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
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
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
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
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!
Kasper Nurmi (EBA12) shares what he learned while on placement for a startup in Singapore. So, this story begins in Rennes, France in the beginning of 2016. It was a cold but sunny day, and I felt fed up with my studies, specifically courses in my area of specialisation, finance. After the initial excitement that … Continue reading Lessons from Startuplandia
Liis Hainla is a Metropolia Business School student studying European Management. Liis completed her work placement in a digital marketing firm called DreamGrow Digital. Liis agreed to share a part of her Placement Portfolio where she gives out recommendations for students interested in DreamGrow and marketing in general, as well as gives 5 tips on … Continue reading Tips for Internship