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31 August 2017 - 12:46 pm Meet the winners of our Evolve Business Competition

Every year, University of Sheffield Enterprise runs a competition to celebrate the growing startup stars supported by its Evolve Programme. This competition is an opportunity for entrants to increase awareness and exposure for their startup (FAME) and get a cash injection to help grow their business (FORTUNE).  Continue reading “Meet the winners of our Evolve Business Competition” »

22 August 2017 - 4:18 pm What is the impact of enterprise capability development in your degree?

My experience

The Organ Donation Project was a project that made up a small part of my ‘Introduction to Human Anatomy’ module in my second year of my Biomedical Sciences degree. I was put into a group with others in my course, where I then took the role of team leader for the project. My role was to delegate tasks to other team members and think of creative, ‘out-of-the-box’ ideas to engage young students to sign up for the organ donation register, using our anatomical knowledge. Continue reading “What is the impact of enterprise capability development in your degree?” »

4:07 pm Me and My Interest in Enterprise

I am the new summer intern at the University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE). Currently a 3rd year chemical engineering student at the University with a desire to potentially start a business of my own.

My interest in enterprise was slowly developed because of my friends and family. Apparently, they saw something that made them think that I had the potential to start and run a business of my own. I want to learn as much as I can in preparation for owning a business someday and I have the perfect opportunity to do that as a USE intern this summer. My interest in enterprise has been further strengthened by learning that it is a useful skill which employers now look for in applicants.

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27 July 2017 - 11:02 am Bright Toys wins £855 to get more kids into STEM

“My name is Kisha Bradley and 20 years ago, I had my mind blown.”

This was the opening to Kisha’s pitch at Sheffield SOUP last night that would win her an £855 grant to buy tools and equipment to run interactive workshops designed to get more kids interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Continue reading “Bright Toys wins £855 to get more kids into STEM” »

7 July 2017 - 4:44 pm Final Thoughts (Work Experience – Day 5)

I will find it hard when I return to school next week, because I know that nothing I will do at school will compare to how incredible this week has been. Thanks to everybody that works at the USE and Corporate Communications, I have had a taste of what a job will be like, and there has not been any part of this experience that I won’t take around me wherever I go. I have excellent supervisors to guide me through anything I struggled with, but they also gave me a lot of independence, which is arguably more important than guidance. No matter where I go or what I do, I will show any future employers my two fantastic reports and be proud. Continue reading “Final Thoughts (Work Experience – Day 5)” »

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” »