Last week was a busy week. It was the Global Enterprise Week, which means that numerous organizations had events planned and put together for that week. My institution wasn’t an exception. Overall, our office planned and/or attended seven events that week. Some were internal, some external, some put together by us, some by external organizations.
A range of events
Our events were well spread to cover the interests of both businesses and students. Here is the list of our events:
1) Land That Job: a student-focused event with a panel of employers answering questions about graduate careers and recruitment. At the second part of the event, students were given the opportunity to approach and talk to the employers one-on-one.
2) Enterprising Roehampton Awards: An event focused on local businesses. Awards based on six different categories were given to various small businesses in the area to congratulate them on their performance, good customer service and contribution to the local economy.
3) Wandsworth Business Support meeting: organized and chaired by our local authorities, with the participation of institutions, charities and local businesses
4) Wandsworth Youth Event: organizations were invited to attend an exhibition aimed at the students and visitors of South Thames College, and our institution exhibited with a stand that became very popular
5) Bright Ideas Masterclass: Bright Ideas is a business idea competition offering cash prizes to the winners. This masterclass was aimed at students interested in participating but who needed help developing their ideas, putting them down on paper, finding other fellow students to partner with, filling out the application form etc.
6) Wandsworth Business Forum: The Business Forum comes as part of creating links with the local community. It is an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their achievements and for all parties concerned to network.
7) Media Day: This event was split into an employers’ part and a students’ part. In the first part, there was an informal presentation on the University’s short courses for professionals in the Media, while in the second part the employers talked to students about how to get into the industry and what to expect from it.
Needless to say, we were all exhausted at the end of the week. But we all agreed that in the end it’s always worth it.