There are many reasons to do a full time Masters at Henley Business School, and one is that it packs all that learning into 12 months, meaning that you are soon ready to embark on the next stage of your life.
One year passes really quickly though, and post-graduate study is a once in a lifetime experience, not just 180 academic credits, so, to get the most out of your time it’s vital to think through what you want before you start, and to understand the points of the year when your studies are really intense.
For example, maybe you want to make the most of being in a new country, either through travelling around it as much as possible or embedding yourself in the culture by taking a part-time job or volunteering opportunity off campus.
Or maybe you’re keen to jump straight from the course into employment, so you want to ensure that you have all the skills, knowledge and experience needed by the time you’re making applications – bearing in mind that this might be in the same month that your course starts if you’re looking to join a graduate training programme in Strategy Consulting or Investment Banking.
One thing’s for certain, you’ll need more going on in your life than just study, and the great news is that Reading Uni Student Union (RUSU) has an enormous range of activities you can get involved in, whether you are looking to carry on your current hobbies, or try something new. The added value is that employers love to receive applications from people with a hinterland because those types of people tend to have lots of skills that are easy to transfer into work.
Whatever you pack your time with at Henley, you can get help setting your objectives and planning your actions by contacting the Henley Careers team as soon as you receive your offer of a place on the course.
We look forward to helping you achieve your goals
By Graham Philpott, Henley Careers