On Tuesday 5 November, RuTC Business students had the opportunity to attend a talk by an industry professional from Microsoft. Since November 2018 RuTC has been awarded status as a prestigious Microsoft Showcase College. This programme is part of Microsoft’s Education Initiative – a global network of institutions using technology to improve teaching and learning.
The talk was organised by RuTC Students' Union Vice-President, Hasti Rezvan, in collaboration with Student Services, the Careers team and the Business department. Hasti contacted Ali Rezvan, Retail Industry Director at Microsoft. Mr Rezvan is responsible for enabling Microsoft’s Worldwide Retail, providing journey transformation support by bringing new industry leading technology closer to them. He talked about his journey to where he is now and how some of the jobs and careers that the students might have do not even exist today. He emphasised the fast changes taking place in today’s society and technology.
Hasti Rezvan, RuTC Students’ Union Vice-President, said, “The Students’ Union had many requests from Business students to get advice from industry professionals, especially from Microsoft. RuTC’s Careers team as well as the Business department liked the idea of us organising this amazing talk. Students were very engaged in the talk and learnt a lot of valuable industry knowledge but also life experiences.”