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Mhorag Doig receives prestigious award from MBA careers organisation

  • 5 August 2016
Mhorag Doig receives prestigious award from MBA careers organisation

ERI member of staff, Mhorag Doig, was has been awarded the coveted ‘Mel Penn New Member Recognition Award’ for 2016 by the MBA Career Service & Employer Alliance.

This award recognises an MBA Career Service & Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA) member of less than three years who has made a significant contribution to a standing committee or conference committee resulting in improvements to processes and/or achieved results beyond expectation.

The MBA CSEA is a global association of over 800 business school career services professionals and employer (recruiter) representatives who focus on careers development and recruiting of MBA and specialist master students. The association holds the standards for MBA rankings reporting (to the FT) and is a network for sharing best practice in postgraduate skills and career development.

Mhorag has been involved in the association’s European conference for the last three years, and this year she was the co-chair. This involved managing the volunteer team, designing the programme and chairing the conference over its three day duration. This year’s conference attracted over 160 delegates, making it the largest European conference in the history of MBA CSEA.

Dr John R. Bertrand, Chair of the MBA CSEA Awards Committee, said;

“Mhorag has been a major contributor to the success of our annual European Conference. We greatly depend upon our volunteers to run this international organization and it is because of members like Mhorag that we are able to maintain such high standards.”

Mhorag works within the University of Edinburgh Business School where she specialises in the development and facilitation of university/industry collaboration activity, working with businesses to design and support their engagement with academics and students.

Gordon Donald, ERI’s Chief Operating Officer, said;

“I was delighted to learn of Mhorag’s recent Mel Penn award and recognition from the MBA Career Service & Employer Alliance. Mhorag has made a hugely positive impression with MBA CSEA; however I’m not surprised as Mhorag, with her energy and proactivity creates a very positive impression with all whom she works with and is a credit to the ERI team.”

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