Author Archives: Pankaj Snehi
20 April 2017 - 12:54 pm WORK+
It can be hard to know where to start when thinking about career planning, but at The University of Sheffield, you can ease your way in with “Taste of Work” from The Careers Service. A short four-hour session is perfect for students who have little or no work experience, as it gives you an idea of what sort of jobs are available to students and what a real working environment feels like, as well as enabling you to add a little bit extra to your CV.
But, what happens next? How can you build on your Taste of Work experience and take it further?
22 December 2016 - 11:47 am Rise of Big Data
If you’ve been following recent technology trends, Big Data has been in the news quite a lot. It’s taking industry by storm and there is a shortage of people who have the relevant skills. So, what’s the hype about? Why are the industries so keen on hiring people with Big Data or Data Science skills? What is the benefit of using Big Data? And most importantly what is Big Data? In this blog post, I’d like to share a brief introduction on this topic and answer some of the most-asked questions about it.
Starting very basic, what is Big Data? As the name suggests, Big Data is essentially described as large volumes of data both structured and unstructured and can be used to gain insights into anything from business performance to a medical condition. It is worth noting that although big data has been in news very recently, it has been used for a long time by many tech conglomerates.
19 October 2016 - 3:58 pm Gym & Brain: They’re closer than you think they are
So you gym yeah? That’s really good for you, I’m sure you can see developments in your body. You may be aware that it helps your brain too. But how much? Does it really help your brain? Can I see a noticeable difference? Maybe you don’t notice is as much but it really does help you by calming you down, boosting your memory, making new connections in brain etc.
23 June 2015 - 11:26 am End of an era…..or maybe just for a year!
Hi all! Sorry if you haven’t heard from me in a while. So, today is my last shift at USE. It’s been a year!! It doesn’t seem too long ago when I joined in September last year. This place seems the same, but I feel a lot more comfortable now than I did in September.
Although it all seems the same, everything has changed (more or less). I remember when I first started working, I came in a day before to ask advice for my first day. I wasn’t scared (maybe a little) before starting the job but Liz (my previous manager) was a great support and supported me through my first day (and every other day after that).
13 March 2015 - 10:53 am Back again, Skill Build is here for Spring Semester.
Here we are in Spring Semester now. It feels like only a month ago it was Autumn; time flies.
So, this semester’s Skill Build Sessions will cover the different aspects of how to startup a new business. The first session was delivered by me and it detailed about the assessments that the students attending have to complete. The lecture detailed about the materials and relevant information necessary to complete the assignment. Continue reading “Back again, Skill Build is here for Spring Semester.” »
16 January 2015 - 3:59 pm My first ever lecture
Hi people! Hope you all had a nice break before you came back to work to prepare for exams (I feel your pain). Hope you found my last blog helpful and got motivated to make few applications.
You’ll never guess what? Skill Build for spring semester starts soon in Feb and the first one is on 12th. The good news is that I’ll be doing the whole lecture (don’t let this to put you off though). Public speaking is daunting, especially if the language you’ll be delivering in isn’t your first language and you haven’t done that previously. It’s great to have public speaking skills as it shows employers and other people how many skills you possess; e.g., communication, listening, confidence etc. I’ll talk you through how I brought myself up to a level where I can deliver a presentation.
27 December 2014 - 4:16 pm What to do over Christmas? Make an enterprising job application!
Heya! Hope you all have been alright and missed my blogs (try not to hide it). Hope you’re enjoying the holidays. I know I am. So what are you up to? Going out? Watching fireworks in London? Eating mince pies? Singing jingle bells? Maybe this holiday you’ll go different? As you may have gathered already by the title, this blog is about job applications. But it’s not just about that, there’s a slice of enterprise on top of that. Continue reading “What to do over Christmas? Make an enterprising job application!” »
21 November 2014 - 3:27 pm Skill Build 6: Events Management 2 (the final one)
Ciao people! Hope you’re all doing well. The last installment for autumn semester of Skill Build is here. I know you’re sad but don’t please don’t cry too much as there will be another one next semester.
Good news for Skill Build lovers, we’re pleased to let you know that you can now access slides from all the sessions of Skill Build (Week 1-Week 6) by clicking here.
This session was about dealing with the potential issues that can harm your beautiful event. There are many threats to a well organised event and it’s worthwhile being realistic and adaptable to situations that can arise seemingly out of oblivion. Making a contingency plan, being realistic and, yes, attending Skill Build sessions can help you make sure your event is the best of its kind. Detailed below are some points that you must consider whilst organising an event.
14 November 2014 - 5:57 pm Skill Build 5: Events Management 1
Thursday night!!! Time for another Skill Build. It’s great to see people seeking the slides from the session, we’re so happy!!
So this Skill Build session was about Events Management, part 1 (as the title suggests). It was quite interactive and covered the Events Management from scratch. In a logical flow, it covered everything from the very beginning of events planning through to evaluation of feedback (I’ll list them all down soon). The idea was to brainstorm and answer questions for each category to make things clear in terms of organisation. I’ll get explaining every bit now –
7 November 2014 - 3:17 pm Skill Build 4: Users and Benefits
Hiya all! It’s Thursday and time for another Skill Build session. I’m glad to see that you are finding the session useful and want to get more out of it by getting your hands on the slides (nice idea). Your feedback has been great and we’re trying to improve based on it. Just a heads up for anyone who missed previous sessions and are eager to know what they were all about: you can read my blogs and see if you can make use of them. Click here to access my profiles and you’ll find all the blogs on Skill Build. I’ve covered all the sessions but session 2 (you can find it here by my lovely colleague Emily). Continue reading “Skill Build 4: Users and Benefits” »