How to make the most of EVERYTHING university has to offer


Faculty: Business and Law
School: School of Management
Course: BSc (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management
Category: Business

22 October 2020

I joined ARU two and half years ago and I made it my mission to get involved in everything I could.

In the very first few months of university, I took part in ARU’s intern programme, working in the Faculty of Business and Law, which gave me the chance to develop my skills, get mentoring and grow both personally and professionally.

Because ARU is such a vibrant environment, it was easy to get involved with more and I soon became a Student Ambassador, working during Open Days. Working closely with ARU’s staff made me feel so supported and encouraged that I even found the courage to challenge myself and deliver student life talks for the university and co-deliver welcome talks with faculty staff.

I was also a course rep, which has now led me to represent the whole faculty. This is excellent for my CV as well making sure our students' voices are heard.

All of these opportunities have built up and helped me believe in myself, in my abilities and, most importantly, boost my confidence. Of course, they are excellent for professional progression and my CV, too.

I have been so happy with my experience at ARU and my biggest piece of advice would be to future ARU students to make sure they make the most of opportunities like this. You may wonder how to get involved so here are my tips before you start:

  1. Do not be afraid to ask!. If you want to challenge yourself and embrace new opportunities, let the people close to you know. Network with them and don’t be afraid to start talking to new people, as they may know of an opportunity for you. If anything comes up and they know you are up for something, they may think of you.
  2. Believe in yourself. If you believe in your abilities, there are better chances you will be able ‘sell’ yourself in a good way.
  3. Keep a positive mindset. If you don't succeed at the first attempt, do not give up! Learn from it to do better next time.
  4. Show willingness to learn and be yourself. As you can see, nothing special is required to take the most out of any experience you are currently undertaking or will shortly undertake! With a little courage and willingness to challenge yourself, anything is possible and it really pays off in the long-term too.

If you're interested in studying Business with Human Resource Management at ARU, why not come along to a virtual Open Day?


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