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March 18, 2019 - No Comments!

Meet the new ‘Clips: say hello to Lorenzo and Tara…

We're only a few weeks into the year and we already have five new additions to the team at Paperclip HQ! Today we're meeting Tara and Lorenzo, our new Marketing Coordinators...

It's great to have you on board! Tell us a bit about your background...

Lorenzo: I study Translation with minor studies in International Marketing at my university in Italy. The reason why I chose this university is that I have always been passionate about languages, communication and travelling. I have also lived in Denmark as an exchange student for a year, and that helped me realize that I wanted to get more international experiences, so here I am!

Tara: I studied advertising design at USW. I was a strategic planning executive at a media agency previously in Bristol. I have had internships in account handling and planning too.

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What made you apply for the role?

Tara: I applied because I have always wanted to work in Cardiff and my previous job experience had been in a marketing role. I’ve had internships in advertising and marketing and thought I'd be suited to this position.T

Lorenzo: Every student in my university has to do an internship before graduating, and it can be done locally or abroad. I’ve always been quite open-minded, so I wanted to challenge myself and try and get a real internship that would really help me improve my skills while working on something cool. Looking around erasmusintern.org I found Paperclip and I applied. It was exactly what I was looking for!

What do you want to achieve during your time with Paperclip?

Tara: I want to combine my love for creative projects with my interest in marketing and work closely with a small team dynamic and see the company achieve its targets and continue to grow.

Lorenzo: My goal in life is to get enough experience to create my own company. Ideally, I would like to live in Italy, but who knows?

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Lorenzo
And what do you get up to in your spare time?

Tara: I play hockey three times a week and enjoy going to the gym, but in contrast I also enjoy eating/drinking cocktails out a lot too.

Lorenzo: Reading is something that takes a lot of my time: I enjoy books related to marketing and startups, but also fiction. Other than that, I like walking and hanging out with friends: I am a very chatty person, I very much enjoy being surrounded with people and talk about many different topics.

It's great to have you on our team! Good luck in your new roles.

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March 12, 2019 - No Comments!

Empowering tomorrow’s entrepreneurs…

Good afternoon blogosphere!

It's been a busy start to the year at Paperclip HQ. Not only have we launched two more university marketplaces (details to follow), but we have also partnered with the Keele University Entrepreneurial Society to promote their campus marketplace.

The new partnership allows members of the society to gain valuable work experience through Paperclip, either working as part of the Student Brand Ambassador team or Student Researchers, with the aim of growing the marketplace’s userbase and generating feedback from our existing users.

Since the Keele student marketplace launched in September 2018, over 1,200 students (12% of the student population) have already signed up. Users have access to the hundreds of items on the marketplace along with some exclusive students deals.
Alongside the work experience opportunities for students of Keele’s Entrepreneurial Society, Paperclip are also sponsoring the society's on-campus events.

Kayode steps in...

Yesterday, the team helped arrange a guest lecture from entrepreneur and BBC's The Apprentice finalist Kayode Damali. Needless to say, the event was a sell-out and the team were delighted to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Kayode and Laurence hanging out before the big event

Speaking about the new partnership, society President Lucy Whitehouse said "The Keele Entrepreneurship Society is a student led society that aims to aid and nurture young entrepreneurs. The society provides weekly workshops that focus on elements of entrepreneurship such as accounting, marketing and Companies House admin. All of our members have access to one to one sessions to work on their business plans and work skills.
The Entrepreneurship society partnered with Paperclip, as they offered opportunities that would develop our members’ skill set and enhance their CVs. Paperclip has sponsored events and given our members the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and also paid part time work - both of which will help our members in the future!"

Speaking after the event, Paperclip CMO Laurence added, "It was a pleasure to meet our new Ent' Soc' Brand Ambassador team and to chat to Kayode. The feedback from the event has been great and we really look forward to supporting the society and the great work they do throughout the year."

Would you university benefit from a campus marketplace? Get in touch here.

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