Author Archives: Ana-Gabriela Popa

12 April 2016 - 3:46 pm Cool To Be Clever

You know it’s cool to be clever when even the top definition on urban dictionary describes clever as “witty, intelligent, the opposite of dumb” and the entry is made by “Sweet Jesus”. You got to believe “Sweet Jesus” – it is cool to be clever.

Continue reading “Cool To Be Clever” »

20 January 2016 - 11:53 am Like a Virgin

I don’t know what you were thinking when you were reading the title, but, hopefully, the first image that came to your mind was Richard Branson’s book: “Like a Virgin – Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School”.

Continue reading “Like a Virgin” »

30 November 2015 - 3:55 pm Beyond Taste of Work and what it really means to be an intern at USE

Pitch Club - waving the prize

Pitch Club – waving the prize

Don’t get me wrong – Taste of Work is a great opportunity. Having a short insight in someone’s job can be quite decisive in making you go for it or not. But organised job shadowing cannot be compared with the incredible, unexpected work you can experience as an intern at USE. Just think of it – can you compare writing a blog post at 4pm at the reception with writing a blog post at 4am, whilst you help out with the 24 h Social Storm event?

Continue reading “Beyond Taste of Work and what it really means to be an intern at USE” »

13 October 2015 - 9:15 am How we lower our expectations on first-times

Everything that has to do with life and experience entails starting and ending coordinates. First day at school/high-school/university, first time to join a society, first time to eat tacos, first football match, first date, first riding-a-bicycle lesson, first step on a foreign soil, first business coaching session, first attempt to strike at bowling. And every first time tends to be witnessed and experienced with consciously lowered expectations.

Continue reading “How we lower our expectations on first-times” »

  • About the author

    Ana-Gabriela Popa

    Ana-Gabriela Popa

    MSc Leadership and Management student at The University of Sheffield. Enterprise Intern. Global Citizen. Feminist. Avid reader. Series binge-watcher. Formerly International Students' Officer at Sheffield Students' Union, Chair of International Students' Committee, Vice-President Marketing at AIESEC Sheffield, Widening Participation Intern at USE. BA International Relations and Politics graduate.