Tag Archives: Enterprise

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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10 November 2015 - 11:12 am New beginnings and a ray of never giving up

Hey everyone, my name is Baiju, a very excited intern at the USE who is a bit of an adrenaline junkie. I’ll tell you a little bit about myself, but not sure where to start…

I come from Kenya, which has some of the most beautiful scenery, still trying to find something to top the Great Rift Valley and the sun setting in the horizon, watching the zebra graze the last few blades in the dark as the last golden rays hit their backs, it is bliss! I left Kenya to come to the University of Sheffield, to study Economics, as I have a passion for development and trying to bridge the gap of inequality.

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2 November 2015 - 3:53 pm The Spirit of the Entrepreneur

Since beginning work as a Social Innovation Intern at USE this September, I have found myself reflecting on exactly what an ‘entrepreneur’ is.

At the end of September, Britain said goodbye to free plastic bags on the high street. The ban came as a surprise to many, whilst to ‘banish the bag’ campaigners, the ban signified a small move in the right direction.

In the midst of a week of forgetfulness at the checkout, it was reported that Dave Arthur, a shopper from Plymouth, had started an enterprising plan in which to make money from the newly introduced charge. On social media, Dave advertised the sale of his collection of 200 ‘good brand’ plastic bags for the grand total of £5. This enabled potential buyers the opportunity to get plastic bags for 2.5p each, a half-price bargain considering the current plastic-bag market.

Dave Arthur provides a good example of what it means to be an entrepreneur. Although a somewhat simple example, through the identification of need, he used instinctive innovation in order to improve a situation and provide a solution, whilst also making a profit.

When considering what the difference is between an entrepreneur and someone who simply runs a business, we can go further, considering an entrepreneur to be a leader and manager, an innovative problem solver and a profit-maker. Essentially, an entrepreneur can be considered both a risk-taking visionary and a situation-stirring revolutionary.

Are you excited by the role of an Entrepreneur? Are you an Entrepreneur? If you answer ‘yes’ to either or both questions, why not take a look at the USE website or visit the USE Reception Desk and talk to a member of the Intern team.

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With the various opportunities available at USE, you won’t be disappointed!