Yearly Archives: 2017
6 July 2017 - 11:37 am The Infinity School Podcast
As a Year 10 student with a keen interest in becoming an entrepreneur, I look far and wide for any advice and tips to stand out. Good advice is often very hard to come by, especially when it is presented in an interesting way that really introduces you into into world of great business ideas whilst remain understandable and relevant. With such a long list of criteria, it is unlikely that all of these criteria will be ticked off, but to my surprise the University of Sheffield created a podcast that has all of that and more! Continue reading “The Infinity School Podcast” »
5 July 2017 - 4:30 pm Corporate Communications and Digital Engagement (Work Experience Day 3)
On my third day of work I was set a different challenge. I had previously been focusing on writing internet blogs for the USE blog feed about my experiences of being in and around a workplace, but now I had a task which I would be much more familiar with. Continue reading “Corporate Communications and Digital Engagement (Work Experience Day 3)” »
4 July 2017 - 2:22 pm Interviews and Afterviews (Work Experience Day 2)
Upon arriving on my second day I was again greeted with several warm greetings, which came to me as no surprise. Like yesterday several members of the office were absent, which was a terrible shame as I was planning to interview them, discussing everything from development of the internet to how they first got started. However due to the professionalism and brilliance showed by the team here, it was arranged that I would speak to two experienced members of the team. Continue reading “Interviews and Afterviews (Work Experience Day 2)” »
3 July 2017 - 12:14 pm Work Experience at USE: My First Day
Work can be a scary adventure for any person, no matter their age or previous experience. As a young adult, being introduced to the freedoms work can provide you with, however, it is overwhelming to say the least. The relaxed atmosphere that the University of Sheffield Enterprise offers was a contrast to the iron fist that my secondary school rules with, so this refreshing idea of what work should be in order to help employees work effectively is, in my opinion, a lot better. Continue reading “Work Experience at USE: My First Day” »
20 June 2017 - 2:56 pm The honesty revolution
The world of business is changing. We hear all the time that customers expect more from businesses; from replying to customer complaints over twitter all the way through to businesses operating with complete financial transparency. Continue reading “The honesty revolution” »
12 June 2017 - 1:07 pm What is Internet of Things (IoT)?
Internet of Things has been an increasingly discussed topic recently. It is one of the many technologies that tech conglomerates like Apple, Amazon, Google, Cisco etc. are investing heavily into. In this blog, I’d like to share what IoT means, its applicability, its future and some of the risks this may arise.
Internet of Things or IoT is essentially connecting devices to the internet to use them for everyday purposes. You may have come across Amazon Echo which is a personal assistant by Amazon and is powered by Alexa which is the brains behind the Echo. Alexa performs voice recognition.
9:54 am Come in and Find Out!
Got a business idea, but not sure if it’s viable? Not quite sure how to approach it, or got a specific question?
Come in and ask us! Chances are we’ve had it before, and if we haven’t, we’ll either be able to help you out, or find someone from our extensive contact networks who can! Continue reading “Come in and Find Out!” »
22 May 2017 - 9:53 am What Startup Weekend Taught Me About Teamwork
When I found out about @SWSheffield, I debated for a long time whether I should go or not. I didn’t want to launch a business, I already had one, and there was no plan to change that. So why go?
Well, I wanted to see how I felt about working on businesses with a team, as opposed to being a freelance/indie developer, which can be isolating. This was a chance to get out and find out what I wanted. There was going to be 3 meals a day (very important), what did I have to lose?
At the event, a guy called Ted gave me the obligatory t-shirt and name tag before telling me where the food was. I grabbed some snacks and sat down amongst the other attendees. I managed to get chatting to a few people, and before I knew it, my nerves had gone. Continue reading “What Startup Weekend Taught Me About Teamwork” »
12 May 2017 - 3:51 pm What going on an exchange with AIESEC taught me
In the summer after my first year I have decided to do something I have never done before, travel alone to an unknown country. Was it scary? Yes! Was it rewarding? Yes! Was it something I would do again? Definitely!
Luckily, I didn’t just pack my bags and jump in the first plane I saw in sight (though, as a 3rd year that might seems tempting sometimes) but I left on a 6 weeks volunteering programme in Turkey with AIESEC. When I left UK, I didn’t have a clear goal of what I want to achieve by the end of this experience, just that I wanted to know the world a bit more and learn how to be independent. And I was given the chance to do this plenty of times… Continue reading “What going on an exchange with AIESEC taught me” »
3:38 pm Leadership Development Day: Helping Doctoral Students to unleash their enterprising potential!
Although having a PhD degree can boost the chances for a future career, a truly insightful researcher acknowledges the tremendous importance of possessing transferable skills and qualities in order to secure a job and find success. One of the most valuable traits to make researchers stand out to employers is having what it takes to be a great leader in their area. It may surprise you to know that most postgraduate students already develop many of the skills that makes such a leader while doing their research. Most, however, either underestimate their abilities, lack the self-confidence, or simply fail to acknowledge their strengths when attempting to promote their work to others. That is why we felt the need to create the Leadership Development Day Program, a full-day of workshops for doctoral students from across all faculties.
The first leadership development event was held in November last year, with support and funding from the University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE) and Think Ahead. It aimed to focus on developing skills outside of the research subject. It was planned initially as a one-time event, however, the strong response of postgraduates to the program, and the demand from for more similar events have shown the need to expand on it. This led to the delivery of the second Leadership Development Day in March this year, which included more talks and activities, supported by USE and the Doctoral Academy, with 50 students registered to attend. Continue reading “Leadership Development Day: Helping Doctoral Students to unleash their enterprising potential!” »