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Master’s student Karolina gets creative on live project

23 January 2012 @TeessideUni


IT Management master’s student Karolina Braniecka put herself forward to work with a live client for her master’s project. The client, Susan Lorrimer, who will be opening her new business Posturetonic in April 2012, contacted the School of Computing to offer an MSc IT student a chance to develop a venture with her, using a new business model, and launch an integrated website.

Karolina said, ‘I liked the idea of merging the business and IT fields within a project and I felt my skills could help with the launch of a profitable, professional venture for a live client. The experience was also a learning process but I’m not afraid to go into new areas.’

The project is now a fully functioning website providing trips to Thailand to learn Thai Massage and/or Thai boxing.

Sue said, ‘Peter Phillips, Karolina’s tutor, introduced us. Karolina was enthusiastic, creative and very easy to work with. She took on the project with little experience in the IT field; learning as she went along, the result was a degree and a fantastic website for my business. It’s great that Teesside University encourages such collaborations.’

After completing the project, and her master’s, Sue presented Karolina with a cheque for £100 and a reference/letter of commendation in acknowledgment of the great work that she had done for her business. Sue said, ‘I hope to remain in contact with Karolina, I’m interested in how her career develops in the future.’

Find out more about Karolina

Posturetonic website