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Salvador Torres crowned LUMS Placement Student of the Year

The finalists

16 March 2017

A Management and Entrepreneurship student has beaten five other finalists to be named the 2017 Placement Student of the Year.

A judging panel of employers and senior members of staff chose Salvador Torres as the winner at a ceremony on Wednesday.

Salvador, a final year student on the BA Management and Entrepreneurship programme, did a year-long placement at L’Oreal last year as part of his course.

In making the award, LUMS Head of Employability Louise Briggs said that Salvador had achieved tangible results during his placement. She also praised his tenacity and the way he had challenged organisational norms.

Other finalists included:

  • Jack White, a BSc Marketing Management student who worked at Microsoft
  • Laura Minelli from the BBA Management (Study Abroad) who went to Boots
  • Nasser Mansurali from BBA Management who went to RWE Npower
  • Emma Tran, also from BBA Management (Study Abroad) who completed a placement at Warner Bros
  • Pietro Piantanida , BBA Management (Study Abroad), who worked at IBM

The awards are organised by the LUMS Careers, Alumni and Employer Relations team, and aim to recognise the huge impact which placement students have had on their organisations, as well we the way they have developed personally and professionally.

The judging panel consisted of; Louise Briggs, LUMS Head of Careers, Alumni and Employer Engagement; Nigel Lockett, Dean for Engagement; Mohammad Shahidinejad from IBM; James Hill from Accenture; and Fiona Corlett from Warner Bros.

Louise Briggs thanked participants for their “wonderful” presentations, which had featured many different formats varying from a rap to a children’s story.  She also praised the finalists for their self-awareness gained, and for their willingness to go over and above what had been set to do.

“You are all very brave,” she said. “The event today has been wonderful. It’s been magnificent to see what you have been doing.”