Oxford supports alumni career changes

May 3, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgOxford’s efforts to address almuni career changes have been commended by the Financial Times as “the first initiative of its kind in the UK outside business schools”.The event took place on Saturday 12th February and aimed at mid-career professionals who would like a boost to their career, or who are looking to “change direction.”It comprised of panel discussions, talks, workshops and even a CV clinic, with a networking session at the end. A range of topics was discussed, from how to break into International Development to how to start your own business. There was also a session on “the benefits of gaining further qualifications.”100 alumni paid £45 to attend this event, which addressed mid-career changes.According to Jonathan Black, President of the Careers Service, a show of hands at the beginning revealed that a third of the attendees were definitely going to change their career, about a third were thinking about it, and a few had to change because they were being made redundant.According to Dr. Daud Salim Faruquie a graduate student studying Evidence-Based Social Intervention, “people contemplate a switch in their career due to varied reasons”.Having made a calculated move from academia to policy himself, Faruquie feels that such events are particularly useful in providing a platform where people can “evaluate their contemplations.”The initiative taken by the Careers Service was a result of a policy changed two years ago to support alumni for life (the previous standard being four years).According to Black, there are currently about 8000 alumni registered on CareerConnect, the Careers Service’s online job portal, with a number of them reportedly finding jobs through it.last_img read more

Mobile bankers equal happy customers

December 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Brian DayA new study shows those who use mobile banking are among the most loyal and happy financial institution (FI) customers/members. As consumers become increasingly comfortable with and accustomed to mobile banking, their allegiance and satisfaction is on the rise.The recent survey of U.S. FI consumers revealed 82 percent of mobile banking app users are satisfied with their FI. Further, 76 percent of app users are likely to recommend their FI to others. Not surprisingly, the survey, conducted for FICO, also found younger consumers engaged more with their FIs via mobile devices. Seventy percent of survey respondents between the ages of 25 and 34 use a mobile banking app. Among customers between ages 35 and 49, that number dropped to 54 percent. Just 36 percent of survey participants over the age of 50 said they use mobile banking apps.Additionally, Millennials are more likely to interact with their FIs through text messages. Sixteen percent said they would prefer text messages over other forms of communication, including emails and phone calls. Just 9 percent of the respondents between ages 35 and 49, and 5 percent of those over the age of 50, expressed the same preference. continue reading »last_img read more

Chelsea beat Man Utd to snap up 16-year-old Edwin Andersson

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Chelsea had a deal provisionally agreed with the emerging talent, who turns 17 in November, for several months before the deal went through. A dream come true. Chelsea was the club that suited me best and it is a club with incredibly good conditions Speaking to Expressen last year, his father Mikael Andersson said: “There have been an incredible number of clubs from virtually all countries that have been interested in him. “But he has chosen to go to Chelsea when it’s time. According to the rules he must be 16 first and then it is up to the clubs to agree. “There’s still some details, but the day it’s time he has decided that it’ll be Chelsea. “It is a chance you can take if the package is right. They have very good education and care about you as a human being, which one might not believe.” He added: “It is the dream of every boy to have such an opportunity, that is where we are now. But it should be the right conditions, otherwise it will be nothing. Read Also:United Fan to Ighalo: Score two goals against Chelsea “He’s pretty much like Callum Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea. When he was younger, he was a little more like Ronaldo. He mainly stays on the left.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea have beaten Manchester United to snap up 16-year-old Edwin Andersson from Swedish outfit IFK Gothenburg. Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Loading… Frank Lampard’s side had an agreement for the promising winger in place before the January transfer window closed last week. Andersson told SvenskaFans: “It is a dream come true. Chelsea was the club that suited me best and it is a club with incredibly good conditions. “I usually stick to the left and would well describe myself as a technical player, fast, and like to challenge a lot 1 to 1 and create chances. “Yes I have (visited Stamford Bridge). Magical arena!” Gothenburg’s academy manager Jonas Olsson confirmed the move and admitted losing Andersson was a big blow to his side. He said: “We of course wish Edwin good luck. “We would have liked to have seen him stay with us but that he is being recruited to Chelsea is a good mark on our business.” Andersson – compared to Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo – had a trial with Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Manchester United 18 months ago.last_img read more

Do You Speak Telugu? Welcome to America

December 2, 2019 0 Comments