Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself or you simply hit a wall in your professional career, a good way to get ahead is to study an MBA. There’s good reason to be skeptical since graduate studies can be expensive, but in the long run, the benefits of holding an MBA far outweigh its hefty price tag and personal investment of time and hard work.There is high demand for MBA graduates. According to the QS Intelligence Unit’s 2016/17 annual survey of employers worldwide, there has been a 13% growth globally in jobs that require an MBA degree. The countries with the biggest markets for jobs requiring MBAs are the U.S., India and Brazil, with most openings within the finance, consulting and technology sectors. A large part of the value proposition for employers is soft skills, such as communication and critical analysis. These are developed during MBA programs through debates, collaborative activities, case-study analyses and presentations.Increased pay is surely one … [Read more...] about Figuring out your next career move: Where to start from?
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Former Wales captain Matthew Rees is moving into a new rugby role - as a player manager. Having hung up his boots after an illustrious career which spanned two decades, the 60-times capped hooker is staying within the game. He has taken up a post with Engagesport, where he will be working alongside fellow ex-Wales and Lions star Robert Norster, a director of the company. Rees - known throughout the game as Smiler - has also joined the coaching team of Championship club Beddau, so he’s going to be a busy man. He retired at the end of the season , following a playing career that took in spells at Pontypridd, Celtic Warriors, Scarlets and Cardiff Blues, making no fewer than 329 club and regional appearances. As well as winning 60 Wales caps, between 2005 and 2014, and captaining his country nine times, he also played in the three Tests on the 2009 Lions tour of South Africa. His career is all the more remarkable in that he overcame testicular cancer to return to playing after six … [Read more...] about The new career of the Wales rugby captain who overcame so much
With a name like 'boomsatsuma', you get an instant insight in to just how much creativity and individuality radiates from this company. Priding itself as the leading creative industry training provider in the West of England, it is easy to see why their number of enrolled students have boomed and increased from 15 to 400 students in just 4 years since launching their immersive courses. Certain courses have proved so popular that one even became twice oversubscribed this academic year - September 2019 is set to be the biggest year on record for boomsatsuma and it's prospective new students; the question is, do you want to be a part of the creative revolution? Making the significant transition from secondary school to further education is commonly perceived as one of the biggest steps that any young person can take but it doesn't have to be a pressurised choice. Other than the traditional route of going to undertake A Levels/BTECs, there are now so many courses on the market … [Read more...] about How to get your foot in the door of Bristol’s creative scene
When it comes to those in the public eye, there are few more polarising figures than Kim Kardashian West. In fact, the very mention of the word “Kardashian” makes many people shudder with rage. This reaction was not in short supply when, in aninterview with US Vogue, the reality star and businesswoman said that she is training to be a criminal justice lawyer. After beginning a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco last summer, she is now being mentored by two lawyers, Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney, who are helping her log her required weekly supervised study hours. Kardashian plans to take the bar exam –which determines whether someone can practice law –in 2022. She said: “First year of law school, you have to cover three subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts. To me, torts is the most confusing, contracts the most boring, and crim law I can do in my sleep.” We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why we should all get behind Kim Kardashian West’s new career as a lawyer
Engineering has had a huge influence across Bristol over the years with landmarks, inventions and structures making our city a great place to live. This year Bristol Live has teamed up with engineering firm Renishaw for its Super Science giveaway where schools across the region will have the chance to win a share of £10,000 for their science projects. Therefore, we think it is only appropriate to recognise the brains behind those who have lived in the city. We take a look at some of the engineers who not only helped shaped the region, but changed the world with their innovative ideas from their Bristol roots. John Loudon McAdam First up on the list is civil engineer John Loudon McAdam who many of you won’t have actually heard of, but his input into the engineering world affects nearly all of us on a daily basis Although only living in Bristol for some of his tenure, this influential figure of the engineering sector created the McAdam … [Read more...] about Meet the engineers who started off their career in Bristol