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Gabriela Nester

The University of Worcester offers its students the best possible chance to earn themselves a graduate-level job, according to one Business School graduate.

Gabriela Nester, originally from Romania, graduated with a degree in Business, Marketing and Advertising on Wednesday, and says the help and guidance she received during her time in Worcester was invaluable in preparing her for full-time employment.

She explains: “As soon as I arrived in Worcester – in 2009 – I was given all the help needed to start looking for relevant experience in the work place.

“I worked constantly working throughout my years at University, including in different departments at the University itself. I was given the opportunity to be a student ambassador, a research assistant and a conferencing assistant, amongst many other roles.”

Gabriela’s desire to gain as much experience as possible, coupled with the support of her Business School lecturers, led to her securing a work placement at global engineering giant Bosch.

“It was a year-long placement in the Purchasing department,” Gabriela explains. “I had the chance to travel across the country and see how Bosch and other businesses operate – it was a great experience and I gained so much knowledge in a relatively short space of time.

“I would recommend taking a placement year to all students, because it is a great way to learn things that will benefit you after graduation. My placement changed me a lot, both professionally and personally, and I’m very glad I did it.”

Gabriela, who acted as Vice President of the International Committee during her time at the University of Worcester, is now preparing to begin work in a graduate-level post in London, and says that she would recommend the University to all prospective Business students.

“Studying at the University of Worcester is the best choice you can make if you want to get involved in projects and gain work experience alongside your studies,” she explains.

“During my time here, I’ve picked up the necessary knowledge and experience that I need, and I’d advise anyone who wants to pick up experience and study towards a great degree to come to Worcester.”