Keele student among country’s top management undergraduates

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Alyson Bird

Posted on 04 May 2011

A Keele University student was a finalist in a competition looking for the country’s top management undergraduate.

Alyson Bird, who is in her second year studying Business Management and Psychology at Keele, was among 10 finalists in the management category of the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year awards.

Although she did not win the award, she so impressed the category sponsor Enterprise Rent-A-Car that they offered her a summer placement with the company.

The 20-year-old, who comes from Tamworth in Staffordshire, said: ““I was absolutely thrilled to make it to the final. It was a huge surprise, especially after meeting the other candidates.  The whole process was tough but great fun, and real eye-opener into what the interview process will be like after university. I am really looking forward to starting my internship with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the summer.”

The TARGETjobs Awards attracted nearly 4,000 entrants across the 12 categories and prizes were presented by the Rt Hon Michael Portillo at a ceremony at Canary Wharf in London.

Candidates had to undergo a three-stage application process including online tests, telephone interviews, assessment centres and face to face meetings.