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Bitesize - Securing a free placement student from DMU this summer

49 Oxford Street, Leicester, The Innovation Centre Co-working Café
15/03/2018 (12:30-13:00)
Please register by emailing

Join David Gordon, Associate Professor and Head of Executive Company Projects at DMU to find out more about opportunities to secure a short-term placement student to help your business grow.

Leicester Castle Business School offers organisations an opportunity to benefit from the skills and perspective of a master’s student whilst also providing valuable work experience.

Executive Company Projects (ECP’s) are an alternative to a traditional theory-based dissertation, giving students the chance to apply their knowledge and experience to a specific business issue.

Executive Company Project students are available from February to April and from June to August and are offered in two forms:

An on-site ‘internship’ where the student conducts business research tasks at the business premises

A ‘consultative’ project which is conducted remotely, enabled via Skype, email and telephone

Every business has times when they need a skilled resource for a short period e.g. to investigate an initiative or research and remedy an issue. Usually employees have limited time to spare on these projects or the budget is not available to hire staff.

The Executive Company Project is a resource that businesses can utilise for exactly this situation. Master’s students are equipped with significant skills that are useful to businesses e.g. social media, financial analysis, business process re-engineering, digital marketing, customer and competitor intelligence and analysis, international trade, project and risk management.

Benefits of an ECP:

Valuable consultancy for your business

Support with solving a current business challenge

Multilingual speakers to assist with international business research e.g. exporting

Work with a master’s student trained in the latest business skills to add value to your organisation

Credible, current knowledge for both the student and the employer


This is a free talk, however please register your interest in advance by emailing

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