The University recently welcomed Melody Hossaini to campus, a candidate on BBCs popular The Apprentice 2011, when she delivered a talk to students at the annual Careers Fair at Sunley Conference Centre, Park Campus, organised by the Careers & Employability Service.
Melody informed students about her company InspirEngage and how she set up a social enterprise, touching on her experiences on The Apprentice as well as providing advice on how to achieve your career goals. Melody commented:
“I really enjoyed coming to the University and was so impressed by your students. I did an interactive session which included some exercises designed to get people thinking and asked everyone to write down a vision. I then invited people to share them. One person said he wanted to change negative stereotypes in his community. Another said he wanted to improve the school education system in India, and one student said his vision was to pay back the money his parents had invested in his education.
“I was so impressed by how utterly selfless everyone was, and this was followed by amazing questions and feedback in the bit I called the Dialogue Session.”