So in last week’s post I mentioned that I was going with an idea that I was really interested in. Well, a lot has happened since then.
I have my second meeting with my tutor & he asked me why I was interested in doing my diss on engagement with students, I explained how it is how I first got interested in events management and how I would love to work in a job, when I graduate, that uses events to engage young people with either educational or cultural.
The he said something which threw me off my game. ‘Why not do your dissertation on the company you want to work for, actually conduct research that will assist that company & get your foot in the door with them?’
WHAT I CAN ACTUALLY DO THAT?! But wait where does that stand me with having to start my reading? What do I have to do to get this happening?
Well I am now in the process on trying to contact the organisation I would love to work with, but I don’t want to send across my initial email till it is perfect. My question is – how do you explain you are writing a dissertation and would like to conduct some research for them by finding out if the events they have held actually engage students in that topic – in a professional manner & make it obvious that you are really serious??
It is so much more complicated than picking a bog standard dissertation topic!
Let me know if you are also flicking between different dissertation questions or are struggling to finalise a topic? I really love hearing about how other people are getting on with their dissertation and appreciate the helpful advice that people have given me so far on twitter.
Are you also writing your dissertation this year or have you recently completed one & have any tips or tricks you want to share? I would love to hear them and about your process with writing your diss! Please let me know them either in the comments below or by sending me a tweet to @imdamnstudent