This is Katie Favell, a final year Retail Management student currently supported by ALS Tutor, Sarah Faulkner. Katie has just won the ‘Best in School Placement Student, 2011-2012 award within the School of Tourism.
Katie’s placement was at Meggit Avionics, Fareham from where her placement manager writes: “Katie showed a professional and organised approach far exceeding any expectations and within the first three months Katie had already taken on projects an experienced buyer would find challenging. Katie worked on her own initiative and then presented her findings and recommendations in a professional manner, clearly showing her understanding of all the business needs and how she was able to interpret these into actionable tasks”.
In a further accolade, Katie’s BU Placement Advisor commented: ” she should be acknowledged for her development, approach and achievements. She liaised with third party suppliers and developed her negotiation and persuasion skills to gain further savings and upgrades; I was astounded by her maturity and knowledge of the buying process”.
Supported by Sarah, Katie is now working on her final dissertation project on the current marketing trend for ‘pop-up’ shops’. We wish Katie every success for her future career.