Nishat Godal Business School

Nishat shares her experience on finding a placement and why you should never give up.

 "Don't give up, keep applying."
Nishat Godal
BA Hons Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Why did you decide to study at the University of Greenwich?

It was a very easy choice to make. When I was researching for programmes, I knew what I wanted to do and I knew what line I wanted to make my career in. It was entrepreneurship and innovation and the University of Greenwich is the only university that does entrepreneurship and innovation. 

There are other universities that have entrepreneurship courses but not with innovation, it was a very easy choice to make.

Currently you are on a placement at the Faculty of Education & Health at University of Greenwich. How did you manage to secure this opportunity?

It was hard work. At first, I was not very keen on doing a placement. I just wanted to get done with my degree, but I attended a lot of soft networking events. After talking to employers and students who were on a placement, they told me how a placement would help me double up and how good it would look on my portfolio. 

What advice would you give to students who are currently seeking a placement?

Don't give up, keep applying. Apply until you get a placement or apply until you are very due to start your third year. That's what I would say because that's what happened to me. I didn't give up and I got my placement. I had my interview on the Fresher's day so that was a very last minute one. 

What is your favourite memory of studying at the University of Greenwich?

My favourite memory is when the Students' Union organised a trip to The Lion King and it was at a very cheap price that you won't find anywhere. It has been my dream to go there ever since first year so when I went there with some of my course mates, it was one of the best experiences. Basically, the university helped me to realise that dream of mine.

What are you up to now, do you have any major projects at work?

At the moment, I'm organising a Masquerade Ball for the Faculty of Education and Health. It was actually the project of my colleague earlier on, but then he went on an annual leave and I was the next point of contact. When he came back, I was given this responsibility since I was up to date with everything. So yes, I'm organising a ball!

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