100 Nottingham Business School alumni sought for Fellowship scheme

Nottingham Business School (NBS) is looking for up to 100 former students from the local, national and international business community to join its successful Alumni Fellows programme and support the next generation of business professionals.

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Alumni Fellows provide support at NBS events such as Thinkubator
This scheme is part of our commitment to providing a truly personalised learning experience for each student dependent on their aspirations.

Dean of Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, Professor Baback Yaz

Nottingham Business School (NBS) is looking for up to 100 former students from the local, national and international business community to join its successful Alumni Fellows programme and support the next generation of business professionals.

More than 150 Nottingham Business School alumni from a variety of organisations already contribute to the scheme through activities such as mentoring, interview support, site visits, guest lectures and industry buddying with NBS academics. Many also sit course enhancement boards to ensure the relevance of the NBS curriculum to the business world.

Dean of Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, Professor Baback Yazdani, said: "This scheme is part of our commitment to providing a truly personalised learning experience for each student dependent on their aspirations. We're extremely grateful for the valuable role our Alumni Fellows play in mentoring and guiding the students and working with our staff."

Each Fellow is asked to volunteer a minimum of two days’ worth of time per year, contributing to different activities depending on interests, expertise and availability. Along with the opportunity to raise their own profile and develop skills and experience, they benefit from access to University resources, priority invitations to events and programme discounts. Fellows are required to have graduated at least two years ago and have two years full-time work experience.

Tony O'Brien, managing director at Panasonic System Solutions Europe, recently hosted a group of students at the company’s UK headquarters as part of his role as an Alumni Fellow. He said: "It is important for business professionals of the future that they develop an understanding of global challenges that we face from an academic perspective. It is also very important that they gain insight into the cultural differences and values which underpin management belief systems. Having the opportunity to engage with tomorrow’s talent and help guide their development is a privilege and a great opportunity to give something back to the NBS team that helped shape my development during my MBA at the University."

MSc Management and International Business student, Kelechi Anthonia Mgbemena, has taken part in the mentoring programme. She said: "This scheme has provided me with a professional perspective of life that would help in shaping my actions prior to entry into the real business world. It has also increased my confidence level, being able to communicate with a top professional and has provided me with a realistic feel of the business world."

Alumni Fellowships were pioneered at Nottingham Trent University by Nottingham Business School and the scheme is now set to expand across the University, initially to the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, the School of Science and Technology and Nottingham Law School.

Nottingham Business School applications for the 2016/17 academic year will close on 29 July 2016. For further information contact Govind Singh, business development officer, on telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6889, or via email.

Having the opportunity to engage with tomorrow's talent and help guide their development is a privilege.

Tony O'Brien, managing director at Panasonic System Solutions Europe

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100 Nottingham Business School alumni sought for Fellowship scheme

Published on 30 June 2016
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