INTERVIEW! Stephen Bediako, Project Oracle talks Social Entrepreneurship

Want to use your career to change the world for the better? You could do a lot worse than taking a leaf out of Stephen Bediako’s book – an exhaustingly talented individual whose mission of social good echoes in every project he spearheads. So what can future pioneers learn from him? We picked his brain to find out… Continue reading INTERVIEW! Stephen Bediako, Project Oracle talks Social Entrepreneurship

How Not To Tweet: the most glorious disasters of social media

Taking control of a corporate Twitter account is a bit like having kids – it’s truly amazing that you don’t have to have any sort of training to do it. For better or for worse, social media is increasingly becoming the way in which a business communicates its brand, and there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of the big dogs get it spectacularly wrong. Like asking Donald Trump to do the Harlem Shake, it’s clear that some titans of technology just don’t mix.

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5 Habits To Give Up For Lent (to worry about after the pancakes)

So sure, yesterday was all about gorging your skin off with delicious, gooey treats – but now we’re on Lent duty. We know exactly what habits any opportunity seeker should give up this fun-free season, and we’ve handily laid them out for you to gaze upon as you lie in a post-pancake stupor.  Continue reading 5 Habits To Give Up For Lent (to worry about after the pancakes)

5 questions to ask before you submit an application

For better or for worse, here at Enternships HQ we’re privy to a lot of conversations around The Best Way To Apply For A Job. In a way, we like to think of ourselves as glorious employment spies, except that we’re rubbish at keeping what we learn secret, and our clothes are more colourful. With this in mind, we wanted to create a question check-list for our candidates, so that you can be sure every application you submit is face-explodingly brilliant. Continue reading 5 questions to ask before you submit an application

Davos 2013: Diary of a Young Global Leader Day #5

A 6am Friday kick off saw me make my way to Grischa Hotel, to speak at the Barclays breakfast discussion on youth unemployment. I was speaking alongside Anthony Jenkins, Group Chief Executive of Barclays – who promised to do more about raising awareness among his peers about the problems of youth unemployment and lack of opportunities for graduates. It was good to hear a CEO of a global company back up this issue, but it’s clear that more needs to be done to push stakeholder government businesses and NGOs to help find solutions.

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Davos 2013: Diary of a Young Global Leader #Day 4

Day 4 – and I’m still alive. Last night was a great opportunity to catch up with Bill Reese: the CEO of International Youth Foundation. I first met Bill in 2008 when i was awarded the YouthActionNet Global Fellowship for establishing Student Voice, and it was wonderful to hear his plans to re-engage the YAN Fellows Alumni and the IYFs by developing mentoring opportunities between new Fellows and alumni. Continue reading Davos 2013: Diary of a Young Global Leader #Day 4