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Online Graduate Profile Sinh T Nguyen 15/02/2019  
Name: Sinh Nguyen
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quote: [My time at NTU has sharpened my skills and trained me to be more active and independent.]

Course: MA English Language Teaching
Year: 2016
Job title: English Teacher
Employer: M.V Lomonosov Secondary and High School

Current role?
I am an English teacher teaching in a secondary and high school in Vietnam. I am also in charge of the study abroad club for students at my school, and I work as a homeroom teacher for a grade 10 class.

Typical day?
I have morning lessons from 7:45am to 11:15am and some days I have afternoon lessons from 13:30 to 16:00. I work from Monday to Friday.

Career developments?
I came back to Vietnam and began a start-up business, which was an English language centre. Then I had a daughter, so I decided to take a break from my own business and return to a school to teach, so that I will have more time for my baby.

Challenges?
I found setting up my business quite challenging as I do not have an MBA or business background, or any experience of it. However, I learnt by doing. The more I did, the more mistakes I made but the more mature I became.

Your NTU experience?
I chose NTU to develop my professional path as I think to be a good teacher I have to challenge myself every single day. My time at NTU has sharpened my skills and trained me to be more active and independent.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
The student service is one of the things that led me to choose NTU and I am absolutely satisfied with it. I always recommend NTU to my friends because of the excellent service I received.

Career highlights?
I have only just returned to work so I haven't got any updates on this yet. I am however now also a personal assistant for CEO ELSA SPEAK, a worldwide app for English learning based in the US.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
Tutors and my NTU course leader, Dr. Amy Wang.

Plans for the future?
My husband is preparing for his MA Computer Science in the UK and is considering NTU as his first choice, which I recommend to him, includig a placement year so he can get work experience.

Online Graduate Profile Veronika Herzner 11/02/2019  
Name: Veronika Herzner
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quote: [NTU is an amazing place to study.]

Course: MSc Human Resource Management
Year: 2018
Job title: HR Project Manager
Employer: Nottingham Trent University

Current role?
The design and implementation of HR initiatives across NTU.

Typical day?
A typical day is usually spent in the office, where I have meetings, send and receive emails and collaborate with colleagues on HR initiatives.

Challenges?
Applying for jobs is always a challenge. Not getting upset, being patient and believing that the perfect job is out there somewhere helps you to focus though.

Your NTU experience?
My MSc in Human Resource Management was the start of my career change. The course that I studied, the environment and the social life helped me to discover more about my strengths and my areas for development.

Advice for others?
Be open-minded, take learning as a gift and be focused on what you want to achieve.

Can you share some exam revision tips?
Do not procrastinate!

What are your top tips for job seeking / interview preparation / career progression?
Take your job search seriously. Start early to research what is out there and where you want to work, not just geographically, but also in which industry and which profession. Thorough interview preparation is key.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
NTU is an amazing place to study. It offers great opportunities for students to get involved in class but also outside of class; which I would not want to miss this experience

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
I have had some great mentors and tutors along the way so far, that I have been able to go to with any questions I have.

Plans for the future?
Nurturing my career in HR.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronika-herzner/
Online Graduate Profile Joshua M Renouf 11/02/2019  
Name: Joshua Renouf
pic: [/view.image?id=6187]

quote: [Nottingham Trent was an amazing experience.]

Course: BA Hons Product Design
Year: 2014
Job title: Founder & CEO
Employer: Barisieur

Current role?
There is an eclectic mix of tasks when it comes to being a designpreneur. Design is actually the easiest bit! I'd say majority of my time at the moment is concentrating on sales so we can get enough money to launch new fun ideas. So I am doing anything from, Design world (drawing & CAD), to dealing with logistics, to dealing with sales and press, social media presence building and even customer service. Hopefully the bigger we get, the more we can all be focusing on the stuff we are good at.

Typical day?
Get into the office/studio (next to London Fields) and answer any urgent emails I may have.
Quick chat with the business partner and see if there is any pressing issues.
Speak to the marketing team regarding the sales side of things.
Reach out to retailers/hotels that may be interested in the product.
On a Friday try and get at least and hour to 2 hours in of design work.
Beer taps turn on at 3pm every day at work- so try and avoid them until Friday!

Career developments?
I started off working at a few design studios as an intern/ junior designer thinking I would be working for someone all most my life. I didn't actually think I would be setting up my own company until I saw the response for my product online. The interest was so overwhelming that I thought it would be silly not to take this to the next level. So I am now working for myself and hiring as we speak.

Challenges?
I don't think the word count is big enough to explain the amount of challenges I have faced long the way getting this product to market. However, if I knew the amount of challenges that I would have to face along this journey - I would never have gone for it! But the biggest challenge was finding the right people together in order to get them to achieve what I needed them to achieve. There are a lot of time wasters or people that do not know what they are talking about.

Your NTU experience?
Nottingham Trent was an amazing experience. I massively miss university and Nottingham itself - great city, great university. It allowed me to evolve into more of an adult (I'm still trying to evolve) whilst learning the importance of play hard work harder. You need to earn the party!

Can you share some exam revision tips?
We didn't do exams the design course, but we did do a lot of presenting which I found quite intimidating at the time. Just make sure you know what you are talking about and prepare as much as possible - give yourself enough time to get the work done and try and have a day off at the weekends.

What are your top tips for job seeking / interview preparation / career progression?
Be yourself, be passionate, don't be lazy, don't cut corners, and make sure you know what you're are talking about. Find out what you want to do first and go for it.

Advice for others?
Money shouldn't be the motivator in career choice - it should be the opportunity to learn, grow in responsibilities, contribute to others and be recognised for your achievements. It sounds romantic and yes life is expensive, but the money will follow!

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
I was working in the Arkwright building most of the time which I felt was very inspiring. A huge space with enough working area to get your head down.

Career highlights?
I was lucky enough to present my product to Sir Richard Branson before hitting $800,000 on crowdfunding. These pre-orders has allowed my to get my product off the ground stocked all around the world. I am awfully proud of that. It's now onto the next!

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
I have taken a lot of inspiration from the design God that is Dieter Rams. I think his philosophy is very inspirational not only for what he stands for in design but the fact that he has set himself clear direction for what he designs - his products are flawless and timeless. I also am inspired by Danish Design - where you usually see new industrial technologies, combined with ideas of simplicity and functionalism to design buildings, furniture and household objects, many of which have become iconic and are still in use and production.

Plans for the future?
Currently going through a rebrand and bringing out new and exciting products.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshrenouf/
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