Monday, 14 January 2019

Take-Two placement opportunities in the Interactive Entertainment market

Take- Two Interactive, with offices in nearby Windsor, are advertising a range of Year in Business Placements on the Careers' portal. Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. Previous placement students speak positively about their experiences working for the company.

“Having had the chance to work at one of the top companies in the video games industry, it has taught me many valuable skills and polished many others. Even as a marketing student, I haven’t felt out of my depth as a Digital Sales intern thanks to the supportive team who are very patient and always willing to help.
My manager especially has turned this internship into an extremely positive and rewarding experience by including me in all possible projects and events at the company as well as continuously supporting both my personal and professional growth. I feel like the contrast between the successful corporate company that is Take-Two and its relatively small workforce has presented me with challenges and responsibility without it being overwhelming. This brings forward no shortage of opportunities to provide an impact at the company, even as an intern.

In addition, the standard of staff welfare at Take Two is outstanding as they really do their best to encourage productivity at the office. All in all, I believe this is a very friendly, warm and laid-back work environment which still maintains a strong degree of professionalism. 
If you have an appetite for data in business, an interest in sales and/or gaming, then I would definitely recommend this position.” – Andrew Herschtal, Digital Sales Intern

“I was privileged to have worked at Take-Two Interactive for my 2018-2019 placement year and would recommend the company for anyone looking to apply. I spent my placement year working with the sales team. They were very supportive throughout my progression allowing me to develop a range of practical skills such as: communication; planning and a much better understanding of business acumen. I was engaged in a number of business activities, such as attending meetings with customers and industry events, which gave me invaluable insight into the company and the industry as a whole. I also was given the opportunity to take ownership of projects which allowed me to progress my skills as an independent worker as well as a member of a team. Take-Two is a great environment for individuals with ambitions to develop and expand their abilities. Anyone looking for great exposure to a fast moving and engaging industry, which Take-Two is a key part of, should consider this opportunity.” – Jake Blakemore, Sales Intern

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Current YIBs promote their placement companies

It has been fantastic hearing from current Royal Holloway Year in Business students who have been promoting the companies where they are doing their placements. 2nd year Management students are encouraged to look out these companies as they make their placement applications and also to consider a range of placement roles. We have heard from Amin who is doing a placement within Logistics and Andrea who is working directly for the Chief of Staff to the COO in SAP. Some of these placement deadlines are coming up this week!

We are running Year in Business Resilience workshops next week, the first week of term, for all 2nd years who have not as yet secured placements and are looking forward to seeing all back in College next week.

Some of our YIBs out on placement who we have heard from include :

>Amandip Chand who is currently doing an HR placement with Honda Europe in Bracknell. 

Amandip says: I have had the best 6 months at Honda so far. When looking for a placement, I hoped I would find a placement that would allow me to have a "real" job and Honda have certainly provided me with that. I've had the best opportunities to work on amazing projects and experience first hand what HR Operations looks like."

Roles include: Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Public Relations & Communications, IT, Events Coordinating, Sales & Sales Operations, Product Management, Power Products, Project Support, Customer Division, Supply & Logistics, Business Management and Corporate Audit . The deadline is January 11th for Assessment centres in February.

 Honda have placements in many areas and I would urge you to apply for an enjoyable and challenging Year in Business! 

>Amin Fataliev is doing a placement within Logistic Innovations for BMW Mini in Oxford.
Amin describes his role here: I have many different types of projects in my placement which gives a wide experience of everyday life of the BMW Mini's business  My main projects currently are supporting the outside warehouse and logistics providers, which includes helping during meetings and reporting on the meetings. I also now work on the KPIs for the logistics for my plant, reporting to the KPI team in Germany and keeping eye on the any changes, whether this is to do with the new model launched or any structural changes in the plant effecting logistics. I am also looking into the development and monitoring of new apps development, replacing old Excel based documents

BMW/ Mini are advertising a wide range of placement positions with a deadline of January 25th

> Andrea Totaro is currently doing a placement with SAP in Feltham, supporting the office of EMEA North COO's team and working closely with the Chief of Staff to the COO. Andrea writes of the company and his placement here:

80 placement positions for 2019/20 are available with a deadline of January 15th