a Market Risk Reporting Business and Control Manager at JP Morgan. Margarita will be talking about her career in investment banking in Spain and the UK. She will share her insight about what is required to succeed in this very competitive industry. The talk will be followed by a Q&A sessio

Margarita is passionate about Finance and has successful developed her career in investment banking. She has worked in the banking industry in Spain before moving to the UK where she joined JP Morgan, after completing her MSc Global Finance at Regent’s.

Please book your place on Careerhub to guarantee your place.

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Film Marketing in a Digital Age

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The Careers and Business Relations team cordially invites you to an evening of film marketing with 20th Century Fox and Substance.

Speaker profiles:

Lauren Papendorf graduated from the University of Notre Dame Australia with a Bachelor of Communications, Media and Film and Screen Production. Now working as the Senior Publicist within the Digital Publicity team at Substance, the leading voice in digital strategy for the film industry based in London and Los Angeles, she works on the Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight and Lionsgate accounts. Campaigns include Deadpool, Gone Girl and the Martian.

Olivia McMonagle is a Loughborough University graduate with a Bsc in Communication and Media with Politics. Having worked at the Times, BBC Radio 1 and Substance Olivia brings her wealth of industry experience to 20th Century Fox where she oversees and implements the digital marketing and publicity strategy for Fox’s theatrical slate offering across the EMEA region. Campaigns include Bridge Of Spies, The Revenant, X-Men: Apocalypse and Independence Day: Resurgence.

Come and find out more about working on the digital marketing side of the film industry, which transferrable skills will help you follow in their footsteps and watch show reels of their upcoming film campaigns to explore the direction your career in the film industry could take.

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