LSBU and MyKindaCrowd host Student Leaders Challenge Day
28 October 2014
given the chance to participate in challenges set by renowned international
nutrition company Nestlé and multinational law firm Clifford Chance. British
gas and electricity supplier Npower and Nestlé also launched two
new exciting online challenges
on the day.
included talks by successful entrepreneurs including well-known chocolatier
Louis Barnett and LSBU graduate Kadeza Begum, who founded her design company KDEVISION
as part of LSBU Student Enterprise's Graduate Entrepreneurship Scheme.
"How can students hope to have all the soft
skills needed in the work place if they haven't had business experience or had
the opportunity to interact with entrepreneurs? Events such as MyKindaCrowd are
not just important, they are essential.
These types of events should be common place in all universities around
the country," says Louis.
participating in the challenges came from 17 universities all over the UK, including
Anglia Ruskin University, University of Nottingham, University of Sussex and
University of Southampton.
team for the Nestlé challenge included LSBU student and head of the South Bank
Entrepreneurs society, Ola Saromi. He will join his teammates at an Insight Day
at Nestlé, where they will learn how the successful food company works.
important to grasp opportunities like this because they enable us as students
to gain great experience for our futures and learn from top class companies,"
Chance challenge required teams of five to put together a product strategy to
win lunch with a Clifford Chance partner and a CV consultation with the firm's
challenge was really hard, but it was so worthwhile, because it makes you work
efficiently and under pressure with people who you have never met before. It's
a great opportunity," says Rebecca Schroder, Law student at Bournemouth
University and winner of the Clifford Chance challenge.