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Online Graduate Profile Igor Barteczko 17/01/2018  
Name: Igor Barteczko

quote: [NTU is very friendly and supportive. It is also a busy place with a fascinating and well established culture of getting people from A to B in life.]

Course: BArch Hons Architecture
Year: 2010
Job title: RIBA Part 2 Architectural Assistant
Employer: B3 Architects

Current role?
Producing architectural information

Typical day?
CAD design work, problem solving, learning new skills, being creative, speaking to various professionals, making clients aspirations come to life.

Career developments?
Its been up and down, a little left a little right, at times 180 degrees but mostly very surprising. I would not call it a career anymore but rather a calling and a responsibility.

Challenges?
Lots, and I overcome most by learning fast. The harder ones required patience and those that were too difficult - well these can either break or make you, but there are no shortcuts.

Your NTU experience?
It has given me a belief in myself and conviction that I can do more and be more than I am.

Advice for others?
Find out quickly your calling and follow it, but understand that everything is interconnected and everything comes at a price.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
NTU is very friendly and supportive. It is also a busy place with a fascinating and well established culture of getting people from A to B in life.

Career highlights?
Working on amazing projects with amazing people. But mostly finding meaning in the work I am doing.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
My own logic, which has at times failed me, but my inspiration has come from those before me who have spent entire lives making sense of the world and bringing us amazing new discoveries and innovations. I take inspiration in being able to add a little bit to their achievements.

Plans for the future?
Let's say these are ambitious because they involve being part of the solution and not part of the problem. I want to pursue carbon neutral tech to allow people to live their lives more efficiently.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/igorbarteczko/
Online Graduate Profile Andrew J Birks 17/01/2018  
Name: Andy Birks

quote: [Work experience is invaluable. Offer to work for free if there is an industry/company you want to work for.]

Course: BSc Hons Combined Science and Sport
Year: 1999
Job title: Chief Operating Officer
Employer: Sheffield United Football Club

Current role?
Managing the operational side of the business.

Typical day?
Varied - many meetings and planning for future events and income generating ideas.

Career developments?
Very diverse - joined a graduate scheme for a tools distributor, sales, recruitment, IT, e-fulfilment and sport.

Challenges?
Plenty, especially regarding managing and developing people.

Your NTU experience?
A great experience and learning how to get the best out of people with different backgrounds and motivations.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
Brilliant - loved every minute and would recommend it in a heartbeat!

Any exam revision tips?
Time management - prioritise on the key areas and get the balance between work and play!

Career highlights?
Attaining my dream job! I have always dreamt of running my club I supported since I was 4yrs old!

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
Several mentors/managers. I still meet for dinner with three different managers/directors with one giving me my first job! Never be afraid of asking for help and advice!

Advice for others?
Use your network. LinkedIn profile is key, be professional and use it as your "shop window". Help others and you will be amazed by the opportunities that presents. Charitable work is also crucial and very rewarding to undertake and appreciate the opportunities you have had.

Any tips for job seeking / interviews / careers?
Work experience is invaluable. Offer to work for free if there is an industry/company you want to work for. Learning and experiencing is key for demonstrating how employable you are! Always be positive and enthusiastic with an open mind to try new ideas.

Plans for the future?
Help to get Sheffield United back into the Premiership!

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-birks-b9161915/
Online Graduate Profile Samantha Cooper 17/01/2018  
Name: Samantha Cooper
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quote: [NTU gave me the ability to study for both undergrad and postgraduate degrees, with plenty of encouragement to continue onto further study.]

Course: MRes English Literary Research
Year: 2017
Job title: Junior Editor
Employer: Warner's Group Publications

Current role?
Sourcing and editing projects, features and news for Stitch magazine.

Typical day?
Answering emails from clients, advertisers and members of the public submitting stories and pictures. Editing projects, including photographing projects that have been sent in. Organising future editions.

Career developments?
Three months after finishing my masters I was offered the job as Junior Editor.

Challenges?
I was pregnant during my masters, and gave birth only two weeks after submitting my final dissertation. Dealing with a difficult pregnancy while trying to write my dissertation was very challenging, however I persevered and now have two degrees, a beautiful daughter, and an amazing grad job.

Your NTU experience?
It gave me the ability to study for both undergrad and postgraduate degrees, with plenty of encouragement to continue onto further study.

Advice for others?
There's no such thing as a 'pointless' degree - we all have a right to study what we want, and you'll be amazed where it can lead you.

How friendly and supportive an environment did you find Nottingham Trent?
Very much so, especially during undergrad.

Career highlights?
Achieving my degree whilst heavily pregnant.

Where have you taken your advice and inspiration from?
From important people in my life, and indeed my own passion to continuously grow and learn.

Plans for the future?
Build my position in the publishing industry.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/scooper1994/
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