Accolade Corporate Events helped the Hult International Business School host a team building event for their students. Read Accolade’s event manager Sara Harrison’s account of how the Team Apprentice team building event was a huge success for the students.
It should come as no surprise that the popular reality television show The Apprentice is big hit among business students. Just as many of the contestants on The Apprentice are young, burgeoning business professionals, looking to successfully break out on their own, so too are business students on the eve of launching their careers in the private sector. And for as much as business school curriculum focuses on economics, business administration, marketing, and other related disciplines, perhaps the most critically important skills to be learned are teamwork and team building.
That’s precisely why the Hult International Business School chose Accolade Corporate Events’ Team Apprentice team building event as the perfect way to bolster team building skills, all while giving its students the experience of competing in a contest modeled after The Apprentice.
The event was intense enough for Hult’s business students to feel like they were really experiencing the same pressures of their favourite T.V. show, but fun enough that it was a great diversion from their typically challenging school work. They particularly loved the business-focused tasks, as well as the creativity of the event, and seeing how each of the teams came up with different concepts. In fact, they were so inspired by the team building event that a couple of the students asked if it was possible to apply for the T.V. show for the next season.
Look out, Lord Sugar — you have some new recruits!
One of Hult’s directors said, “Just finished with the guys and the event was FANTASTIC!! The students who came loved every second and the team were amazing. Thank you thank you thank you!!”
A team building event like Team Apprentice can certainly go a long way for employees and business professionals who are already seasoned veterans of the private sector, helping them to revitalise their own professional perspectives on how to work and interact with their fellow colleagues. However, when business students are exposed to a team building event like this at the outset of their career, they absorb team building skills that they will take with them all along their careers.