Yasmin Desai, a BSc student studying Economics, Finance, and Management at Queen Mary, recently attended a two-week entrepreneurship programme at Babson College in the United States – the top-ranked university for entrepreneurship education in the world. Yasmin entered to be part of the Babson Entrepreneurship Program in partnership with Santander and was accepted after completing a 500-word report on how participating would help her with starting her own business in the future.
Yasmin claims that some of the most important things she learned were to follow your passion when seeking a career, to never underestimate the importance of internships or work placements, and to use every opportunity to network and gain feedback about your ideas.
If you are interested in running your own business or are interested in developing business skills consider joining QM ENACTUS (formerly named SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise)) and / or Queen Mary Entrepreneurs.
Keep an eye open for events run by the QM Careers Centre such as our Ideas Creation Workshop. You may have seen us recently in Library Square promoting our new funding competitions too. Our ‘Try it’ and ‘Grow it’ awards offer funding to QM students who want to take their business ideas to the next level.
To find out more and for further information on starting your own business or social enterprise, see the new section dedicated section on the QM Careers Centre website. You can also book an enterprise appointment to talk about your business ideas (whatever stage you are at). Just phone 020 7882 8533 or visit us in at the Careers Centre WG3 Queens’ Building.