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ERIC Number: ED566922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
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You're the Business--A Custom-Made Business Challenge for Modern Languages Students
Penet, Jean-Christophe
Modern Languages (ML) students often express concerns about their perceived lack of commercial awareness, worrying that this will put them at a disadvantage, compared with business graduates for instance, when applying for jobs. To try and change this perception, Newcastle University's School of Modern Languages (SML) teamed up with the Careers Service and two other Schools to design a custom-made, annual Business Challenge aimed at strengthening their business awareness and their confidence in their ability to thrive in a business-like environment. The challenge aims to make ML students engage with the concepts of enterprise and entrepreneurship, which can be crucial for those embarking on a career as freelance translator, for instance. It is also a way to expose students to a variety of employers, thus giving them a unique opportunity to network and to explore new avenues when applying for graduate schemes. A short list of references and links is included. [For the complete volume, "Employability for Languages: A Handbook," see ED566902.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)