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Student employee of the year awards

28 July 2020

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L-R: Mayuresh Waghmare, Dr Jane Lynch, Gregorio Andrade, Summer Clairmonte and Esmee Peters from the University Twente at the International Research Study of Public Procurement in Cardiff in September 2019.

A group of Cardiff Business School students have picked up the Best Team award at the Institutional Stage of the Student Employee of the Year Awards 2020.

Undergraduates Summer Clairmonte (BSc Business Management) and Mayuresh Waghmare (BScEcon Economics) together with Cardiff MBA student Gregorio Andrade were recognised by the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) for successfully combining a part-time job alongside their studies and making an exceptional contribution to their employing organisation.

The team were nominated by Dr Jane Lynch, Reader in Procurement at Cardiff Business School, after supporting her to organise an international research study on public procurement.

She said: “Each student had a high-level of responsibility managing delegates who were senior government advisors and practitioners from 15 countries. They also took notes for us during a three-day research workshop focusing on the procurement of innovation...”

“We’re now developing journal outputs based on the data they recorded for us. So, their involvement has been really invaluable and I’m so happy that they’ve received this institutional recognition for it. Fingers crossed that their success continues at the regional and national stages.”

Professor Jane Lynch Professor of Procurement

Following the institutional stages, winners go on to compete in the regional finals against candidates from other universities within their geographical region.

Regional winners will then go on to compete at the NASES Student Employee of the Year Awards final.

All three students are scheduled to graduate this summer as part of Cardiff University’s virtual graduation celebrations.

Following her work placement with Dr Lynch, Summer has since secured a procurement role with 2Buy2 based in Bridgend.

“The International Research Study of Public Procurement project was an excellent opportunity to work alongside senior professionals from all over the world involved in the area of work I’m interested in. And, the experience solidified my intent to pursue a career in procurement.”

Summer Clairmonte BSc Business Management

“I volunteered to do a week of work experience at 2buy2 during my final year and was later offered the role of Purchasing Co-ordinator.”

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