Eugenia Boadi's story
MBA in Global Business 2019-2020
Eugenia Boadi has recently completed her MBA in Global Business. Eugenia is a passionate advocate for student self-learning and development and really made the most of all of the opportunities available to students at Coventry University London. As part of our 10-year anniversary celebrations, she has shared some of her favourite moments of her time here, and her top tips to make the most out of the Coventry University London experience.
“I heard about Coventry University London through my little brother, as he was already studying in the UK. The main thing which drew my attention and attracted me to study here was the fantastic opportunity to complete a Professional Development Simulation.
“Being in the heart of London had such an impact on my experience, as each time you walk down the street you are inspired by all of the businesses that are around. Every day you see something new – there’s a street market, a coffee shop that’s different from what you know, there’s always new things opening up. There are a lot of activities in London too which you can be a part of so just being in the centre of it all made it really easy to get access.
“I’m incredibly appreciative of the people I met at Coventry University London, the teachers, the friends I have made and the network I have built, even outside of my studies. The little things which were added to the course, such as the Professional Development Simulation and the opportunity to be a part of the High Flyers programme opened me up to be a part of a different network that I didn’t find in my classroom. Coventry University London gives you the opportunity to network with people even after the course has finished which I am so appreciative of.
“As I was sitting in my classes, I would always try to apply what I was learning to my life, maybe because of what I wanted out of my course. For example, in the Leading in Change module of my course I thought about what does and doesn’t fit in terms of my personal life, my professional life or my social life – it allowed me to see my strengths and weaknesses and what management skills I found useful. Those are the soft skills I took from the courses. You can gain knowledge anywhere, but the soft skills that you can’t get from a book, I learnt at Coventry University London.
“Whatever your reason is for wanting to study at Coventry University London, be aware of that reason but don’t hold on too much to it – be open to everything because there is so much more you can access within the university in terms of people, your course and in terms of opportunities. Once you are open and curious you get so much more from your experience. When I arrived I spoke to the Talent team, I asked questions about the Professional Development Simulation, I asked about High Flyers, and once you ask about those things, you get noticed and when there are opportunities available people will remember you as being interested. I would also really recommend giving yourself to service – I was a student ambassador and a student rep which opens avenues for you to learn, meet new people and gain new opportunities.
“My fondest memories of my time at Coventry University London are definitely the time I spent in High Flyers, the Professional Development Simulation and the ‘Leading through Change’ module. The teaching is so current and the people I met through these opportunities have inspired me so much. I am incredibly proud to now be working with the Professional Development Simulation external partner Dragon Learning, to help convert these simulations for online delivery.”