As supporters of the University of Worcester, Hewett Recruitment have now sponsored the “Prize for Best Undergraduate Business Student” award for 5 consecutive years, celebrating the outstanding work of our local students and all they have achieved.
The recipient of the “Best Undergraduate Business Student” for the 2019/20 academic year was the very talented international student, Aude Réty.
It has been an unusual year, with many graduations and associated celebrations put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, we wanted to ensure we were able to congratulate Aude on her wonderful accomplishments.
Hewett Recruitment Director, Ben Mannion, commented “we are delighted to support the University and its students. Even amongst all of the trials and tribulations of the last 12 months, it’s great to be able to celebrate success.”
He observed “Our MD Louise Hewett is a Fellow of the University and initiated the award many years ago. It’s really interesting to meet the Business prize winners, as every year it has been a very different individual, with really different backgrounds.
I think Aude is the first person to go in to recruitment” he laughed.
We virtually ‘met up’ with Aude over a recent video call.
Ben initiated the conversation by, of course, passing on our congratulations to Aude for receiving the “Best Undergraduate Business Student” award sponsored by Hewett Recruitment at the University of Worcester.
We were keen to find out a little more about Aude and her plans moving forward…
We learnt that Aude is currently working part-time as a recruiter for a good company, alongside her Masters studies.
While studying, Aude completed a year in industry as part of her course at the University of Worcester, working on Product Management for an insurance company based in Munich, Germany.
“I really valued the year in industry, I think it’s great if you make that link because it’s so valuable. It also completely changed my university experience when I came back.”
Why did you choose to study at the University of Worcester Business School?
Aude responded “I researched the courses in international business and Worcester was one of the places I visited. I also visited “bigger” universities so to speak, but the atmosphere at Worcester stood out to me, I really liked it.
It was a great choice because I had the opportunity to do a placement year abroad, the lecturers were always really responsive and happy to help, so I never regretted it at all. It was such a great experience that allowed me to do so many things! I’m really grateful”
What was your impression of the City of Worcester?
“Compared to Berlin, it is much smaller” she joked, “but I really like that you can be in the countryside very quickly and I think over the years, I’ve seen the fruition of both the city and the University, so the growth potential is great. Especially regarding the medical school at the University – it’s amazing!”
Clare Taylor, Course Leader Business Programmes at Worcester Business School commented:
“Aude’s achievement in her final year was outstanding and this award is truly well deserved. The competition for this important award was fierce with some exceptional talent in the School. Completing a year in industry makes a real difference to how students, in this final year, can apply academic theory to organizational practice and make real connections between the world of work and their studies. This is the case for Aude following her year in Germany – not forgetting her diligence, focus and hard work during this last crucial year of her degree. Delighted she was so successful – very well deserved. I am sure a very rewarding career awaits her on completion of her Masters.”