Working with the Open University Business School MBA Alumni

Grow Movement visited the Open University Business School in January to discuss volunteering opportunities for their MBA Alumni. Grow Movement has a recruitment target of 600 volunteers for June 2015. With the OU having over 23,000 MBA alumni, it is a great place to start! Grow’s Scotland Country Manager, Jeremy Roebuck earned his MBA from the OU so was keen to collaborate with them and set up the meeting.

Since meeting with Jacqui Thomasen, the Senior Manager for External Engagement the OU has advertised the opportunity on their Careers Service website, LinkedIn Page and twitter account.

Grow Movement is looking forwards to welcoming more Open University MBA Alumni to the volunteering team.

Regents University International Partners Conference
Grow Movement had the honour of being invited to talk at Regents University’s International Partners Conference in January with a panel of guests from IBM, LinkedIn and Career Volunteer. The panel focused on the value of an ‘International Education for Employers’. IBM spoke about the importance of cross cultural communication within the work place and how an international education enables this. Linkedin spoke about the need to ensure that this is reflected on linked in profiles so that employers can see this.

Both Career Volunteer and Grow Movement spoke about the benefits of volunteering to build a professional skills base which is attractive to employers. Volunteering with Grow Movement improves cross cultural communication, coaching, and cross technology communication. Essential skills within the work force today. Grow Movement has had 5 volunteers from Regents Alumni work with micro entrepreneurs across Uganda and Malawi.

Monday, 2 February 2015

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