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Josh Buttenhoff (Regent's College) and Steph Ley (Exeter Business School) Joint Winners of ABS/BMAF Student Essay Competition!
Both Josh and Steph wrote highly focused articles on the topic “My Future Employability: The Benefits of a Business Degree”.
Josh discussed the hard choices facing students when choosing a degree and concluded that:
“.... The graduate in business is a Jack-of-all-useful-trades, akin to the Swiss army knife. Whether wishing to be a derivative trader in the City, start a self-employed business, or having not the slightest clue which career path to follow, he/she can rest assured that a world of potential opportunities awaits”.
Steph reflected on the versatile nature of a business degree: “Which actually opens up opportunities rather than shutting any off”. She concluded:
“...most important, is the enjoyment I have had from my degree in Management and Leadership. With the constant application to real-life business and the frequent lively discussions, choosing this degree has been a decision I have never regretted.”
Both students were thrilled to receive the prize of an I-Pod Touch.
Josh has just completed the second semester of his first year of study on the BA International Business with German and Management Degree, at Regent’s College. He is about to take up an internship in the USA. Later in his programme, he hopes to complete a period of study, in Germany, with one of the College’s partner Institutions.
Steph has just completed her degree in Management and Leadership at Exeter University. She is about to start in internship with Cancer Research.
“I am very proud that my piece of work was chosen and I hope my article will be of use to anyone who is considering studying a business degree. I cannot wait to upload all my favourite songs on my new iPod. "
The competition was open to all students studying a business related subject at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Entries were received from students studying at 26 different Business Schools.
BMAF will use quotes from the articles, to create a student area on its website, and it is hoped this will encourage future students to study a business degree. One of the Assistant Directors of BMAF will be inviting some of those who entered the competition to join a focus group which will form the student voice for BMAF.