Business Solutions boot camp equips students with real-world business skills
London South Bank University (LSBU) Business students work with Entrepreneur in Residence to boost their skills at Business Solutions boot camp
LSBU School of Business students explored consultation services and report writing at the University’s Business Solutions boot camp.
The two-day training course, which took place between 31 August and 1 September, saw eight students participate in interactive sessions to help them prepare for the realities of providing consultation services to local businesses from LSBU’s Business Solutions Centre.
Run by LSBU’s Student Enterprise team based at the award-winning Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation and the School of Business, students learnt how to write reports for a business audience and role-played business consultation scenarios.
LSBU’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Peter Harrington, local Business Improvement District WeAreWaterloo and staff from the Student Enterprise team and School of Business came together to share knowledge and experience in the inclusive training programme, designed to suit the range of skills that LSBU students need to draw on to provide advice to the local business community.
The group also explored the workings of LSBU’s Business Solutions Centre – a free drop-in service for local businesses where LSBU’s Business students offer advice and tailored solutions.
Peter Harrington, founder and creator of SimVenture, a multi-award winning business simulation game, said:
“It was great to be involved with this year’s boot camp. Sharing business tips and tricks in interactive sessions with students that are eager to learn always provides a great opportunity for exchanging ideas and experience. I hope that the students now feel empowered to use their skills to tackle some of the real-world business challenges that exist today.”
Catalina Narvaez Buitrago, a Business Administration student, said:
“I learnt valuable skills at the Business Solutions boot camp that I can use both inside and outside the workplace, and can also apply them to my studies. The sessions on communication skills were most useful as I picked up useful tips on speaking with business clients – which will be a big help to me right now and in the future.”
Awa Tano, a final year Research student, said:
“It was great to present in front of WeAreWaterloo. They really listened to our ideas for how they could boost their weekend footfall by increasing the number of Saturday traders. I will take away the tips for good business selling too, they were invaluable.”
Find out more about the Business Solutions Centre.
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