Students from Aberdeen Business school participate in a variety of work placements during the course of their academic studies. Some of the businesses talk about the success of these placements and the value added to their companies.
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre: (Victoria Whithy, hosted a Communication with Public Relations student)
"Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre has been involved with the RGU Student work placement scheme for a number of years. The students are a good addition to our company and we feel it is important to invest in the next generation of people coming into our industry. We aim to make the placement as varied and interesting as possible while providing 'real life' and hands on business experience."
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums: (Deidre Grant, hosted a Communication with Public Relations student)
"Our first placement within Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums proved a very positive and rewarding experience for both parties."
Aberdeen Foyer: (Michael Molden, hosted a Media student)
"If there was a vacancy to employ Robert I would do so without hesitation, he is a credit to the University."
Aberdeen Journals: (Kirsty Mathews, hosted a Communication with Public Relations student)
"Having a student is a great bonus for us as it not only enables us to get additional work done but also provides us with a different view point. I enjoy having student placements due to the variety of personalities."
Chelsea Magazine Company: Luke Bilton, hosted a Journalism student)
"I would highly recommend Aberdeen Business School Internship programme and think that both parties learnt something."
Clic Sargent: (Jo Warren)
"Clic Sargent was happy to host a Communication with PR student this year. The student was able to make a lasting contribution to the charity and we enjoyed mentoring the student and engaging them in our work with children with cancer. We will definitely host another placement student next year."
Connect Communications: (Daniel Lambie hosted a Communication with PR student)
"The student from RGU who was on placement with Connect added real value and made a very valid contribution to our long term strategic direction."
Pinstripe Inventories: (Dominic Bargeton hosted a Media student)
"Being an RGU Graduate who has experienced the placement opportunities first hand, it was something I have been keen to be involved with now as a business owner. We were able to offer the placement student a diverse range of projects, most of which we implemented in live scenarios. The quality of the student and willingness to emerge themselves in our business made the experience worthwhile. We look forward to supporting RGU students and the placement office in the future."
Scottish Book Trust: (Helen Croney, a Communication with PR student)
"Amy was hardworking, enthusiastic and a credit to the University. She has had an excellent grounding in media studies and demonstrated a vey impressive knowledge of the industry."
STV Aberdeen: (Donald John MacDonald, hosted Journalism student)
"STV has been very fortunate in that the quality of RGU placements has been so high. Indeed some have gone on to be employed by the company."