The day in the life of an Intern
By Christian Toth (Business Intelligence Analyst Intern) on 9th February 2016
I’ve recently started working for the South East London Chamber of Commerce through an internship programme with the University of Greenwich. It has been an exciting opportunity to be a part of this developing Chamber and contributing to this great area of London. I am really motivated to make an impact here at the Chamber and use what I've learned during my degree.
I moved to the UK from Canada a few years ago all of which was the result of my gap year that accumulated to 4 years, nonetheless a great experience. Looking back at those years, the most significant country I travelled to was Australia, where I met some great English folks who later invited me to the UK. I've certainly travelled far and wide to finally settle in London where I've managed to graduate with a first-class from the BA (Hons) International Business programme from the University of Greenwich. I have a variety of work experience, however, I'm eager to continue gaining more experience within the business environment.
Although I've started working at the Chamber a short time ago, I've since really enjoyed working with my colleagues because of their passion and excitement in contributing towards events and simply representing the Chamber. I am also excited to be working with the Chamber board members that have a great deal of experience in business, which I am able to learn from in order to further develop my personal and professional experience.
I truly see great potential in the South East London Chamber of Commerce and I'm proud to be able to devote my efforts to evolve the Chamber into an establishment that our community will be proud to be a part of. I believe the Chamber president and his board has the right vision and commitment to give this organisation a prosperous future.
E-Business Networking Lunch Event
By Sandra Idio (Marketing Apprentice) on 8th February 2016
The Chamber first networking event of the year kicked-off at the Slug & Lettuce bar and restaurant in The O2, Greenwich. The e-business networking lunch event focused on ‘Online Video Shooting’ – video content has become increasingly important for businesses, according to Cisco by 2017, video will account for 69% of consumer internet traffic.
Ben Crone-Barber, Managing Director of Shorefront Films gave an informative presentation on ‘Online Video Shooting’ –including tips, visual examples of video content and a question and answer session. Ben also gave insight on how powerful YouTube has become - YouTube is the third most visited site in the world, according to Alexa.
The Chamber offers a free business training programme in partnership with South East Enterprise. David Roberts from South East Enterprise gave a speech about the free e-business courses. One of the courses that the organisation offers is ‘Smart Video Shooting’ - the course that enables you to learn how to create videos for your business for free using a smart phone and free software’s. Chamber member Clive Reffell from Comanche Communications & Marketing gave a testimonial regarding the skills and knowledge he learned from attending the SE Enterprise courses.
Look out for the next e-business event on Thursday 21st April 2016!
For more information on the e-business courses: http://www.selondonchamber.org/news/free-e-business-support