IoD Student Sponsorship Competition

The new Cumbria Institute of directors (IoD) Chair and committee are keen to encourage diversity in their programme, including the voice of young people who will be their future leaders and directors.

The Institute of Directors are offering sponsorship for two IoD student members for 12 months in collaboration with The Centre for Leadership Performance. Members are able to attend the Cumbria IoD Committee and events in order to provide a young voice and have access to the wider IoD programme, including the annual student IoD conference. The IoD would look into mentoring arrangements to support those sponsored student members.

To be eligible for the IoD’s student membership you must currently be a student at a recognised university or have graduated within the last two years.

Your (IoD) student membership will prove invaluable for anyone interested in business, whether you see yourself as a potential corporate high-flyer, a budding entrepreneur or simply an ambitious student with an eye on the best possible degree. Benefits of student membership at the IoD include the following:

Guru panel

As a student member you will have access to our Guru Panel. This involves expert support from our mentoring group, comprising experienced people in the world of business – entrepreneurs, chairs, chief executives, business leaders, employers, coaches, HR specialists or legal experts. You will be able to communicate directly with them in person and in private.

Regional events
IoD Student Membership gives you member access to the IoD’s Regional event schedule, a dedicated programme of networking opportunities in your area, alongside privileged access to selected events across the UK. You will receive information about events taking place in your area through our monthly e-news or you can visit our events page here.

Internships and work placements
Your IoD student membership gives you access to our placement and internships noticeboard within our online student community. Any exciting internship and work placement opportunities from our director level members can be found within our online student community.

Student online community
IoD student membership entitles you to be a part of the IoD’s members-only LinkedIn group. This elite network of professionals, entrepreneurs, directors and business leaders is a perfect place to get your name and your business known among key influencers. The network can also be an invaluable sounding board, provoke interesting discussion and provide a great source of feedback.

Director Magazine App
Included in your Student Membership is digital access to Director – Britain’s leading magazine for board-level executives. Packed with lively and informative features, inspirational case studies and interviews and shorter advisory items, it is considered an essential read for company directors and will provide a valuable insight into the latest business issues, challenges and philosophy.

Interested?
In 500 words or less tell us what advice and knowledge you would share with the IoD Online Student Community to someone starting out on their leadership journey?

You can complete your application here https://forms.gle/8ZEhbcuw6KUftr5Z9

Application deadline 6th January 2020. Winners announced early in New Year 2020.

Paper applications sent to: Centre for Leadership Performance, Town Hall, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9NP

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