Derby Business School showcases business intern talent

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 Derby Business School showcases business intern talent

Date posted: 9 May 2014

Derby Business School - at the University of Derby - staged a free event to connect students with companies looking for business interns.

The University has had a lot of success in placing its students with companies, gaining them valuable work experience and the host business a fresh perspective.  

Alex Dorr is an American basketball star playing with the Derby Trailblazers basketball club, while also studying for a Masters (MSc) degree in International Business at the University and working with its Team Derby sports initiative. He is currently on an internship with renowned clockmakers, Smith of Derby.

The Derby Business School Showcase Event on Thursday (May 8), at the University's main Kedleston Road site in Derby, brought together representatives of leading companies and degree students in Business, Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting and Finance; to see how they might work together in future.

Among the companies who attended were Smith of Derby, Lloyds Bank, the Irongate Group, Cherry Recruitment and Smith Cooper.

Bev Crighton, Employer Engagement Lead for the University, said: "We often find that temporary interns make such a good impression they are taken on permanently after they have completed their studies."

Companies interested in future Showcase events or in taking on a University business intern can contact Bev Crighton direct on email: , or call her on 01332 591813 or mobile 07717 347226.

For further press information please contact Sean Kirby, University of Derby Press and PR Officer, on 01332 591891 or email:

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