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I’m Katie, a third year BSc Management student studying at Warwick Business School (WBS). I chose to study at WBS due to its reputation in being a world class business school, as well as the employability prospects and connections to leading corporations.

I’m currently towards the end of my placement year, working at L'Oréal. I secured a Digital Marketing placement within the Giorgio Armani brand in the Luxe Division. I chose L'Oréal due to an interest in beauty and the brands L'Oréal owns. I was also interested in working for an innovative company and L'Oréal has good connections to WBS which helped me in securing my placement.

My day-to-day role consists of digital asset and product information management, collaborating closely with Armani’s e-retailers and working cross-functionally within the brand. I’ve also had the opportunity to work on exciting online activation projects this year and have appreciated the responsibility that comes with a placement year at L’Oreal.

Ask me anything about how I made myself stand out from the crowd when securing the placement, how I've had to adjust since Covid-19 to finish my placement at home, or anything about my course at Warwick Business School!

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Hello Im a prospective student and am aslo applying for BSc management. I just wanted to know how i can stand out in my application considering any internship/job opportunities that I had planned are now rendered useless because of the pandemic. Thank you
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Hi Katie, which other universities did you apply to for the business management course and how did you make your personal statement stand out? Also, what other options of work placement were you given except from l'Oreal?
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I’m Katie, a third year BSc Management student studying at Warwick Business School (WBS). I chose to study at WBS due to its reputation in being a world class business school, as well as the employability prospects and connections to leading corporations.

I’m currently towards the end of my placement year, working at L'Oréal. I secured a Digital Marketing placement within the Giorgio Armani brand in the Luxe Division. I chose L'Oréal due to an interest in beauty and the brands L'Oréal owns. I was also interested in working for an innovative company and L'Oréal has good connections to WBS which helped me in securing my placement.

My day-to-day role consists of digital asset and product information management, collaborating closely with Armani’s e-retailers and working cross-functionally within the brand. I’ve also had the opportunity to work on exciting online activation projects this year and have appreciated the responsibility that comes with a placement year at L’Oreal.

Ask me anything about how I made myself stand out from the crowd when securing the placement, how I've had to adjust since Covid-19 to finish my placement at home, or anything about my course at Warwick Business School!

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Hi Katie,

I’m interested in applying for the Accounting and Finance degree at Warwick. I also have an interest in Fashion and Beauty and was wondering if students on this degree apply for placements in this area or do they tend to stick with placements for Accounting firms? Thank you.
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are you given a lot of choice about your placement year like location or company?
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Hi Katie, how are you? I wanted to know how you chose and organised your placement year? Was it similar to work experience or did you feel like you had more responsibility. Also, I am thinking about taking a business management and marketing degree, how did you decide your degree choice?Thanks,Daisy Mae
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Hi Katie, im considering studying business at Warwick with the GSD course, do you have any suggestions on making your personal statement stand out, especially since work experience hasn't been possible due to the current circumstances
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Hi Katie, I'm looking at doing International management at Warwick. What is it like studying management at Warwick (type of teaching etc) and what is your opinion on student life at Warwick. With personal statements what are you top tips? What is the process of applying to do a placement is it all done independently or does the uni assist. From doing your placement what skills have you gained from it and what are you hoping to do once you have finished uni? Finally why did you choose Warwick over your other options. Many thanks in advance for answering my questions
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I like the way the reception is shaped like a pot of moisturiser or other grease. A nice detail
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are the marketing course of WBS practical?
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Hey Katie, when applying to Warwick do you have to include information on where you want to do placement on your personal statement? or is that a decision that is made later on?
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Hi Katie, I'm interested in applying for the L’Oréal placement year next year and was wondering what the assessment centre was like (what kind of questions were asked and what they are looking for) as well as how you stood out from the crowd during this stage.
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Hiya, I noticed in the OP your mention WBS having a good reputation: do you feel that this is an important aspect that applicants to universities should consider?
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Was the application process for the placement very competitive
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Hello Im a prospective student and am aslo applying for BSc management. I just wanted to know how i can stand out in my application considering any internship/job opportunities that I had planned are now rendered useless because of the pandemic. Thank you
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Hi Katie, im considering studying business at Warwick with the GSD course, do you have any suggestions on making your personal statement stand out, especially since work experience hasn't been possible due to the current circumstances
Hi Allie23, lilyg1847

It's great to hear that you're both interested in Management at Warwick Business School. It's completely understandable to be worried about applying given the current circumstances. This will be considered in applications as inevitably the current employment landscape has been affected by the pandemic - everyone is in the same boat!

However, to make your application stand out given the current climate, how about mention the work experience/job opportunities that you were planning to take? This is a great opportunity to talk about the experience that was planned and why you wanted to gain this experience, e.g. was there a specific skill you were looking to develop? Even though these jobs may not have gone ahead as planned, Warwick Business School can see that you put yourself out there and the skills you're looking to strengthen.

Whilst you may not be able to strengthen your skillset via a traditional job, how about looking into online courses? This is another great way to stand out in your application and shows that you're making the most of the opportunities given the current situation.

Check out the Warwick Business School website for more information on application and tips on writing your personal statement.

I hope this helps, please let me know if I can help with anything else

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Hi Katie, which other universities did you apply to for the business management course and how did you make your personal statement stand out? Also, what other options of work placement were you given except from l'Oreal?
Hi ashkash22,

I applied to Durham, Bath, UEA and Bournemouth, with Warwick being my first choice.

When writing your application, it's important to keep at the back of your mind the reason you would like to study the course and to keep referring back to this. Personally, Management at Warwick Business School (WBS) was the best course for me to gain the relevant skills and experience to begin my career in marketing. To help stand out, consider any areas within Management that interest you, perhaps an article you read or a particular subject area that stood out to you. Read this article here by University of Warwick which is super helpful on personal statement tips.

I applied for several other companies e.g., Unilever, ASOS & Disney. L'Oreal. Warwick Business School has great connections to companies like these and without WBS I may not have secured my placement year at L'Oreal.

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are you given a lot of choice about your placement year like location or company?
Hi rubycrilly,

Yes, absolutely! My placement year with L'Oreal is based in London, I know other students in my cohort who are taking a placement year for different companies across the UK, e.g in Birmingham. It's even possible to do a placement year abroad or a mix of 6 months working and 6 months study.

When applying for companies, Warwick Business School can support with options of companies to apply for, but again it's possible to apply to any company you wish if the opportunity is there!

Hope this helps - let me know if you have any other questions

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Hi Katie, how are you? I wanted to know how you chose and organised your placement year? Was it similar to work experience or did you feel like you had more responsibility. Also, I am thinking about taking a business management and marketing degree, how did you decide your degree choice?Thanks,Daisy Mae
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Hi Daisy Mae,

I'm good thanks, how are you? I started my placement year research by searching companies who offer placement year jobs, I selected companies which interested me in terms of the brands and products they sell. I also found it super useful to listen to student testimonials on their placement year, this helped me in choosing to apply for L'Oreal. My placement at L'Oreal has definitely had more responsibility than previous work experience. Not only have I been given trust to manage online product information, part of my day-to-day responsibilities, but I've had the opportunity to manage exciting online projects which are very strategic for the brand. I couldn't recommend applying for a placement year enough!

I decided my degree choice as I've always had an interest in business and marketing. I like how with business management degrees there is the option to specialise in a variety of functions (marketing, operations, finance etc.) which is great if you're not 100% sure on what you want to do.

If you have any other questions please let me know!

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Hi Katie, I'm looking at doing International management at Warwick. What is it like studying management at Warwick (type of teaching etc) and what is your opinion on student life at Warwick. With personal statements what are you top tips? What is the process of applying to do a placement is it all done independently or does the uni assist. From doing your placement what skills have you gained from it and what are you hoping to do once you have finished uni? Finally why did you choose Warwick over your other options. Many thanks in advance for answering my questions
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Hi Erin,

I’ve really enjoyed studying Management and I’m glad I chose this degree - the teaching style is a mixture of lecture and seminars, in your first year you will study core modules which range from marketing, operations and finance - it’s great to study all of the above and develop knowledge across all these fields which proves super useful! In second and third year you can specialise by choosing modules of interest. There’s a sense of community at Warwick and lots of opportunity for socialising, whether in sports clubs or societies. The campus is lovely too with lots of places to eat and drink with friends.
When writing your personal statement, keep in mind why you want to study International Management and what you would want to gain from doing the course. I wanted to study Management to gain the relevant skills and experience to begin my career in marketing.

The process of applying to placements is a mixture of independent application and University support - for example, I applied for my placement year at L'Oreal independently but I had lots of support from Warwick Business School, from CV and cover letter support and interview practice to Warwick hosting L’Oreal at events which helped my networking opportunities. Skills I have gained from my placement year include project management, analytics and innovation. I've also developed my confidence in presenting to large groups of people. When I finish Uni I'm hoping to explore my options in Digital Marketing through summer or graduate internships after going travelling.

I chose Warwick over my other options primarily due to the Business School being recognised as a great place to study Management! After visiting Warwick I fell in love with the campus and could definitely picture myself going to University there - the location was great and overall I liked the facilities and education/career opportunities. Hope this helps!

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Hey Katie, when applying to Warwick do you have to include information on where you want to do placement on your personal statement? or is that a decision that is made later on?
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Hey, this is a decision made later on and there's no need to mention where you would want to do a placement at this stage. It could be a nice addition to mention that you'd want to take a placement year if this is the case, as it is definitely encouraged. Let me know if I can help with anything else.

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