Author Archives: Cristiana Mirosanu

12 May 2016 - 11:04 am Enterprising World: Romania’s tech startup scene

Following in some of the other interns’ steps, I will be writing today about international entrepreneurship, more specifically, about technology startups in Romania. This is my home country, and it has been part of the EU since 2007. What this means is that Romanians are allowed to open their own businesses in the UK. However, if you are enthusiastic about learning about entrepreneurship in other countries or looking for new opportunities to expand an existing business to Romania, then you should read on.

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20 April 2016 - 3:13 pm Bringing ‘Big Magic’ into your entrepreneurship journey

I’ve recently read this wonderful book called Big Magic and written by Elizabeth Gilbert, and thought I should share with you a review of it. This is mainly because of how well it depicts applying your creativity in everything that you do and work on. I think the advice she gives is inspirational, and although most of the stories refer to the author’s work as a writer, the lessons can be easily applied to entrepreneurship if that is the path that you have chosen. The author draws out some crucial life lessons that she and her acquaintances have gained over the years in order to help the reader to live creatively beyond fear.

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26 February 2016 - 1:04 pm Looking to get some funding for your startup? You MUST read this!

As you might have noticed, we’ve made a few changes to our website and the process of offering entrepreneurship support. If you are looking for a clear outline of how the Evolve Programme works and how we can support you, then you are in the right place.

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18 February 2016 - 2:48 pm Join us in raising money for the biggest charity challenge in Sheffield!

We are representing the University in this year’s Master Cutler’s fundraising challenge, where we are competing with other teams from businesses around Sheffield, among which you can find HSBC, South Yorkshire Police and the Master Cutler himself. Being the only team at the University of Sheffield to participate, we feel it is our duty to uphold the reputation of this institution by doing our best in this challenge. The challenge runs from February through to September, and our initial target is to raise £1,000 by the end of May.

Our collective aim is to raise as much money as possible for St Luke’s and Rotherham hospices. These two provide essential end of life services to people in the Sheffield area. They help over 2,500 patients each year to reach the end of their lives with dignity, support and as much comfort as possible. Funds raised this year will help them to maintain their community palliative care teams so that more people have the choice to die at home.


The USE team is made up or the year around interns, and we will be fundraising in two different ways. One will be to share this Virgin Money Giving page through social media to all our friends, colleagues and family. The second one will be to sell candy floss at various events around the university campus. We’ll post photos of those events on here and on our fundraising page as well.

Help us to meet our goal for Master Cutler’s Challenge 2016! Please donate generously to our cause and make sure you select Gift Aid when you do! Click here to donate


(Many thanks to Master Cutler’s Challenge 2016 for providing the images in this blog)

20 December 2015 - 10:44 am Wrapping up the Autumn Semester

It’s been a very busy semester here at USE and just before we leave for the holidays, I’d like to share my thoughts of my first few months as an Entrepreneurship Intern. I’ve made awesome friends, got to know innovative businesses and started working on my own project.

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10 December 2015 - 11:25 am Trying to get a grad job makes me wish I could become self-employed

Being final year student at university, I am currently in the process of applying for graduate jobs. I can honestly say that this is one of the most laborious tasks to work on not only because it’s been taking large amounts of time that’s supposed to be dedicated to studying, but also because of the artificiality of the whole process.

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23 October 2015 - 4:24 pm How I learned self-direction on my year out placement

After my second year at university I decided to take a year out and do a placement in London in order to gain more practical skills in the world of business. Overall it was a fabulous experience and one of the most important skills I acquired was self-direction.

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  • About the author

    Cristiana Mirosanu

    Cristiana Mirosanu

    I'm a final year International Relations and Politics student at TUoS. I have a true passion for learning and education and a strong belief that society needs to make a continuous effort to ensure that they are accessible and effective throughout an individual's life. I have always been extremely active in organisations protecting and furthering the rights of students.This has also involved being in leadership positions and acting as a liaison between different groups of people within the local community.