October 2017 Edition

Throwback Season

Things are really gathering pace at the Institute this month, as both sides of the Atlantic have been on the Autumn universities recruitment programme. On this front we would like to thank all the alumni who have assisted us at the various fairs by sharing their experiences of their time on the programme. We are really grateful for this, and are certain it makes a big difference for potential candidates to be able to talk to someone who has recently participated in the programme.

In fact, there is plenty for our alumni to get involved with as you will see in this issue, such as photo competitions, and the opportunity to Refer a Friend to actually do the programme.

Meanwhile, alumni membership on Mountbatten Connect continues to rise, with numbers on their way to 1,700. It's great to see alumni connecting across the intakes and programmes, posting their own jobs, and events etc., and it's a useful tool to find out which alumni are also based in your area or your company.

We would like to wish all those who celebrate Halloween, a Happy one, but be warned, don't eat too much candy!

Refer a friend

Do you have any friends or contacts who would love to live, work and study abroad on the Mountbatten program? If you know of anyone who might have what it takes, please help us spread the word.

There's something in it for both of you! If the person you refer gets placed on our March 2018 intake, both you and them will receive a $50/£40 Amazon Voucher.

How to refer: It's simple - just send a quick email to Amanda Roden ( and cc. the person you'd like to refer. We will take it from there.

of the Month

Angelina Burgess (nee Moska)
New York Sep 1995

"Many of my students have been inspired by my experiences and achievements in NY and with Mountbatten - I feel I was able to motivate them and encourage their aspirations. I have so many very happy memories of my time on the Mountbatten programme, and will always be grateful for the incredible experience."

Read the full article

Throwback Photo Competition

Final call! Upload your best photos from your time on Mountbatten to the "Throwback Photo Competition" album in Mountbatten Connect. The photo with the most likes will receive a $25/£20 Amazon giftcard. The winner will be announced shortly. No limit to entries!

Entrepreneurial Alumni

Charles Canning-Smith

New York, August 2012

Charles, a graduate of the University of Northumbria, is the CEO of Chocolate Mobile, a company that markets apps, games and content for smart phones on a revenue share basis. He does this all over the world (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and India to name a few), by partnering with games developers and interesting content providers who have a great product but need help to tap into global markets. Charles is also a Managing Partner at Ballpark Ventures, a venture capital firm with a focus on the mobile and early-stage technology segments. Read full article.

A Day In The Life

Oliver Stringer

New York, March 2010

Oliver, a graduate of The University of Liverpool, is the Senior Destination Manager at Expedia, Inc, currently based in London. He manages a team of 8 account managers, and together they manage the relationships with partners that supply Expedia with fun products such as Broadway show tickets, Louvre Museum tours, scuba diving in Mexico to Segway tours in Chicago. Oliver got the job soon after returning from his year in New York. Read full article.

Universities Recruitment Round-up

We would like to personally thank the following alumni from the New York programme for assisting at the universities below. Mostly alumni assisted at the university they graduated from, and this meant potential candidates could really identify with them:

Aston University - Hamza Khan (NY, Aug 2016)
Brunel University - Harpreet Mangat (NY, Sep 2010)
Leeds University - Caitlin Williams (NY, Aug 2015)
UCL - Nik Gupta (NY, Aug 2011)
Queen Mary University of London - Mehul Damani & Samar Malik (NY, Sep 2005 & Aug 2014)
National Graduate Careers Fair, Olympia London - Charlie Parker, Oliver Stringer & Alexis Severis (NY, Aug 2015, Mar 2010 & Aug 2011)
Edinbugh University - Gareth Evans & David Taylor (NY, Sep 2005 & NY, Aug 2012)
University of Reading - Juliet Njeru (NY, Sep 2007)
Nottingham Trent University - Anton Muszanskyj (NY, Jan 2006)
Manchester Metropolitan, Liora Tamam (NY, Aug 2015)

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