If you are one of the many students who see the word ‘enterprise’ and instantly think “it’s not for me…” then think again. Student Enterprise is not just about helping you start your own business; it’s also about equipping you with valuable entrepreneurial skills sought-after by potential employers, and being able to demonstrate these skills in a practical capacity. So let’s take a look at how getting involved in Student Enterprise can benefit you:
Starting your own business is an option Probably the most obvious way in which Student Enterprise can help you is if you really want to start your own business. This can be anything from a small business to help you fund your studies, right up to a working for yourself as career path or a way to champion the ‘next big thing’ and find some investment. Sometimes you need less help than you think, it’s just taking that first step is always the hardest. If you would like to speak to someone about getting your business off the ground, book a session using the online form.
Improving your employability potential If you haven’t heard of the Enterprise Online Module, now is a great time to start. The module is an extra-curricular module on Moodle designed to focus on the core skills of enterprise. There are four levels to achieve: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced with Distinction. It is certificated at each level so you can demonstrate to potential employers that you gained some worthwhile skills whilst you were at university. To find out more about it and how to take part, click here.
Meeting the right people We come across lots of business professionals and like-minded people in our line of work, so chances are we could put you in contact with the right people to make things happen for you. Whether you are looking for a business mentor or someone to help you with your social media strategy, come and chat to us at the Hub for Innovation and Enterprise.
Improving your skills and gaining new ones Taking part in relevant workshops can definitely help you realise your potential. This year in conjunction with Study Plus, The Hub for Innovation and Enterprise will be running core enterprise skills workshops designed to help you build on existing skills if you are already studying business, right up to completely learning new skills that will come in handy with your business start-up plans or just to learn something new. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. You can find out more and sign up here.
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