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Graduation Day!

Edinburgh Napier University graduationAnd 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! ­čÖé

This also means that I’m now officially an Edinburgh Napier Alumn, so my student status is officially over (bittersweet!!). However, I’ll keep writing this blog because I keep receiving interesting questions from all over the world in regards to studying at Edinburgh Napier. So stay in the loop with future updates and feel free to contact me to find out more about living and studying in Edinburgh ­čÖé

Stay hungry, stay foolish!!

Carlotta

 

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-1 week to Graduation: What’s next?

Credits to: https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghNapierUniversity

Credits to: https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghNapierUniversity

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 ­čÖé

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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Edinburgh Napier Campuses: Where and what?

napier_university_edinburgh_rmjm220208_1If you are getting ready to move to Edinburgh to begin your studies at Edinburgh Napier, you should be aware of the campuses that the University has for all the different faculties. The easiest way to get around is with Lothian Buses, and I’ll list the most common bus numbers right after every campus. 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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Student Discounts: How to Make the Most of Your Student Status

STUDENT-DISCOUNTAs you are approaching the results for your degree at Edinburgh Napier, there is something you should do before you move here and freak out about the cost of living: being a student in Edinburgh is fantamagic.

In fact, your student status will allow you to get many discounts in several stores around the city. I know it sounds crazy (especially if from where you come from you’re lucky to get a special price just for your transportation), but here’s a list Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Edinburgh and Friends from all over the World!

469663_3974019710294_1465454498_oWhen I first moved to Edinburgh I did not know anyone. But that was the engine of my┬áenthusiasm to start with uni and meet all my new friends. If you are about to move to Edinburgh and ┬ádon’t really know what’s gonna happen, please keep reading:)

Since the very first Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Being an International Student in Edinburgh

Oh my, I look like a baby here!

Hi lads and lassies out there!

Here I am again. This week I thought I could tell you a little more about myself and how I ended up to study here in Edinburgh.
I was born in Italy 22 years ago (Veneto is my homebase) and I’ve always dreamt of living abroad to improve my language skills and experience a┬ácompletely┬ánew cultural environment. Now, you may argue that Europe is Europe and so cultures are not that different from each other…….well, I would say that probably differences are not like Western-Eastern countries, but believe me: what I found here was very different from what I was used to. Was I happy? Yes. Edinburgh is simply Read the rest of this entry »

 

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