Lucia Giuntoli tells us about her role in the Business School as Business Engagement Adviser. 

Tell us about your role at the University.

My role is Business Engagement Adviser within the Business School. I am responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining working relationships with businesses and organisations, University sections and Business School staff in order to promote the School. I coordinate and organise external facing activities of the School, such as guest lectures, executive education and CPD events, online activities and flexible learning for industry. 

How do you usually start your day?

A normal day starts with my alarm going off at 6.30am, a large cup of coffee and reading emails on my phone. I like to be in work for 8am as it allows me to prepare for a busy day ahead. 

What brought you to the University of Aberdeen?

For the last 5 years I have worked as a Project Manager with Elevator focusing on encouraging entrepreneurship in schools, colleges and universities through various events and projects. I had the pleasure of working alongside the Business School and when the opportunity arose to join the team it was something I couldn’t wait to explore! 

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

I am still in my first month with the University so everything is new and exciting! I really enjoy working with businesses to help them to develop and I am looking forward to connecting a diverse range of businesses to the School.

What are your work priorities at the moment?

In addition to building my internal network within the university, I am working with Alumni on an event in London with Simon Lancaster, one of the world’s top speechwriters. I am in the process of identifying key areas of focus in order to develop external-facing events and masterclasses. 

How do you like to relax outside work?

I enjoy cooking, baking and exploring Aberdeenshire.  I have lived in Aberdeen for the last 4 years and still manage to find a new place to go walking every month, we are so lucky to be living in such a beautiful part of Scotland.