Business executives sign up to support next generation of professionals

Business executives from across the globe who studied at Nottingham Business School (NBS) have signed up to support the next generation of business professionals and leaders as part of a new NBS Alumni Fellowship Scheme.

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Many of the new Fellows recently attended an introductory event at NBS

Business executives from across the globe who studied at Nottingham Business School (NBS) have signed up to support the next generation of business professionals and leaders as part of a new NBS Alumni Fellowship Scheme.

For the first year of the work, 33 alumni have accepted to undertake a range of activities including student mentoring, giving guest lectures, sitting on interview panels and offering company visits and shadowing opportunities.

The Fellows will also contribute to Nottingham Business School's course enhancement boards, which review all courses to ensure they are aligned with business requirements, and will get involved with Nottingham Trent University's Acceler8 employability award, through which students undertake work experience in addition to their degree.

Dean of Nottingham Business School, Professor Baback Yazdani, said: "NBS Alumni Fellows will dedicate their time to different activities, depending on interests, expertise and availability. The main focus for our Alumni Fellowship Scheme is to create a valuable resource that our students and staff can benefit from, while offering the unique opportunity for alumni to raise their own profile and develop their skills and experience.

NBS Alumni Fellows will dedicate their time to different activities, depending on interests, expertise and availability.

Professor Baback Yazdani, Dean of Nottingham Business School

"We'd like to thank all of the alumni who applied for this scheme and who are willing to give their time to support the business executives of the future."

In return for their time, the Alumni Fellows will have access to the University's online and City library resources, priority invitations to Nottingham Business School events, discounts on programmes and access to networking events.

Leo Hennessy, head of Program Policy Unit-Scientific Directorate at the European Space Agency in Paris, said: "Having gained a lot, personally and professionally, from my own time studying at Nottingham Trent University, I welcome this opportunity to offer my management experience and knowledge of the expatriate and international working environment to the next generations of graduates of the Nottingham Business School."

Sue Shepherd, director of the Mid Trent Critical Care Network and East Midlands Major Trauma Network at East Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "I appreciate the help and support that I have received over the years from friends and colleagues within the University. Becoming an Alumni Fellow affords me the opportunity not only to engage with current and future students, but also to give back a little in terms of my time, expertise and knowledge, hopefully in a way that best serves the students."

The new scheme was officially launched with a recent day-long event for the Fellows. As well as introductory speeches by Nottingham Business School and Nottingham Trent University representatives, there were round tables on each of the fellowship activities, a chance to network, lunch and a tour.

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Business executives sign up to support next generation of professionals

Published on 21 October 2014
  • Category: Business; Nottingham Business School

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