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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” »

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.

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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

This is a guest post by Alex from Sanderson Labs, attendee of Startup Weekend Sheffield in June 2016. 

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” »