WIT will host a seminar for postgraduate business students which will feature a range of guest speakers, including the Irish Exporters Association
Describing Ireland as ‘a land of saints and scholar’s neglects to mention a few key characteristics of our fair and native land that we all love so much: such as rain, grass, cows, a little bit more rain, and a whole mix of other ingredients to make Ireland one of the great producers and exporters of agri-produce, a key theme of the recent run of the Graduate Business Seminar Series. Throw in presentations from Facebook, the GAA, AIB and Bank of Ireland, and one gets a glimpse of the diversity of speakers Masters students have the opportunity to ‘grill’ during their studies.
From start-up coffee entrepreneurs, through marketing Irish butter to foreign lands, to first-mover importers of chia seeds to Europe, the Seminar Series 2015 exposed students to the myriad opportunities and career paths available and a chance to engage with and directly learn from those at the innovative edge of business in Ireland.
An example of the unrivalled access that students get in the Series is provided by the visit last December of European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Phil Hogan, who directly answered questions from the 90 masters-level students in attendance. From the strategic implications for Ireland of a British exit from the EU, to the nutritional benefits of eating insects, Commissioner Hogan’s engagement was a fascinating insight into the policy planning that goes on at the heart of Europe.
The upcoming 2016 edition will showcase a diverse range of speakers from many facets from the world of business. Included in this will be speakers from small firms, the Irish Exporters Association, strategic banking, online payments, as well as trade unions and charities. In conjunction with the Series, the School of Business and the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland will host a showcasing of Government supports for SMEs on Friday 30th September.
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