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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 πŸ™‚

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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Easter Break: 10 things to do in Edinburgh

The Meadows during Spring!

The Meadows during Spring!

Hi there peeps!

I guess many of you are very happy about the beginning of Easter Break this week πŸ™‚ I will mostly spend my break on editing my dissertation, BUT when you’ll start your career as a student here in Edinburgh don’t miss out this breakdown list – or you’ll regret it!

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Study Abroad – Part 2

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My friend Ka Wing & I with Phil, our communication lecturer.

As last week I briefly talked about my exchange experience, I thought that it was not enough! This week I’d like to give you some more insights about what exchange can offer. Given that, what I’m gonna talk about is the difference in academics and the opportunity to travel.

First of all, the the UK system is really different to what I found in the US. When you start studying at Edinburgh Napier, you must get used to tight deadlines and high-value assessment (e.g. 60% and 40%, or 70% and 30%). Despite there are usually fewer assignments (including exams), research needs to be really deep and thought through. On the other hand, what I found in the US was more frequent coursework and more opportunities to get extra credits (and so to raise your overall grade) – although research did not need to be as detailed as it needs to be at Napier. Grades are another main difference: my average in the US was A – which definitely 46249_1576069923048_1003849_nhelped my self esteem! πŸ™‚ Here in the UK, you pass with 40%, get a merit with 65% and you’re a genius if you take 70% or more (and even genius grades don’t usually get to over 85%). Now, it may sound scary – but the fact is that if your average is 70% you still can get a degree that is worth it 1:1 (First). So this is a warming for both students who are planning on studying in the US, as well as US students who are coming to study here….just, don’t freak out, you’re fine πŸ˜‰ In both cases, Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2012 in Exchange, Student Life, Travels, US

 

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