Monthly Archives: February 2015

The phone interview survival guide!

Catagory: International Operations Business International Operations Finance Uncategorized | 23 comments

Congratulations to all of you for taking the decision to apply to the graduate programme! I will take a wild guess assuming that you may have more doubts about what is to come in the screening process now that you have filled up your application. Right now the recruitment team is reading through thousands of […]

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About curves, priorities and time…

Catagory: International Operations Finance Uncategorized | 2 comments

What is in your opinion the most valuable resource for the organization and personally for you? Tangible assets (like equipment, materials or cash)? Or maybe intangible assets (such as patents)? The more business-related and personal challenges I face in life, the more I realize that resource we are acutely limited in and usually overlook is time… […]

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2-years as a RA graduate and then what?

Catagory: R&D Global Development R&D Regulatory Affairs | 3 comments

I believe that the graduate blog is very successful in providing an insight into how the programs work, the experience one has during the program and how one can manage to get accepted into the program; however there is less information on what happens after the program. So you sign up for two years of […]

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Global Marketing Graduate: What could the first rotation look like? Vol. 2

Catagory: Global Marketing Uncategorized | 2 comments

I decided to follow in the footsteps of my friend and colleague Jess and write a few lines about what you do as a graduate. Unlike Jess who works in a department that works across all functions in Global Marketing, I am a part of a unit that is much more directly related with certain […]

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Last Minute Application Tips!

Catagory: Product Supply | 0 comments

Let’s face it, you are probably writing you application, just now, while reading this post. Either you just became aware of the application deadline or you are like me – always doing everything the last minute ;) Unlike others, I would argue that this is a good thing, because if not, you wouldn’t have been […]

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The Ups and Downs of the Rotation Abroad

Catagory: R&D Global Development R&D Regulatory Affairs | 10 comments

At the beginning of the month I took the chance to sit down with the two RA graduates Mark and Sascha that have just returned from their rotation abroad. Throughout our one hour ‘coffee’ meeting that involved a lot of cake (my favorite type of meeting) I questioned them about their high and low moments […]

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What does a Regulatory Affairs (RA) graduate actually do?

Catagory: R&D Global Development | 11 comments

‘Bring drugs to market’, stakeholder management’ and ‘strategic input’ are probably some of the phrases the internet bible, that is google, flagged up during your search of what a RA professional does. How does that translate into what the daily activities of a RA professional are, I hear you cry? Well sit back, relax and […]

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Being a graduate in Corporate IT – a ‘two in one’ rotation

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The calendar says February and that means that I am now on the last month of my current rotation, and I thought that would be a good time to look back and share with you some of the tasks I have been presented with in the past five months, to give you an idea of […]

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