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What happened after graduation?

Hi there everyone..!

It has been a while since the last time I wrote something. I actually thought that I would have had nothing else to say, however, I thought it would have been interesting writing something more about what happened after my graduation last June.

Right after graduation I actually flew to NYC for an amazing internship with a production company. During my time in NYC I met so many great people and learnt so much about one of my favourite industries (films & motion pictures) and had the time to read more about it during my commuting time. Useless to say, it was absolutely unforgettable and I am just so grateful for such an amazing opportunity 🙂

NYC team film

NYC view skyline

carlotta zorzi film NYCThe only reason why I managed to do something like this during the summer was because Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Graduation Day!

And so the time has finally come! Yesterday morning I graduated top of my class and received the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) Award! Such wonderful moments that I surely will never forget! My family and friends have been so supportive from the very first day of University and it was an emotional moment for all of us getting together the ceremony! Two schools graduated yesterday, but the ceremonies are still on for other departments. As for my day, after the ceremony in Usher Hall (gorgeous, by the way!) we all moved to Craiglockhart for a gathering moment with all the guests and lecturers. We then left and headed to a restaurant for a meal with all my guests, which was the perfect ending of my day. I am truly grateful for everyone who helped me achieve what I achieved, and for all the people who supported me throughout my time at Edinburgh Napier.

So, the question is…what’s next? Well, I’m gonna leave Edinburgh in a few days for an adventure in New York and then fly directly from there to Sweden for my master in Lund. And then, after that, hopefully I’ll land the job that I’m really longing for which is in film entertainment, and specifically in the movie trailers/promotion field.

As for you, incoming and current Edinburgh Napier students, good luck with your experience and with your future! As for soon-to-be graduates, here’s a selection of some good articles on ‘What to do after graduation’..hope you’ll enjoy them! 🙂

I won’t be writing blog posts anymore, or at least not as regularly as I used to because I need to focus on all the new things that are coming up soon! However, I’ll be receiving notifications anyways and I’ll be happy to reply to your enquiries if you contact me 🙂

Stay hungry, stay foolish!!

Best,

Carlotta!

 

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-1 week to Graduation: What’s next?

One week to go. ONE WEEK TO GO! This does not even sound real! My friends and family are gonna join me from Italy, Scotland and US and I truly can’t believe this moment is almost here. Everything is ready: my gown, photography and evening buffet for my guests. I feel excited just thinking about next week, but at the same time I have that bittersweet feeling that makes me realise that I’m gonna have to leave both Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier. This makes me so sad I can’t even explain! However, I’m sure I’ll always keep in touch through the Alumni community, which kind of makes me feel better 🙂

As many of you are (or will be) in my same situation very soon, I reckon you are going through my same concerns: Read the rest of this entry »

 

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10 steps for Edinburgh Napier students on how to land an internship

internship What would it be your first move in trying to find an internship? What would you Google, and what wouldn’t you?

In my previous blog post I mentioned that Edinburgh Napier offers the chance to get an internship as part of the degree only to some courses (as an elective module), so either if you won’t choose that as a module or if you don’t have such chance within your programme you should start preparing to approach companies to ask for work experience. So where to start? This is my top 10 list of things to do while looking for an internship, so here we go: Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Dissertation Submission and Last Presentations!

Dissertation Submitted!

Dissertation Submitted!

Today is the official submission date for dissertations for my course! Exciting times, but I must admit it does feel a little weird not having to worry about it anymore. I handed in mine a couple of days ago and I feel a little empty. I’m sure I’ll get used to this soon though 🙂 Now it’s time to work on the last big group project (which is worth 100%) and then my time at Napier will be done. SAD TIMES!

When you’ll get to this point yourselves, you may find that you’re a little lost. However, if you’ve been working on your ‘what to do after uni’ for a while I’m sure you’ll be fine. And if you haven’t…well, now it’s a good moment to start!

Don’t be afraid to ask your tutors for advice, they’ll be happy to help you figure out what’s the next step. I am very glad to be able to say that the support I received at Napier went well beyond the academic side of it, but helped me realise how to proceed after graduation.

If you’re not sure you’d like to complete your fourth year and so to complete your dissertation, think about it twice: you are given the chance to research a topic that you’re interested in, and so to create an incredibly valuable document for you and potential job applications afterwards. Why wasting this chance? 🙂
You won’t be left alone and you’ll find all the support you need to succeed. Also in terms of international students support, Napier will give you the chance to; attend free English classes to improve your second language (although these classes are open to everyone, not only to internationals), find out more about your credit transfer, help you with documents to travel around Europe. To find out more just follow the link. Furthermore, great support is given by ISAS which works under the Edinburgh Napier Students Association (NSA). ISAS can help you with:

  • Funding, Money Management and Debt
  • Housing – tenancy, deposits, disputes etc.
  • Immigration and Visa issues
  • Employment rights
  • Health and welfare
  • Consumer rights
  • Problems on course – appeals, complaints etc.

As you’ll be able to find in the link I just provided, “Advisers are here to listen, help you explore your options, and make an informed decision. They will not judge you or discuss your situation with anyone else outside ISAS unless you give your permission for this to happen. Where necessary they will write letters on your behalf and/or make telephone enquiries, accompany you to meetings and/or formal University hearings with the aim of negotiating a solution or resolving the problem.” If you feel like you could benefit from this, please email isas@napier.ac.uk.

To sum up, my point wanted to be that either if you’re a local or if an international student you’ll be able to find all the support you need. So don’t be afraid to make the next step and become a Napier student! Pack your bags and be ready for four amazing years which culminate with an amazing project that will open many doors for your and your career 🙂

Carlotta

 

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New Edinburgh Napier Prospectus: Have you Seen It?

Edinburgh Napier 2013 - 2014 Undergrad Prospectus

Edinburgh Napier 2013 – 2014 Undergrad Prospectus

Hi there peeps!

I bet you’re all super nervous/excited as in about one month you’ll all know if you’re admitted to study at Napier. Try not to freak out too much and be positive: if you’ve done your best and you really hope to get in, you will:) I still remember when I was waiting for the results, four years ago..hard to sleep, hard to wait! But then the results day arrived and
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Study Abroad – Part 1

198497_1935545989725_6005382_nHi everyone! Last week I talked about meeting friends from all over the world here at Napier, which made me think of the topic for this week: Study Abroad.

The fact that I moved to Edinburgh from Italy was already a sort of ‘study abroad’ experience for me, although I could not resist when I saw all the opportunities offered by the University to expand my studies in another country. Napier offers exchange opportunities for one or two semesters, either in Europe, US, China and even Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2012 in Career, Future, SJSU, Student Life

 

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