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Online Graduate Profile Taruni Goyal 19/04/2017  
Name: Taruni Goyal
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quote: [Everyone at Nottingham Trent was always available to help me at every phase of the course.]

Course: PG Dip Fashion and Textiles
Year: 2016
Job title: Fashion Designer
Employer: Shabham & Taruni

Current role?
In the year 2015, me and my friend, Shubham Yadav collaborated in partnership to form our brand 'Shubham & Taruni'. We are at the stage of making it flourish, as the brand is not very old. We are involved in fashion shows, exhibitions, client orders etc. To achieve this, it involves all aspects of the design process.

Typical day?
A day for me is not fixed. It depends on the requirement. Some days could be extremely busy, some moderate and some comparatively relaxed. When a deadline is approaching then it is a time of sleepless nights too.

Career developments?
Every warrior has the right to indulge in combat with their weapon of choice; we chose to be designers, thus exploration would help us obtain a better comprehension of the dynamics of our field.
Each and every day that comes in our lives has a new acquaintance to learn from, which most of the time we are not aware of. Hence, this journey was a part of this continuing learning process.
The journey has been full of hard work but has been very interesting as well. It has been a journey of tremendous amount of learning too. There were a lot of exposures in the UK, like participating and showcasing garments in the New Designers Exhibition in London, and doing an internship with a brand in Nottingham. All this was part of setting a benchmark to establish a brand and make an independent collection.
Fortunately, we were honoured to launch our first collection through the platform of Asian Designer Week, being selected among the top 5 in the New Gen Category.

Challenges?
Whenever something is done for the first time, it is an experience as well as a challenge. First of all, launching of a new brand and then taking it forward did see many challenges, but through hard work, dedication and willingness, it could be solved.

Your NTU experience?
There were a lot of opportunities in the UK, like participating and showcasing garment in the New Designers Exhibition in London and doing an internship with a brand in Nottingham. All this was part of setting a benchmark to establish a brand and make an independent collection.

Any exam revision tips?
My course was practical based. Research should be extensive and various aspects created or found, should all collaborate together. Research done is meaningful so should be kept as record, but not necessary that all of it has to be used for the final project.

Advice for others?
Always follow your passion and do what your heart says. There will be a number of confusions and obstacles in the path. You have to grab every opportunity that comes your way and is right for you and it will take you closer to your dream.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
Everyone at Nottingham Trent was always available to help me at every phase of the course. Being in a completely new continent, it was difficult initially to cope up with the different processes. Eventually with support, I didn't feel that it was a new place and started understanding what the course demanded.

Career highlights?
The most important highlight of my career was when our brand got selected in the New Gen category amongst the top 5 in Asian Designer Week. We got the privilege to launch our summer resort collection sharing the stage with a number of popular designers from all over Asia.

Top tips for career progression?
First of all, a strong portfolio is required. It should be striking and unique and should reflect your own personality. Then, probably, it will have some originality. There should be some actual garments, fabrics etc. for feel.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
I try to take advice and inspiration from anywhere and everywhere. After that, I analysed and did what I thought was right for me. At every phase of life, whether big or small, I took advice and was inspired. Then, it was time to do what the heart says.

Plans for the future?
I want to be always associated with fashion. Presently, I am towards fashion. In future, I might want to explore more related to marketing, visual etc. but I am not sure at the moment.
Online Graduate Profile Emmanuel Probst 13/04/2017  
Name: Emmanuel Probst
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quote: [NBS provided me with a framework, as structure to gain knowledge. The point is not only in what I learned through my degree. Most importantly, it taught me how to research and learn new skills.]

Course: Doctor of Business Administration, Consumer Psychology
Year: 2010
Job title: Director, Media & Digital and Instructor, Consumer Market Research
Employer: Kantar Millward Brown and UCLA

Current role?
At Kantar Millward Brown, I help advertisers measure and optimize the impact of their advertising campaigns. At University of California at Los Angeles, I teach Consumer Market Research to professional and post-graduates students.

Typical day?
I read industry news for about an hour. Then, I work with my KMB clients for most of the day. At night, I work on my UCLA classes and write articles for upcoming publications.

Career developments?
I could not have secured my faculty position at UCLA if I had not earned a DBA from NBS.

Challenges?
I had to learn Advertising research. The key is in constantly educating oneself. I attend webinars every week and conferences every month, along with reading industry publications everyday.

Your NTU experience?
NBS provided me with a framework, as structure to gain knowledge. The point is not only in what I learned through my degree. Most importantly, it taught me how to research and learn new skills.

Advice for others?
Dream big!

Career highlights?
Securing a position at UCLA, one of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. and starting on my book projects.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
Books, including 'Poke the Box' from Seth Godin, and 'It's Not How Good You Are, it's How Good You Want to Be' by Paul Arden.

Plans for the future?
To publish my book on Emotional Branding in 2018.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmanuelprobst/
Online Graduate Profile Holly C Fenton 12/04/2017  
Name: Holly Fenton
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quote: [I really embraced my learning opportunity at Nottingham Trent. I found the lecturers always willing to help out when I inevitably had more questions, queries and follow ups.]

Course: BA Hons Business Studies
Year: 2006
Job title: Managing Director
Employer: FH Insights

Current role?
I am a trainer and coach, so that involves designing and delivering training programmes and working one-on-one with individuals to help them realise their potential and overcome challenges they are facing at work. The training courses I run could be helping people to improve their interpersonal skills, managing and leading others or working better in teams. On an individual level I use StrengthsFinder to help people discover their natural talents, turn them into strengths and apply them productively at work.

Typical day?
When I am training the days are full on, non-stop on my feet facilitating a group of about 16 people. I love the interaction with people and that no two groups are the same. When I am not training I am working on developing new materials, running marketing for the business or meeting with clients and new prospects. The thing I enjoy most about working for myself is the flexibility it brings, that and also that on most days I can bring my dog to work!

Career developments?
When I left Nottingham Trent I got a full time job with a great software business in Nottingham that had employed me on my placement year. I worked in the marketing department and learnt lots (thanks Will and all at Union Square!). After four years there I relocated to Dubai, a decision influenced more by the sun and lifestyle than the job! After a year working in marketing for an events company I decided to branch out and set up my own company in training and development. I retrained as a trainer in the US and have been learning ever since. Looking back it was a huge risk but one that has paid off!

Challenges?
Setting up a business was really challenging. Probably the hardest thing was at the start having to do everything myself and having no one to lean on. Staying focussed on the goal helped me to keep going. The boosts that came from early clients and the feedback from training attendees were also really motivating.

Your NTU experience?
I think I really embraced my learning opportunity at Nottingham Trent. I found the lecturers always willing to help out when I inevitably had more questions, queries and follow ups. If they found me irritating they hid it well! I specialised in Entrepreneurship at NTU and knew that I wanted one day to set up my own business. The course gave me the confidence that I could do it.

Any exam revision tips?
Find out what works for you and craft a revision schedule around that. For example if you work best with others then organise group revision sessions. If you like some background noise work from a cafe. No one revision plan will work for everyone.

Advice for others?
A couple of things come to mind, firstly, find a job that you get excited about. We are in work for a LOT of our lives and it shouldn't be a place we dread to go.
Second once you have that job, don't be afraid to ask for what you want and need from others. People don't go around looking for opportunities to help you or make your life easier or better, you usually have to ask for that. And if they say no, it's not end of the world.

Your top tip for interviews?
Understand what you USP is - how are you different to all the other candidates. Everyone says they have good communication skills and work well in a team or on their own - this gets old quick for recruiters.

Career highlights?
Every day I am still in business is a highlight! I feel very lucky to be doing something I love in an amazing city.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
I am constantly learning new things and taking inspiration from everywhere - whether it is people I know who are following their dreams or high profile business leaders.

Plans for the future?
In the future I plan to continue to expand the training business in Dubai and beyond. We are already taking on contracts throughout the Middle East and in the UK.

<https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-fenton-5b58278/>
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