What if Rocky Balboa had spent all his time training for the ‘wrong’ fight? At the WPP Stream conference a couple of months ago, Enternships CEO Rajeeb Dey talked about the challenges faced by students and employers today – and how young people can be better prepared for the world of work. (NB: boxing gloves optional).
If you’re hot for Davos 2014, or if you have literally no idea what Davos is but you like finding out interesting things from interesting people on social media, these are the folks for you.
It’s that time of year again. The annual conference of the World Economic Forum, affectionately known as Davos 2014, is descending for the 44th time on a ridiculously picturesque village in Switzerland. And with it will descend movers and shakers from all over the world – including more than 30 heads of state, 1,500 captains of industry and academic leaders, and Enternships CEO Rajeeb Dey (we’re not jealous. Nope, not us *seethe*).
More than half of all graduates don’t feel like higher education has prepared them for the world of work. More than half of all employers agree. However you want to describe the current system of student and graduate employment – or lack thereof – one thing is clear: what we’re doing isn’t working. It’s time for a big, big change.
And I’m very excited to announce that we’re ready to declare our part in that change.
Recognising outstanding achievement within the UK Asian community, the annual Asian Achievers Awards 2013 took place on the 6th September – and we are beyond proud to announce that Enternships CEO Rajeeb Dey was honoured with the prize for Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Well done Raj. Now, back to work.
Missed Rajeeb Dey’s talk at Campus Party? Our brilliant CEO, who started his first business at 17, told the story of the Accidental Entrepreneur- and from that, we’ve extrapolated the top five things you can learn. Most of them, admittedly, go against everything your mother ever told you….
Having launched Wayra Enternships – a partnership designed to connect our entrepreneurial students with amazing (Telefonica-accelerated) startups – earlier this year, we felt it was about time we took this party offline and into the real world. On the 11th June the London Wayra Academy hosted the first ever Wayra Enternships Careers Fair, and His Royal Highness The Duke Of York was on hand to show his support for the venture. Continue reading Debut Wayra Enternships Careers Fair Welcomes Royalty
We’re delighted to announce that our very own Rajeeb Dey has been selected as one of this year’s Marketing Academy Scholars. A great recognition of young entrepreneurs; it hopefully will mean ever more promotion of the kind of impact graduates and emerging startups can make. Continue reading Enternships CEO Rajeeb Dey awarded Marketing Academy Scholarship
Remember that time we launched our Wayra Enternships site to get amazing new paid internships to the people of the UK? Well, we’re very excited to announce that we’re growing at a lovely and terrifying rate. This week, we launched in Dublin, promising amazing opportunities for the young entrepreneurs of Ireland.