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Old Girl returns to share 'year in industry' experiences
14 September 2018
On Tuesday, we were delighted to welcome Old Girl Henrietta Mooney back to EHS to deliver a presentation about her placement year in industry working for retail giant Debenhams.
Currently a student at Nottingham Trent University, Henrietta spoke about her experiences as a trainee assistant buyer and the many benefits that taking a placement year can offer students ahead of graduation.
Her presentation focused on why a placement year should be considered and the benefits of building industry contacts ahead of graduation, as well as practical advice and tips such as how and when to apply for placements. The girls were fascinated to hear more about Henrietta’s role in the buying department, which included managing and monitoring product delivery, meeting with suppliers about new season products, and costing and negotiations.
Thank you again to Henrietta for delivering what was a very valuable and inspirational session for our girls.