Last year at this time, I was preparing for a new life in a new country with totally new people. I didn’t know then what I was signing up for. I wasn’t aware of the challenges that I was about to face.
In this blog, I am going to introduce the Programme Director of IHRM and HRM, Dr. Thomas (Tom) Calvard. Tom, who has a Doctorate in Organisational Psychology and is also a lecturer in HRM, speaks about the initial days of the programme and how it has grown to what it is today; his take on the relevance of international HRM in today’s world; and shares a small message for the students who wish to join the programme next year.
It was 10th of September when I first met my classmates in the Business School, and it was 4th of December when we celebrated together with a Semester-end dinner. It is difficult to express how quickly these months have passed. With all new these people around, I never thought that I would be able to adjust into my new surroundings so easily, but with each passing day things have only gotten better.
At the Business School we are given lots of opportunity to learn about the real-world of business and equip ourselves with relevant skills. In this blog, I would like to share what we got up to on an exciting trip to the Green Investment Bank.
Meeting new people is exciting. And you’ll meet lots of new people whose accomplishments will blow you away in your first weeks in Edinburgh. Everyone I’ve met seems to be trilingual and has completed double degrees and/or has come from an impressive career. I’m sure I will learn a lot from the diverse perspectives and experiences my fellow students will bring to the table this year.
Coaches and mentors are those who help you to cross the river, but eventually you need to cross the river by yourself! Huge thanks to my coach, Tina Livingston, and my mentor, Bing Guo, for their support during the Edinburgh Award.
When you have a limited work experience, how do you show demonstrate to employers you have the skills they are looking for. And if you don’t have those skills, how can you develop them while at University? Here’s how you can nail it with The Edinburgh Award.
As a prospective student, you will be keen to find out about the career support offered at the Business Schools you are interested in. It’s an area we’ve invested in heavily in recent years, and with the creation of our dedicated Student Development Team, we offer a comprehensive programme of professional development throughout the academic year.