Work Placement in the University of Hertfordshire

By: Regina Smirnova EBA14 "I completed my work placement as a Study Abroad Assistant in the University of Hertfordshire, in Hatfield, United Kingdom. I found the advertisement for this job published on the intranet of my exchange year destination, therefore I would advise to keep an eye on both Metropolia and Partner Institution publications regarding … Continue reading Work Placement in the University of Hertfordshire

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Alumni Story: From MBS to world’s biggest media investment group

My name is Linda Pitkänen, I am 28 years old business graduate from Metropolia Business School. I started my business studies at Metropolia in 2013. The line where I studied was called “European Management” but nowadays that has become one with “European Business Administration”. My studies covered variety of courses from digital marketing to business … Continue reading Alumni Story: From MBS to world’s biggest media investment group

Work Placement Experience: Hotel Monalisa Chitwan, Nepal

By: Prativa Khanal, IBL15 First week: Meeting Monalisa & Finding My Way It’s been a week since I started my placement at Hotel Monalisa Chitwan. I have had no prior experience in the hospitality business, so many things are new. The first week has mostly been about getting to know the work environment, work culture … Continue reading Work Placement Experience: Hotel Monalisa Chitwan, Nepal

LOGY Association awards alumnus Maria Yakovleva with scholarship

Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics, LOGY, recognized again the best Dissertation, best Master's thesis and best Bachelor's thesis in the field of purchasing and logistics. Winners were announced and awarded with scholarships at the annual members´ meeting on the 23rd  of November 2017. International Business and Logistics alumnus Maria Yakovleva was awarded for the … Continue reading LOGY Association awards alumnus Maria Yakovleva with scholarship

Life after graduation: Menni

Alumni story by: Menni Polón Hello there, My name is Menni Polón. I grew up in the middle of Finland, and spent some years on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, before ending up in Metropolia Business School. In 2013, I started my studies in Metropolia’s Double Degree Programme for European Business Administration. My … Continue reading Life after graduation: Menni

Best tips on finding an internship!

Finding an internship is not an easy task. Whether you are going to Finland, Brussels or Hong Kong, the struggles are real. The editor interviewed current and former students  about their internships to find out how to find that dream internship! The interview questions are: 1) Where are you doing your internship? 2) How did you find it? 3) Any tips for students how to find an internship? Juulia Lius, EM14.  1) I’m doing my internship at UNI Europa in Brussels, Belgium.  It is a trade union federation representing European trade unions  in the private services sector.We do a lot of cooperation with other  trade union federations as well as different European institutions,  such as the European Commission and the European Parliament. 2) I found my internship through family connections but I did have to write an open application. In that I introduced myself,                  my studies  (especially my fields of interest) and why I would like to  work at UNI Europa. 3) If you have a specific organisation/company in mind but they don’t have any openings for internships, just send an open  application in anyway. If you express enough interest  and qualifications, it is more than possible to get in (such as the intern who was here  before me!). If you wish to apply to UNI Europa, be sure that you are interested in  the trade union movement, as well as politics and other EU affairs. Alan Alvarez, IBL14 1. I completed my internship for a company called One Eyed Spirits in … Continue reading Best tips on finding an internship!

“For us, skills are more important than diplomas!” An insight from IKEA Brest HR

By: Pierre Rolland, edited by Katja Palovaara Could you describe the job application process in IKEA? "First, we review the CVs of candidates and then we interview them by phone. During this interview, we will focus on a series of concrete points; identify motives for getting the job and working in IKEA. If this interview … Continue reading “For us, skills are more important than diplomas!” An insight from IKEA Brest HR