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Welcoming our new Advisory Board

By Fiona Shaw
September 18 2018

Posted in Blog

 In 2017, Summer of Biz was all about setting up, hoping it all worked and trying to get some of our hard-working HR & Marketing students into summer internships!

Initially, we set ourselves a target of 20 internships for 2017/18, which quickly stretched to 30. We advertised 29 roles, filling 23 of them, and ran 17 bootcamps. Not a bad first effort!

Now, in 2018, our second year has been all about how we can mature and grow the programme. None of us had ever attempted to do anything like this before, but we had a team of enthusiastic volunteers and a vision! We wanted to replicate the success of our older sibling Summer of Tech and raise Summer of Biz to the next level.

We’d made a great start, but we had several key areas we needed to build on.  These included:

We realised pretty quickly that we couldn’t do all that alone, so we looked for some really cool people to form an Advisory Board.  We wanted people with the right attitude and industry mana from their careers in HR & Marketing, with a track record of giving students amazing opportunities.

We managed to find nine amazing HR & Marketing experts to join the Summer of Biz Advisory Board:

After meeting for the first time recently, the Advisory Board has set their mission and are ready to help Summer of Biz grow.

So what exactly are they going to do, you may ask?  Good question.  Essentially, they will help us in several different ways.  Their main functions will include:

Already they are full of great ideas and have started getting involved. If you would like to get to know more about the incredible people on board, click here to visit our Advisory Board page.

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