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Business IT … What does that mean?

Category: Business IT | (0) comments
When I tell someone I am a Business IT Graduate a normal response is “Wow sounds really interesting … what does that mean?” or my favorite, “Wow sounds really interesting … can you fix my computer?”  In this blog I will attempt to explain what it means to be in the Business IT program and […]
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What will you gain from joining a Graduate Program?

Category: Global Finance Global Marketing International Operations Business International Operations Finance | (4) comments
The Pharmaceutical Industry Firstly, you will have the chance to work in the dynamic pharmaceutical industry. I find the industry interesting for two reasons. The first reason is the several different components that need to be in sync for a company to be successful. Due to the nature of the products Novo Nordisk produces it […]
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Global Marketing Graduate: What could the first rotation look like?

Category: Global Marketing | (0) comments
“The areas of expertise where you will gain invaluable experience include: Product strategy development and implementation Product positioning and branding Product development, launch or withdrawal Market research and analysis Forecasting and pricing strategy Conference exhibitions and symposia Promotional material and communication Communication strategy and implementation …” Now, this is what one encounters on the official […]
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How To Ace an Application Process

Category: Business IT Business Processes European Business Management European Finance Global Finance Global Marketing Global Procurement Product Supply R&D Regulatory Affairs | (0) comments
The internet is full of advice and recommendations when it comes to information on job hunting. However, I know from personal experience that, submitting an application is not always a piece of cake and can pose quite a lot of challenges. I want to share with you the framework I  utilized last year when applying […]
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Great combination of “one-to-many” and “one-to-one”

Category: Global Finance International Operations Business International Operations Finance | (0) comments
I was sitting in a large brightly-lit hall looking at the graphs that I am used to seeing on a regular basis in my Excel or PowerPoint files but this time my perception was starkly different. This time these graphs were visual aids for inspiring speeches of our senior management, including Senior Vice President who […]
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What to expect from the graduate programme?

Category: International Operations Business | (9) comments
Hi there! I am Mauricio Parra, and I will be blogging through the journey of being an International Operations business graduate (IO Business graduate). Currently I am based in the Mexico affiliate office collaborating in my first rotation with the marketing department. I must confess that I had a difficult time while looking for job […]
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Mentors: Your greatest nightmare but your best lesson…

Category: International Operations Business Uncategorized | (0) comments
One of my greatest teachers was actually my biggest enemy…at the beginning of my HQ rotation! But at the end he was one of the biggest Rock Stars I had the opportunity of learning from…I know this may sound a tad bit overly dramatic, but it is what it is!   Remember when I told […]
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Am I Smart Enough for the Graduate Programme?

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With 10.000 applications for all the Graduate Programmes last year (2014) it can be quite intimidating and even a bit overwhelming to apply. You might think:  “How will I ever get through the eye of the needle with that many applicants?”  Or  “Why would they pick me over others? I might as well just stop […]
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VIDEO: Two years as a graduate – and then what?

Category: Business IT | (0) comments
If you are considering applying for the graduate programme, you most likely have a lot of questions about what will happen during those two years as a graduate. At least I know I had. But you might also be thinking about what will happen once you have completed all of your rotations, and you no longer carry the graduate […]
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All these years of studying – is it really worth it?

Category: International Operations Finance | (0) comments
“Consistency makes the rain drops create holes in the rock”. In the university, throughout library marathons, study sessions and final exams, case competitions and stretch assignments I was perpetually curious whether years of studying would ever be valuable at my workplace. Whether I would actually apply knowledge and skills that have been acquired during the […]
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