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Five top tips for new students from five brilliant Business School alumni


Filip NemethAs you prepare to begin university life, you're probably feeling a mixture of emotions: excitement, anticipation, nerves and even panic!

But don't stress, help is at hand! To give you an insight into what to expect from uni life and beyond, we've put together a list of five top tips from former Middlesex students who've been there, done it and have gone on to enjoy successful careers.

Tip 1: How to approach your studies

"Listen to your lecturers, enjoy yourself and work hard! While you get a lot of help and support, you also really need to apply yourself," says BA Accounting and Finance graduate Azita Jannati, Financial Controller at iD Experiential.

Tip 2: What one piece of advice would you give to the 17/18 year old you?

"I would probably advise myself not to worry so much!" says BA International Tourism Managementgraduate Naila Malik, Travel Consultant at Nissin Travel.

Tip 3: Choosing your modules

"When you have begun your time at Middlesex, choose your modules carefully. Think about them in terms of what could broaden your horizons and influence your understanding of other aspects of the business/industry area you would like to enter," says BA Marketing graduateWayne Emanuel, Brand Partnerships & Advertising Manager UK at Rovio Entertainment

Tip 4: Choosing a career path

"The biggest mistake I see from my friends and classmates is that they tried to do something they weren't passionate about. Have strong commitment and passion for your career goals. Go after your dreams not someone else's," says BA Business Management graduate Filip Nemeth, Associate at A.T. Kearney (New York).

Tip 5: Getting a job

"What I realised when I applied for jobs is that your CV plays such an important role in your application. I found after four or five months that my CV wasn't very good. It wasn't tailored to what recruiters were looking for so I changed it and then I started to hear back from lots of companies," says BA Business Studies with Marketing graduate Judyta Hawrys, Branch Manager Santander University Division.

Comments (1)

  • Anas 20.04.2015
    Thank you! These are great tips and I look forward to start at Middlesex University this October.

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