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International management students get the assessment centre experience

Posted on 30/01/2012

Over 150 MSc International Management students were put through the rigour of a graduate-track assessment centre last week. Devised by the Careers and Employability Service to simulate a key aspect of graduate recruitment, the students experienced online tests, interviews, group exercises and presentations.

The assessment centre, run as part of the Professional Skills Programme, was facilitated by students on the MBA International Management. The MSc students were able to benefit from the professional experience of the MBAs, and received relevant feedback from them on their performance. Careers consultants and members of academic staff from the School of Management provided the MBAs with feedback on their coaching and facilitative skills.

MBA student Kosuke Azumai found the experience valuable:

"It was a great opportunity to know how a recruiter observes candidates in an assessment centre. Also, I could learn what I should improve by responding to the questions from MSc students."

Head of the College Careers Service, Elizabeth Wilkinson, welcomed the collaboration and said it allowed the MBA students to put into practice much of the skills development they have been undertaking.


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