By Gemma Hayton, BSc Business and Management Studies
We are now nearly two weeks into our internship and
it has flown by!
For the last two days of our second week, we were
with the marketing department. We met at Dentsu One, TIME dotCom’s marketing
agency, and heard talks covering all aspects of TIME’s marketing. Mun, from the
communications team, told us what she does on a daily basis. She also explained
how interdependent her role is with the other departments in the business;
particularly, the marketing, corporate, IT and customer service departments.
Her job is to ensure that all communications from TIME dotCom are consistent
with the business brand image.
By Miles Griffiths, BSc Business and Management Studies
After ten days in Malaysia, I was now accustomed to the nation’s spicy food. Over at the office, we were placed in the coverage department, which I was unfamiliar with. We were tasked with finding a suitable area for TIME to lay down network cables around high rise buildings. My group was challenged by researching the area of Seremban.
Initially, I was concerned we would
not complete this extensive task within such a tight deadline of one day, as we
had limited knowledge on the tasks we were completing as well as the multiple
calculations we had to make.
By Elia Gollini (BSc International Business with German)
Batu Caves and Botanical Gardens
On Sunday 23 June (our first free day since we got to Malaysia), we all woke up at around 10.30 am as we were still extremely tired from the previous day visits. All 14 of us decided to head to the Batu Caves, which are a series of caves and caves temples located in the northern outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. We really enjoyed the majesty of the Murugan statue at the entrance, which is followed by colourful steps that took us to the caves.
By the time Friday 21 June arrived – the last day
of our first week – we were already accustomed to a full-time work schedule and
the jet-lag had subsided for the majority of us. So it was only natural for
Mizi (our co-ordinator at TIME) to ease us into the weekend with a half day,
which reflects the relatively relaxed atmosphere one can find in the Malaysian
workplace. Our day started off with TIME colleague Ezrin sharing his life
lessons and how he’s learned from his mistakes.
By Olivia Aziz, BSc Marketing and Management with Psychology
A group of University of Sussex Business School and Engineering School
students, accompanied by Ödül Bozkurt, Senior Lecturer in International Human
Resource Management arrived in Malaysia on 16 June to start a month-long
internship with Malaysian telecommunications provider TIME dotCom. The
students have a full and varied programme with the company, meeting with teams
from across the business to get real insight into the telecoms industry.
By Dr. C. Rashaad Shabab, Teaching Fellow in Economics
Examinations are stressful and the University of Sussex Business School’s exams are no exception. Finding an effective tool to manage that stress can be the key to reaching one’s academic potential. In this post, I outline why the stress-busting and attainment-boosting effects of running are especially suited to helping students during the exam season. I will then announce some initiatives that University of Sussex Business School is undertaking this assessment block to help students manage exam stress.
Sussex MBA students recently took a four-day trip to Berlin. The trip has helped them to understand Germany’s multi-faceted history to effectively do business with Germans/in Germany, and be socially responsible employees and employers who focus on equalities, diversity and inclusion. It has also provided greater opportunity for the MBA students to network with each other, and enrich their time studying together.
By Ophelia Serwaa Bonsu, MSc Development Economics
For the most part of my life, I nurtured the dream to undertake a part of my education in one of the best universities in a developed country. After my secondary education, I could not realize this dream partly because of financial constraints accounting for the reason why I had to pursue my undergraduate studies in my home country (Ghana). I believed a person could do whatever she set her mind to so I made a conscious effort to rise above all odds to realize this dream. This took a lot determination and hard work.
Last week, Phil Grant from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) ran an amazing interactive workshop focusing on Pitch to IBM students. The workshop was based on an introductory lecture about Pitch in Week8, which was also held by the CMI. The workshop was specifically built this into the module to improve engagement, to develop the quality of presentations to be held in Weeks 11 and 12 and to help employability skills (communication/teamwork) and to give the students the opportunity to put into practice elements they are learning.
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