My name is Dario Zavagno and I am in my third year (placement year) studying Business Studies and Sports Sciences. The reason I chose to study at Brunel University London is that it was one of the only universities that provided my course.
In addition, I was blown away by the amazing sports facilities that Brunel University London were able to provide. Overall I have enjoyed my course a great deal and have found there are many links between the two subjects. During my time at University I feel I have developed as a person and grown up a lot.
I believe that I have developed many skills through the sports teams I play in, whilst also becoming more confident as a person through the various presentations I have had to complete for my modules. I am currently working in the Corporate Strategy department at Canon Europe in Stockley Park in Uxbridge.
I am involved in various projects and have been given a deeper knowledge about the Camera, Video and Print and Scanner products/ market. The part of my placement that has impressed me the most would be working on projects that are senior for the company.
These projects are shown to the CEO and are potential areas that the company could move into. I would strongly argue that my placement has helped me for the better. I have learned how to work in a corporate environment, how to communicate with senior members of a company, how to present to executives of a company and also how to utilise each team member’s skill set to ensure the outcome you require.