Working at start-ups can often offer a more agile experience compared with working for a larger graduate employer. Because the way that large organisations are structured can be complex, the work that new graduate hires are asked to do can be very specific. Working for a start-up or SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) can offer opportunities to get involved in a much wider range of tasks, thereby offering a steeper learning curve.
While working on a more structured graduate scheme can be rewarding, it’s worth considering the opportunities that working for a smaller more agile company can offer.
In this session you’ll hear from a number of start-ups, gaining valuable insights on how these entrepreneurs have successfully launched and developed their businesses. You’ll learn how they are reacting to current market challenges as well as the business opportunities that this can create. Finally, you’ll take part in an interactive mixer where you’ll put your virtual networking skills into practice by rotating around the start-ups taking part and gathering insights as part of smaller student groups.
By the end of the session you will be able to:
- Gain a better understanding of how today’s participating entrepreneurs have successfully launched and developed their businesses
- Improve understanding of how the landscape is changing for start-ups in the UK
- Gain a better understanding of the work being carried out by these disruptors in the market
- Understand the opportunities and challenges faced by participating start-ups
- Improve virtual networking skills
Spaces are limited so reserve early to avoid disappointment.
This event is part of Stream 1 of the Careers and Professional Development Programme series for UCL School of Management postgraduate 2020/21 students.