Tag Archives: Enterprise

23 May 2018 - 10:20 am Being an enterprise intern – a year in review

This year, whenever I met someone knew, the conversations went like this:

Person A: So what do you do?

Me: Well, I’m doing a full time Masters, but I also have three part time jobs.

Person A: Oh my, three jobs?

Me: Yes, but I don’t work a lot of hours overall. I still have time to study and to occasionally go to the cinema and theatre.

Person A: So what are the jobs?

Me: Well I work as an ambassador, I work in a coffee shop and I also work as an Enterprise Intern.

Person A: What’s that? The intern thing, I mean.

And this would be the moment when I would have to take a deep breath because this job is not a one-sentence description type of job. Even though I could technically describe it through one sentence: developing and supporting projects. But what does that sentence mean exactly?

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26 April 2018 - 2:25 pm Originals – How non conformists change the world

Originals - Adam Grant

Originals – Adam Grant

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw

This is the opening quote for Adam Grant’s book – “Originals – How non conformists change the world”. “Originals” is a great read. It’s full of catchy metaphors, analogies, anecdotes and stories.

Of course, whilst most of the book is based on existing research, it still pertains the subjective opinion of the author and it is in no way an academic book with contrasting viewpoints. Rather, it is a book about what Grant learned about originality in all his years as a social reseacher. And I would recommend it as a read.

Recommendations, however, don’t tell us much about books apart from the fact that they were enjoyed by the people who recommended them. They might hint to the interests of the recommenders as well. What one needs in order to decide to read a book is a bit of a sneak peak, an insight or some highlights. So, if you’re wondering whether Originals is worth a read or not, why not read the following highlights and decide if any sparks your reading interest.

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10 January 2017 - 2:30 pm Choose the Red Pill: Enter the Morpheus Cup

Are you a start up enthusiast? Do you want further your entrepreneurial and creative skills? Ready to meet with renowned industry experts?

Then the Morpheus cup is the perfect opportunity for you!

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11:00 am All kinds of minds, and enterprise.

Painting of person sitting, with thought bubble containing a butterfly.

Image credit: Loving Earth

It’s some time (read: a couple of years) since I last wrote a USE blog post. It’s not because I’m lazy. I’ve just had rather a lot to do.

The work of the USE Academy has got busier and busier, and away from my busy full-time job, I’m busy too. I have two small children (one who’s just started school; the other just over a year old), and very little mental or physical downtime. And there’s this thing I have a lot of problems with, called executive dysfunction.

This means I have real difficulty with planning, prioritising, or even just getting started on anything. And there’s reason for that. I’m not lazy; my brain just works a little differently from the norm.

You see, I’m autistic.

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12 December 2016 - 11:17 am A year as an Intern

So it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog; partly because we’ve been off over the summer, and partly because I’ve been so busy working on several projects! Some have already happened, and some are still in the pipelines- watch this space for more news.

Now that I’ve been an intern for almost a year now, I thought I’d write a blog about what I’ve actually been doing, other than ‘sitting at the front desk.’ The shifts range from rather quiet, to really hectic, and can even have you running all over town.

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5 December 2016 - 2:32 pm YouTube Entrepreneurs- Story of Michelle Phan

If  you are a makeup junky, you must have heard of Michelle Phan-one of the most influential YouTube celebrities. If you think she only posts videos to teach you how to do a trendy makeup,  you are SO WRONG.

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3 October 2016 - 5:04 pm A whole new angle on enterprise

Only a year ago I was introduced to a new concept called Social Enterprise, something I had never come across before. After taking several months to figure out what I was actually involved in, I figured it out!
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15 March 2016 - 3:40 pm There’s no ‘I’ in team but there is in WIN! UBC 2016

Hello USE Blog readers!

 

It’s been a while since my last post (apologies for that)!  I have however, been extremely busy supporting our students to do great things!  One of them being the University Business Challenge (UBC) – previously IBM Business Challenge.  Some of you may remember that way back in September last year, we recruited our teams, by putting them through a rigorous selection process, whereby students ran their own pizza company (simulated of course).  Continue reading “There’s no ‘I’ in team but there is in WIN! UBC 2016” »

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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9 December 2015 - 10:51 am Because the future is shared

Last weekend I took part in a student led and organised conference all about challenging current thinking in economics. The event was organised by Rethinking Economics, an international network of students, thinkers and citizens, coming together to demystify, diversify, and invigorate economics.

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