Transition Back to University – HPC International Supply Chain Placement Blog – Post 3

Welcome Back!

This blog entry is dedicated to my transition back to university. I will tell you more about my busy summer schedule and the transition back to the academic setting following a year in industry.

Personal reflection

After completing a year working in industry as a full-time employee, I spent my summer reflecting on the invaluable learning experience that it provided and defining my long-term career aspirations through the means of the new skills I acquired. Having worked in a number of different departments across the organization and having truly immersed myself in the depths of the project, I am more convinced than ever that doing a placement as part of my studies was the right decision for me. Moreover, having the opportunity to expand my knowledge in the areas that are of greatest interest to me - the energy sector, and also the international strategy of a company, was really exciting for me. Spending the third component of my placement with EDF in Paris and having the opportunity to learn another language has not only contributed towards my personal and professional development but also motivated me to continue building upon my language skills. As a result of being exposed to learning a new language, I was inspired to continue developing my other language skills and decided to pursue a certificate in Spanish.

Please, find the full version of placement student Anna-Mariya Kandzhova's blog entry here.  

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