Friday, 2 December 2016

Build up an online profile with the 'B-Enterprising Photo Competition'!

Example photos - Catherine Spencer supporting and
representing B-Eat at UoB Societies Fair
We're now living in a digital age and online presence is the name of the game! Whether you're making an application for a job or just updating your CV, it's all done online now.
So, now, its becoming increasingly important to establish a positive internet presence, with emphasis on positive.
But what does that really mean?
Well, employers now look at your online presence, that is, your social media profiles, any blogs you've written or an online portfolio.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

B-Enterprising meets B-Eat's President Catherine Spencer

I met with 3rd year Theology & Religion student at UoB, Catherine Spencer, about her wonderful work for Birmingham's new campaigning and fundraising society branch, B-Eat, the UK's largest eating disorder charity.

Catherine supporting and representing B-Eat at UoB Societies Fair
Set up in June this year, B-Eat works to end the stigma about eating disorders, whilst promoting the amazing work that B-Eat do in the UK. Students approach the society to talk if they're worried about themselves or someone else, and B-Eat then signposts them to the relevant services, such as UoB's Student Services or Birmingham Mental Health.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Do what you actually love...right now!

If you have ever seen the film Love Actually you will see it is a collection of individual stories about the same thing (love) but with different experiences faced by those who are finding it. If you haven’t, it will more than likely be on again in the run up to Christmas.

Ok it is an odd comparison to make but our Ambitious Entrepreneurs event at the University of Birmingham last week kinda followed a similar pattern to the film. Three successful entrepreneurs (not linked as such) coming back to talk about their experience of starting a business all with different stories to tell but ultimately looking for the same thing - success with their business finding the things they love the most.

Monday, 14 November 2016

'DON'T be afraid to fail' says Graduate Saket Gautam

Saket Gautham with Alison Sharp,
the Assistant Director of Innovation
here at Birmingham
"If I could make money on ideas, I'd be a millionaire by now! You've got to work on the ideas and make them happen."  Saket Gautham.

Saket Gautam is an enterprising example of how not to be frightened of new situations and to take opportunities as they come!
He did his undergraduate degree in Hotel Management and afterwards was employed at Xander, New Delhi (India) in the Investors team (which had little relevance to his degree). He made it an experience of a lifetime, building connections then began his MBA at UoB  - with the goal of being self-employed thereafter.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Teacher Feature – Professor Prem Kumar tells us how he’s enterprising

Professor Prem Kumar is the Director of Education in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences and also Director for the Institute of Clinical Sciences. The B-Enterprising team went along to find out how he brings enterprise into his work.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Ambitious Entrepreneurs and we are throwing in some cake (...not by the ocean)

I am going to be as honest as I can possibly be here.  My name is Bob Lee and I have been given the task of promoting a speaker event called Ambitious Entrepreneurs which is taking place on November 16th between 1pm-3pm to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week.  If you are thinking this sounds like a lot of detail already and a ploy to get more people to go to the event then I will level with you, it is! 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

UoB WISE-Enactus Unilever Networking Workshop

On Friday October 21st, WISE and Enactus ran a Unilever networking session to give students an insight into the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods industry.